Katerina Mrhacova

June 24, 2020

Modern Slavery: Slave contracts, human and labour rights

Slavery is not a thing of the past. The modern form of slavery is exemplified in the contractual drafting practices and particularly observable in the entertainment industry, among others. Read this article to challenge some current legal procedures and reflect on the expanding definition of slavery.
June 1, 2020

Long Read: How do we protect our prisoners?

This Long Read is a legal overview of the issues surrounding the treatment of prisoners. Generally, the concept of human rights is used as blanket protection, which, in reality, may conceal the mistreatment of prisoners. This article provides readers with alternative perspectives heavily backed by data to compare it with the traditional interpretation of the issue.
May 12, 2020

Reflection on the Treatment of Sexual Assault Victims in Turkey

Vareesha Sameem provides an insight into the Turkish approach to the human rights crisis experienced by sexual assault victims.
April 27, 2020

The Many Roles of Journalists

This short read serves as a reminder of the many roles that journalists play in today's society. Introducing practical examples, this article tries to shed light on the indispensability of journalists without the resort to journalistic ethics.
April 2, 2020

Reflection on Trump’s Impeachment

The media closely watched the impeachment of President Donald Trump. But what does his acquittal mean for the upcoming United States presidential election?
March 21, 2020

Ineffectiveness of Corporate Governance: The convenient shortcomings of modern regulation of business organisations

States are reluctant to intervene in today's capitalist markets. The reality of corporate failures, which do not only impact the company and its shareholders but negatively affect employees, local communities and other stakeholders make the call for more stringent regulation increasingly urgent. This article outlines the role that corporate governance plays in the regulatory framework of business organisations.
March 6, 2020

Facebook’s ‘No Fact-Checking’ Policy in Political Advertising

The increasing importance of digital platforms in political participation raises the question of the rules on such advertising online. Facebook continues to highlight its unwillingness to fact-check political campaigns that take place on the platform. What are the risks of allowing this trend?
March 1, 2020

Disability Discrimination and the Equality Act 2010

There is still a lot to improve in the legal protection of the most vulnerable groups. As much as society has progressed towards eliminating discrimination, some cases seem to receive very little attention. This article details the issue of disability discrimination and the current regulatory response.
February 13, 2020

Breaking Up Big Tech: Why are U.S. antitrust laws changing towards global big tech companies?

Big tech firms play a central role in the lifestyle of people in the 21st century. Legislators, acknowledging their power, now tighten their operations through antitrust laws. This article details the impact of such legislative shifts on the big tech firms themselves.