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Law - 24.01.2023
Leading Labour MP welcomes report into racial bias in justice system
Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy MP has welcomed a report by experts from The University of Manchester which highlighted the issue of racial bias in the justice system, after a meeting to discuss the findings with the academics and co-authors who compiled it.

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 17.01.2023
Change the law to make sexual activity by deception illegal, say experts
Change the law to make sexual activity by deception illegal, say experts
The law must be toughened up to make intentionally deceiving a person into engaging in sexual activity a crime, according to a new report published today.

Law - Politics - 09.11.2022
Analysis: US midterms: 42 new voting laws since 2021 risk undermining confidence in U.S. democracy
Analysis: US midterms: 42 new voting laws since 2021 risk undermining confidence in U.S. democracy
Matthew Schlachter (UCL Institute of the Americas) explores in The Conversation what new restrictive voting laws could mean for Americans' confidence in democracy.

Law - 07.11.2022
Private landlords need information and education to improve standards for renters
Many private landlords lack the knowledge, skills and support needed to provide decent homes for renters, a new study has found. The UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) study, by Dr Jennifer Harris and Professor Alex Marsh at the University of Bristol, is based on a survey carried out with over 1000 landlords and on 68 in-depth interviews with landlords, letting agents and experts.

Innovation - Law - 27.10.2022
UK police fail to meet 'legal and ethical standards' in use of facial recognition
UK police fail to meet ’legal and ethical standards’ in use of facial recognition
Researchers devise an audit to test whether police deployment of facial recognition poses a threat to fundamental human rights, and analyse three instances of technology use by British police - with all three failing to meet -minimum ethical and legal standards-.

Law - Politics - 19.10.2022
Devolution a ’necessary step’ towards a better Welsh criminal justice system, academics argue
The pathologies of the Welsh criminal justice system can only be properly addressed by devolving powers to Wales, academics from Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre conclude.

Law - 23.09.2022
Jeremy Corbyn speaks at launch of clothing poverty campaign
Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP has spoken at the launch of a new campaign to expose clothing poverty during the current cost of living crisis, and ensure adequate clothing for all.

Law - Pedagogy - 05.09.2022

Health - Law - 18.08.2022
When does a crisis end? Researchers receive funding to investigate
A University of Warwick expert in global health law is part of an international team exploring how we define the end of a crisis in a new project funded by the Wellcome Trust's new Discovery Award scheme.

Law - 21.04.2022
Better protection needed for consumers of legal services
Better protection needed for consumers of legal services
An overhaul of how legal services are regulated in England and Wales is needed to better protect consumers and ensure more people can access legal services, according to a new report prepared by Stephen Mayson, Honorary Professor of Law at UCL.

Law - 29.03.2022
Opinion: Putin's crimes of aggression must be tried in court
Opinion: Putin’s crimes of aggression must be tried in court
There is currently no way for the crime of aggression in Ukraine to be investigated, which could mean that the people at the top are let off the hook says Professor Philippe Sands (UCL Laws).

Law - Social Sciences - 11.03.2022
Laws governing weddings are outdated and too restrictive in contemporary society
Current laws governing weddings are too outdated and restrictive and do not reflect the diversity of faith and beliefs in modern society, a new report from experts at the Universities of Warwick and Exeter highlights.

Criminology / Forensics - Law - 07.03.2022

Law - 04.03.2022
Opinion: Poland and Hungary toe EU line in face of Russian aggression
Opinion: Poland and Hungary toe EU line in face of Russian aggression
It has suddenly become harder for both countries to reject union norms on rule of law, says Professor Ronan McCrea (UCL Laws).

Criminology / Forensics - Law - 28.02.2022

Politics - Law - 27.01.2022
Opinion: Voters value honesty in their politicians above all else - new study
Opinion: Voters value honesty in their politicians above all else - new study
As pressure mounts on the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, members of his party are considering their options.

Politics - Law - 25.01.2022
UK voters value ’honesty’ most in political leaders
The UK public want politicians who are honest, have integrity, and operate within the rules, over and above delivering outcomes, finds a new report by the UCL Constitution Unit.

Law - Religions - 10.01.2022
’Clunky and challenging’ – views on getting married in England and Wales outlined in new briefing
The law on weddings in England and Wales has been too slow to respond to religious and cultural diversity and the increasing number of people who do not identify with any religion at all, finds a new study led by University of Warwick researcher Dr Rajnaara Akhtar of Warwick Law School.

Law - History / Archeology - 09.12.2021
New podcast series explores consent in legal history and in courtrooms today
In your own words, how would you define consent? It turns out that's quite a difficult question.

Law - 07.12.2021
Half of all drinkers risk exceeding legal driving limit by underestimating how drunk they are
Half of all drinkers risk exceeding legal driving limit by underestimating how drunk they are
As many as a half of all drinkers underestimated how drunk they were, judging themselves still safe to drive despite having exceeded the legal driving limit, in new research published today. In countries with legal alcohol limits, it's usually the driver who makes a judgement about how much they've drunk and how fit they are to drive.

Law - 06.12.2021
Drinkers risk exceeding legal driving limit by underestimating how drunk they are
Drinkers risk exceeding legal driving limit by underestimating how drunk they are
As many as a half of all drinkers underestimated how drunk they were, judging themselves still safe to drive despite having exceeded the legal driving limit, in new research published today. In countries with legal alcohol limits, it's usually the driver who makes a judgement about how much they've drunk and how fit they are to drive.

Law - Research Management - 20.10.2021

Health - Law - 04.10.2021
Has COVID 19 undermined the rule of law? New research examines actions in the Western Balkans
The coronavirus pandemic has presented populist governments with a unique opportunity to implement authoritarian measures and to limit public scrutiny of their decisions and policies, argues Dr Andi

Social Sciences - Law - 08.06.2021
Reports highlight the harms faced by UK families threatened with a family member’s deportation
UK families living with a member's insecure immigration status and threat of deportation, face extreme and wide-ranging harm.
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