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German Courts Refuse to Bow to US Pressure in MegaUpload Case

(3) Comments | Posted 13 November 2012 | (17:20)

A German court in Frankfurt (Beschl. v. 14.05.2012 - Az.: 5/28 Qs 15/12) has ruled that a request for mutual legal assistance from the United States regarding stripping assets belonging to Kim Dotcom, has no basis for legal action in Germany.

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Judging Judges - Is There a Need for Greater Judicial Scrutiny?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2012 | (15:03)

I attended Cheryl Thomas' inaugural lecture at the Judicial Institute at UCL last Wednesday where she talked about judicial studies and in particular, the study of judges and juries. I'd never really thought about judicial studies until I was trying to find empirical evidence of the...

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Bogeymen and Blanket Surveillance

(1) Comments | Posted 19 June 2012 | (01:00)

Despite warnings from digital rights groups, privacy advocates and experts in the tech world, the government has gone ahead with their plans for blanket surveillance measures on the internet, including controversial practices such as deep packet inspection (DPI).

The draft Communications Capabilities Development Programme (CCDP) bill published last...

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Access to Law Anyone?

(0) Comments | Posted 12 June 2012 | (23:37)

Everyone should have the ability to understand and to access the law. The legal system of England and Wales takes pride in the quality of its judiciary and seeks to ensure that everyone is equal before the courts.

In a recent public lecture, lawyers and law professors explained how law...

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Should the Government Intervene in the Judicial Process?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 June 2012 | (00:07)

Theresa May stated yesterday that judges must follow stricter rules on the application of human rights laws in relation to immigration and deportation of criminals. She also claimed that Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) - the right to family life, is not an absolute right...

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Children in a Legal Vacuum: International Child Abduction

(17) Comments | Posted 11 May 2012 | (01:00)

Many of us take on work or studies in a foreign country, and some of us end up having a family with someone of a different nationality. All great for international understanding? Well usually. But if the relationship breaks down, this type of globally mobile lifestyle brings new challenges for...

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Who Gets My Cycling Vote?

(0) Comments | Posted 2 May 2012 | (15:17)

I love cycling, yes even in London... I grew up in Germany and I rode my first two-wheeler bike without stabilisers before my third birthday. The main reason I started cycling in London was because I kept running out of money for the bus. Once I got over the initial...

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