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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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 In August 2019, Article 370 of the Constitution of India was repealed, starting even more significant controversies.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.
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?