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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. The honour the day, The Open University has produced a series of videos with Open University Law School academics exploring various aspects of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

13th December 2016
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Tributes to Professor Gary Slapper

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of Professor Gary Slapper. Gary was Professor of Law, and the first Head of the Law School at The Open University until 2011.

8th December 2016

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize

The Tom Bingham Essay Prize is a joint initiative of The Open University Law School and the Open University Law Society. It commemorates the Rt Hon the Lord Bingham of Cornhill (1933-2010), a British barrister and judge. The Prize celebrates Tom Bingham's commitment to the rule of law, and the potential of Open University law students to contribute to it.

30th November 2016
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Why EU nationals in Britain are hurrying to get one piece of paper

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union has left many EU citizens currently living in the UK with a question mark over their future. Some believe that paperwork will help secure their fate – and are rushing to prove that they have a permanent right to stay in the UK.

13th September 2016
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18 year old completes OU law degree

At just 18 years old Zahra Alidina has completed her law degree with The Open University making her the youngest person ever to do so.

26th August 2016
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Hope for UK nationals living abroad after Brexit

Britain’s decision to leave the EU has left many of its citizens wondering what their future holds. The situation is particularly worrying for the thousands of British citizens living abroad.

27th July 2016
David Cameron’s shares in an offshore fund were kept secret

How blockchain could be used to make trusts more transparent

The Panama Papers raise important questions as to whether trusts ought to be more open to public scrutiny. Blockchain could provide the answer.

8th April 2016

Open University Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize

The Open University Law School, in conjunction with the Open University Law Society, is delighted to announce The Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize 2016.

2nd February 2016

Meet Caroline Norton: fighting for women’s rights before it was even cool

She didn't even believe in equality, but this Victorian woman's personal struggle against her husband became a matter of national importance.

29th January 2016

Should home education be more tightly regulated?

Children educated at home by their parents are not on a register, nor subject to an annual visit.

1st November 2015

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