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Protests for Mahsa Amini

Iran protests the brutality of the ‘morality police’ over headscarf rules

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini has influenced mass protests across Iran, after being killed by morality police due to headscarf rules.

Getting it right on privacy statements

The top five things organisations get wrong with their privacy statements.
cyber security concept in a business

An increase in cyber attack fines highlights firms’ need to tighten security

One in five companies that has been the victim of a cyber attack has felt the increased financial impact of a substantial cyber attack fine.
a doctor writing notes on medical cannabis

What can the UK government do for the legalisation of medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis remains difficult to attain in healthcare under the British government, but it holds great promise for both NHS patients and the economy.
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Digital identity laws for better trust in big tech

As big tech gains influence, we need a central anchor of trust for our identities, which can be found in new digital identity laws Identity is experiencing a phenomenal shift across the UK and Europe. In the UK, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) recently created a new...
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Financial crime: lessons from big pharma and global policing

John Binns of BCL Solicitors discusses how financial crime can be overcome, with reference to Interpol’s Operation Pangea.
Hacking the Internet, website hacker.

Russian disinformation tackled by new website laws in the UK

New UK laws will require social networks and websites to look for and remove Russian disinformation, including a new criminal offence of 'foreign interference'.
Badger in forest, animal nature habitat, Germany, Europe

Europe’s Nature Restoration Law to repair damaged ecosystems by 2050

The Nature Restoration Law aims to restore damaged ecosystems and bring nature back across Europe, as well as reduce the use and risk of chemical pesticides by 50% by 2030.
dark web

Exposing the criminal underground of the dark web

Open Access Governments speaks with Gareth Owenson, one of the founders of Searchlight, to uncover the murky underbelly of the world wide web.
resignation, Boris Johnson, leader of the Conservative party

Boris Johnson resigns as leader of the Conservative Party, what’s next?

69% agree Boris Johnson should resign as leader of the Conservative Party – but after 48 hours and 50 resignations, the Prime Minister has not left without a struggle.
importance of contraception

The importance of contraception in a post-Roe v. Wade world

With reproductive rights under attack in the USA and possibly UK, gaining control of one's menstrual cycle and sexual activities is more important than ever before.
Boris Johnson, cabinet resignation

Cabinet resignation: 27 people leave Boris Johnson’s government

In a huge blow to Boris Johnson’s government, ministers, parliamentary private secretaries, and more have begun a mass cabinet resignation. What’s next?
abortion bans, pro-life, u.s

Abortion bans are not pro-life, they are anti-woman

The recent upturning of Roe v. Wade in the U.S. raises concerns for women’s reproductive safety and rights, as abortion bans make the procedure illegal in more states.
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The Historical Significance of Toxicology

Poisons have also been wielded as tools of assassination or intimidation in quests for political and/or financial gain and crimes of passion. Here, we provide a brief review of (in)famous poisonings from ancient to modern human history.
restrictive abortion legislation, benevolent sexism

‘Benevolent sexism’ behind support for restrictive abortion legislation

When it comes to overturning Roe V. Wade, less than 15% of people support fully restrictive abortion legislation - with traditional gender role attitudes as a predictive factor.
rwanda deportation flight, asylum seekers

Rwanda deportation flight cancelled due to ECHR court ruling

Overruling by the ECHR has left the Rwanda deportation flight grounded in the UK, where asylum seekers are to face longer legal challenges with the Home Office.
gun violence restraining order, mass shooting, red laws

Could gun violence restraining orders prevent mass shootings in the US?

Gun violence restraining orders already exist in some states, and research finds that they may contribute to more gun safety and potentially, lower rates of mass shootings.
fukushima disaster

11 years on: Cancer patients sue operator for Fukushima disaster

Tokyo court hearings are underway for almost $5 million in damages, for six individuals who developed thyroid cancer as a result of the Fukushima disaster.
advanced recycling, plastic pollution

“Advanced recycling” not the answer to plastic pollution crisis

Advanced or chemical recycling, has been incentivised by State laws in the US - but environmental advocates suggest it will only further plastic pollution.
social exclusion, ICT

A gendered view on ICT and social inclusion

Dr Sarah Mohammad-Qureshi, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner at The University of Law, presents a gendered view on ICT and social inclusion.

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