The passing of the Elections Act 2022 means that individuals in Great Britain will be required to show photographic identification when voting at polling stations in some elections from May 2023. Ben Stanford explores the issues arising from the changes and suggests that rushing the introduction of voter ID in Great Britain is indicative of a wider pattern of recent democratic backsliding.
Category: Public Law
Dr Steve Foster examines the government’s recent proposals to repealing the Human Rights Act 1998
Dr Steve Foster examines the legal battle in both the domestic courts and the Strasbourg Court over the legality of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda.
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.
Dr Steve Foster notes a recent decision upholding the fundamental right of journalists to protect its sources
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.
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
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.
Dr Steve Foster explores the implications of the recent Supreme Court decision in Bloomberg LP v ZXC  UKSC 5 on an individual’s privacy and reputation interests, press freedom and investigative journalism.
Dr Steve Foster reports on another case of the courts reminding the government to follow the rule of law: Craig v HM Advocate  UKSC 6