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The interdependence of the rule of law with the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion

This blog by Jessica Giles briefly explains the approach to the rule of law within international compliance mechanisms. 

22nd May 2023
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'Conviction or Acquittal: You Decide' upcoming event

On the Saturday 27 May 2023, between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, Glasgow based Aye Write book festival will be hosting an interactive mock courtroom experience, where its audience will play the role of jurors for the day.

19th May 2023

OpenLearn launches Open Sanctuary Hub, a collection of free resources to support refugees

The OpenLearn Open Sanctuary Hub is a collection of existing and new free resources - articles, videos, audio, and courses – that directly support refugees, people in the asylum system and the wider community.

9th May 2023
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Drones and Legal Challenges

This blog aims to offer an overview of the current drone regulations in the UK, highlighting legal concerns that may arise from future advancements in the miniaturisation of drones.

2nd May 2023

A symposium of co-creation

A blog post by Carol Edwards and Liz Hardie sharing their experience of attending the Advance HE symposium on co-creation in Manchester. 

25th April 2023

Does the wholly unjustified practice and policy of stereotype racial profiling by the Metropolitan Police still exist?

A blog post by Dr Shaun Wallace posing the question.. is there a widespread problem of racial profiling within the Metropolitan Police?  

25th April 2023

Open Justice Centre off to Parliament for prestigious awards

The Law School’s ‘Open Justice Criminal Justice Clinic’ has been shortlisted in the LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards 2023 for ‘Best new pro bono activity’.

21st April 2023

Reintegration Services for children recruited or used by Armed Forces or Armed Groups in Afghanistan

Armed forces and armed groups are a global issue and thousands of children are recruited to fight in armed conflict in some of the most in-conflict countries around the world. What protective and reintegration services are needed to protect these children and prevent their re-recruitment?

20th April 2023

Diary of a legal wannabe - The Old Bailey

In our latest blog post, law student Heather Gilland shares her experience of visiting The Old Bailey as part of an OU Law Society trip.

13th April 2023

The pros & cons of legal aid in the legal system

A blog post by Rachel Lafferty on the pros & cons of legal aid in the legal system and how do you fund your legal bills if you are not entitled to legal aid?

31st March 2023

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