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.
This article of the series re-visits the concept of fundamental human rights and the potential inequities in their application. The meaning of 'fundamental' seems to be interpreted incoherently, not only degrading the purpose of human rights themselves but also depriving certain groups of protection that others find essential and automatic. Read this article to learn more and reflect upon your own privilege.
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.
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.
Five years ago, a privatisation programme of the National Probation Services was introduced. Today, after some catastrophic cases, we see the needed renationalisation, as the private sector failed to combine the protection of people and profit generation.