Law & Politics

Polarisation: How Social Media is Dividing Us

Polarisation: How Social Media is Dividing Us

Hisham Khan15/11/202012 min read
Social Media: how is it dividing us?
A Lifeline: Free School Meals

A Lifeline: Free School Meals

Habiba Elhawati13/11/20208 min read
In October 2020, a motion to provide 1.4 million disadvantaged children in England with food vouchers during the school holidays was voted down by the UK government. However, the fight against child hunger in the UK is not a new issue.
Endgame: The US Presidential Election

Endgame: The US Presidential Election

Ishmael Liwanda01/11/202017 min read
A global pandemic and economic crisis. Two contrasting visions of a future America. The stage is set for the most contested elections in recent US history. In an election with implications for decades to come, which of the two candidates is most compelling?
Feast or Famine: The BBC and Its Gender Pay Gap

Feast or Famine: The BBC and Its Gender Pay Gap

Jack Borrill24/10/20209 min read
The new decade has seen a renaissance for the British Broadcasting Corporation. Yet, in 2020, the BBC serves as one of the best cautionary tales of equal pay to date, one of doing too much and yet too little.
Job Creation and Reforestation: Pakistan’s Effort to Plant 10 Billion Trees

Job Creation and Reforestation: Pakistan’s Effort to Plant 10 Billion Trees

Zoha Baig19/10/202010 min read
In 2016, PTI’s Imran Khan pledged to plant a billion trees in Pakistan’s poorest province. Now, Pakistan is on track to exceed that goal tenfold, and drastically reduce poverty while doing so. So, what did Pakistan do right, and could it be emulated elsewhere?
Autonomy & Consent: Do You Know Your Rights?

Autonomy & Consent: Do You Know Your Rights?

Isuru Athukoralage13/10/202013 min read
Amidst a global pandemic, seeking clarification over healthcare rules is as important as ever. What actually is the law governing medical rights in the UK? What can we learn from its historical development about what the future will look like?
Post-colonial Africa: A failure of Leadership

Post-colonial Africa: A failure of Leadership

Ishmael Liwanda03/09/202015 min read
There’s an endemic deficiency on the African continent; leadership- or lack thereof. Through the tenures of Banda, Nkrumah and Nyerere, we can better understand the common themes that perpetuate and encourage poor governance.
Role of Women in International Peace and Security – Is the UN Doing Enough?

Role of Women in International Peace and Security – Is the UN Doing Enough?

Sairuna Liwanda27/08/202012 min read
The fight for real equal representation within the UN itself is one that looks very promising, the role of women in international peace and security is fundamental and finding active ways to rightfully include women should be a bigger focus within the UN
Modern Concentration Camps: Uighurs’ torture

Modern Concentration Camps: Uighurs’ torture

Dev Patel11/08/20208 min read
2 million Uighur Muslims are being persecuted & oppressed against their wishes as you read this whilst you cherish comfort & freedom. You raise your voice against your government for keeping you in lock down whilst your fellow human near torture?
Egypt’s #MeToo Movement: Not Just a Woman’s Cause

Egypt’s #MeToo Movement: Not Just a Woman’s Cause

Habiba Elhawati09/08/20208 min read
In July 2020, a flood of accusations of sexual harassment, assault and blackmail against an affluent student has triggered Egypt’s greatest, most unyielding women’s revolution. Will the female community’s collective voice be enough to fight the phenomenon?
The Damned Nile

The Damned Nile

Ishmael Liwanda03/08/202011 min read
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is viewed by Ethiopians worldwide as the country’s statement of intent, a demonstration of its collective ambition. Egypt views Ethiopia’s uncooperative behaviour as posing an existential threat to the Egyptian state. The GERD represents development, but at whose expense?
Recessions – A post-pandemic debt

Recessions – A post-pandemic debt

Mohammed Sheikh29/07/20208 min read
Global Economic health is under threat by what could be the worst economic recession of our lives. Leaders around the world are brainstorming for possible solutions. One solution that has rattled debates in many international organisations is Debt Relief.
Racism in Medical diagnoses: how racial biases disproportionately label POCs with psychotic disorders

Racism in Medical diagnoses: how racial biases disproportionately label POCs with psychotic disorders

Zoha Baig27/07/20208 min read
In the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement, pressing questions of discrimination in different fields of medicine have been raised. But one that has gone far under-reported is the disproportionate number of schizophrenia diagnoses in POC populations, especially among African-Americans and Hispanics.
“Spring forward, fall back” – The Dilemma of Daylight Saving Time

“Spring forward, fall back” – The Dilemma of Daylight Saving Time

Youssef Fahmy25/07/202010 min read
Telling the time is easy an easy task, we teach children at the age of 6 how to do so. Keeping track of time however turns out more difficult that one would think, and that’s mostly down to daylight saving.
Learning from the pandemic – The NHS

Learning from the pandemic – The NHS

Meraj Khan23/07/20206 min read
Europe’s biggest employer; Great Britain’s cult religion; Our first and last line of defence against COVID-19. The NHS is huge in every way and so are the issues that plague it. This pandemic is an opportunity for us to step back and take stock – to learn from our mistakes.
Will Yemen ever be Yemen again?

Will Yemen ever be Yemen again?

Rithik Sharma17/07/202011 min read
Yemen has descended into a downward spiral of troubles- accelerated by many factors. This article looks at all parties involved- the UK and US included- and explains the grief that the Yemeni have gone through. Has the world done enough, or actually done more harm than good?
A green recovery: the environmental crisis post-Covid-19

A green recovery: the environmental crisis post-Covid-19

Habiba Elhawati09/07/20207 min read
Countries all over the world now look towards recovery as lockdown measures lift off, with plans for economic stimulus worth trillions of dollars. Driven by the significant fall in carbon emissions, governments want to go further by harnessing their strategies to boost low-carbon industries, but can they succeed?
An explanation of why the success of rehabilitation during incarceration is limited in the United Kingdom

An explanation of why the success of rehabilitation during incarceration is limited in the United Kingdom

Salah Khaddour05/07/20207 min read
An evaluative view that looks into the underlying reasons that limit the success of the United Kingdom’s rehabilitation program within prisons.
Legalising broadcasting in the United Kingdom’s Crown Court and the step towards transparency

Legalising broadcasting in the United Kingdom’s Crown Court and the step towards transparency

Salah Khaddour 05/06/20206 min read
Permitting cameras to broadcast the verdicts of the Crown Court has built on a number of different concepts while increasing the efficiency of accessing information.
The Effects of Technology on Legal Education and Practice

The Effects of Technology on Legal Education and Practice

Salah Khaddour 07/05/20207 min read
Students in their final year of secondary education are provided with a few options in regards to the teaching mechanisms used by universities in legal studies. With the introduction of new technologies in the legal profession, universities may have to introduce new skills training for their undergraduates. The more conventional model of teaching can be […]