Politics and law

September 28, 2020

Long Read: How much longer are our constitutional rights safe? A discussion of the review into judicial review

This article demystifies the importance of judicial review and looks at the current controversy surrounding the recently launched independent panel. Judicial review reflects many fundamental legal, as well as political, principles, such as the rule of law. Read this article for a detailed commentary on the general significance, links to human rights and current events related to judicial review.
July 20, 2020

BLM Series: Defunding the police

The first article of this series demystifies the frequently-quoted request of protestors to 'defund the police'. To further clarify the topic, there are examples of successful police force reforms from countries such as Finland, Sweden, or Portugal.
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?
January 31, 2020

UK Political Updates Series: The Relationship Between Judges and Politicians

The prorogation of the sessions of the Parliament has been a widely debated topic, due to the decision of Boris Johnson opt for prorogation concerning the passing of his Brexit deal. This article goes beyond these recent events and explains the behind-the-scenes of the interaction between law and politics in this area.
December 6, 2019

UK Political Updates Series: New Speaker of the House of Commons

Article by Eliza Liddicott As promised last week, the following article provides an insight into this overwhelming political period, making up the second of three updates. In […]
November 28, 2019

UK Political Updates Series: General election 2019

The first episode of our three-part UK Political Updates Series is here. In the first update, you can find an overview of the pledges of the parties and the Brexit considerations, which play an indispensable role in this year's election. Next article will answer the question: Who is the Speaker of the House?
November 27, 2019

Kashmir: Disputed territory or helpless mistake?

The Kashmir region has been the subject of dispute between India and Pakistan for decades. In August 2019, Article 370 of the Constitution of India was repealed, starting even more significant controversies. The details and the, somewhat underwhelming, international reaction are all summarised in this article.
November 22, 2019

The Repeal of The Human Rights Act 1998

The impact of Brexit on international politics and the economy has been speculated by many, resulting in countless attempts to predict the outcomes. The effect on the protection of human rights has not received the same recognition. What are the threats to the safeguarding of human rights arising from leaving the Union?
October 22, 2019
21st Oct

The Future Lawyer Weekly Update – w/c 21st October

The round-up of the stories that a budding Student Lawyer should be aware of this week. Sign up here to get these updates in your inbox every […]