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freed slave, lusta case

Law focus: A Roman girl who wanted to be a “freed slave”

Mariko Igimi, Professor from Kyushu University, Faculty of Law, reviews “Iusta case” from the perspective of familia.
access to justice

Data-driven solutions to reverse decline in justice access

Lauren Kitz, Director of Engagement at the World Justice Project, argues that data-driven solutions are needed to reverse the pandemic-era decline in access to justice.
Fixed Penalty Notice, littering

Public unaware of what is actually classed as litter

Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director, District Enforcement asks, are the general public aware of what is actually classed as litter and the Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) litterers can be subject to?.
banned from drinking

Offenders banned from drinking in crime prevention measure

Offenders being released from prison are now to be banned from drinking alcohol under new world-first plans, aiming to prevent crimes committed under the influence.
medicolegal death

Shortages in medicolegal death investigation

In the second part of a series of articles, shortages in medicolegal death investigation are placed under the spotlight by Victor W. Weedn, MD, JD, Chief Medical Examiner at Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
UK police culture, sentencing police

Barrister says “institutional change” needed in UK police culture

Francesca Kirby, barrister at Red Lion Chambers, considers if there will be a shift in sentencing and UK police culture following reports of misconduct in the force.
mass shooting incidents

Learn from mass shooting incidents to shape gun control

Dean of the School of Justice at Staffordshire University, states that we need to continue to learn from mass shooting incidents to shape gun control
transition clean energy, patent

Can innovation accelerate the global transition to clean energy?

Ben Palmer, patent attorney at Withers & Rogers, examines how many patents have been filed for hydrogen energy inventions - what does the number say about clean energy technology?
UK law of protest, human rights act

Emerging threats: Recent developments in the UK law of protest

Sailesh Mehta and Tim Kiely, Barristers at Red Lion Chambers, look at the volatile landscape of UK law of protest - especially in the wake of Black Lives Matter and Extinction Rebellion.
greening government committee, climate change

New Greening Government Committee targets for 2025

The Greening Government Committee has created new climate change targets for the period 2021-2025.
modern slavery and money laundering

Modern slavery and money laundering: Guidance for businesses

John Binns, partner at BCL Solicitors LLP, provides guidance to businesses on the complex laws of modern slavery and money laundering.
COVID-19 cure

COVID-19 cure fraud: How far can the law go in judging religious beliefs?

The prosecution of a bishop for selling a supposed COVID-19 cure raises questions about how far the can law go in judging religious beliefs. John Binns and Suzanne Gallagher of BCL Solicitors LLP investigate.
pandora papers

Government reform needed after latest ‘Pandora’s box’ opening

Dan Secretan, co-founder of Xapien, discusses the need for UK Government reform in light of the recent Pandora Papers data leak.
cybersecurity is national security

Cybersecurity is national security for all nations

Yonatan Striem-Amit, Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder, Cybereason, provides insight into why cybersecurity is national security for all nations.
national privacy legislation

How state laws drive the future of national privacy legislation

Rob Shavell, Co-Founder and CEO of Abine/DeleteMe, discusses how “local & limited” privacy laws will shape the future of national privacy legislation.
fintech innovation 

European regulatory environment acting as driver of fintech innovation 

Susan Friedman, Head of Public Policy, Ripple, discusses how European regulation acts as a driver for fintech innovation.
illegal pushback asylum seekers, frontex

Report finds “illegal pushback” of asylum seekers by EU border force

Frontex, the European Union's coastal and border guard, has been pushing asylum seekers back to sea via Greece - violating international law.
deaths police official statistics, us police

55% of deaths from police violence erased from official statistics

The Lancet found that over 55% of deaths via police violence were either misclassified or unreported in official statistics reports - a critical erasure of information between 1980 to 2018.
clean air zones

The benefits of introducing clean air zones

Anna Cartledge, partner and planning expert at law firm Shakespeare Martineau comments on the introduction of clean air zones around the world.
US data privacy framework, helpsystems

The argument for a national US data privacy framework

Adam Strange, Global Marketing Director at Titus by HelpSystems, explains the argument for a national US data privacy framework.

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