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How I Changed the Law

Dr Stuart MacLennan describes how a chance conversation with a former councillor led to him proposing changes to the law.

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The Little Red Schoolbook re-visited. Re-inventing fairy tales, public morals and free speech

Dr Steve Foster looks at the upcoming Grand Chamber hearing in Macatė v Lithuania, which will consider the legality of a domestic ban on a children’s book with Article 10 of the ECHR

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Protection of journalistic sources versus the investigation of terrorism: Chris Mullin’s victory for press freedom

Dr Steve Foster notes a recent decision upholding the fundamental right of journalists to protect its sources

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Smack Mack, don’t sack, give the man a bone! Belligerent councillors, free speech and the right to stand for election

Dr Steve Foster and Dr Stuart MacLennan report on a recent decision of the Court of Session that upholds the regulation of political misconduct, but insists on proportionality.

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Same-sex marriages and human rights in the Cayman Islands

Dr Steve Foster examines a recent Privy Council case on constitutional interpretation and compliance with human rights

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Stateless Children: International Surrogacy and the War in Ukraine

Rebecca Gladwin-Geoghegan comments on the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on international surrogacy arrangements and the children born out of them.

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Public protest, police powers and proportionality

Dr Steve Foster examines a recent decision of the High Court that highlights the importance of using proportionality in human rights disputes, here in the context of restricting peaceful protest

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Why are pregnant women in prison?

Rona Epstein, Honorary Research Fellow at Coventry Law School, explains her recent research into why pregnant women are incarcerated and offers suggestions as to alternative sanctions for criminal behaviour in those who are pregnant.

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Spanish Anti-avoidance Tax Law Violates EU Treaties

Dr Stuart MacLennan discusses a recent decision of the Court of Justice of the EU on Spanish rules designed to combat tax avoidance.

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Police investigations, expectations of privacy and press freedom

Dr Steve Foster explores the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Bloomberg LP v ZXC [2022] UKSC 5 on an individual’s privacy and reputation interests, press freedom and investigative journalism.