Law & Politics
Charter cities—special zones where nations experiment with new governance systems—have been promoted by economists as a way of democratising development and economic growth. But are they just another fad or a useful tool in the fight against poverty?
A little insight into how social media is playing a consequential role in African politics, and a brief study of the potential of technology and a technological boom on the continent.
The tragic story of the leader of Bulgaria’s early opposition to communism, Nikola Petkov, illuminates how liberal democracies must conduct their foreign policy. They have a duty to liberate, as authoritarian states are not autonomous, only their dictator is.
In an age where algorithms can serve justice, should humans pull the plug on the idea of AI-based law enforcement?
To understand recent protests in Chile, it is imperative that we explore Chile’s rich political past and social divisions, which remains relevant for Chilean politics today.
Law is a unique product of humanity. It commands a peculiar, overriding form of authority, and can be used to protect minorities but also for unjust purposes. But what happens when law is used to facilitate gross injustice, would those ‘laws’ still be laws?
As deepfakes increase in prominence so too will their capacity to wreak havoc, particularly on political institutions. As such, governments must react to this growing threat in a timely fashion.
As the world’s wealthiest nations begin procuring doses of various COVID-19 vaccines, the fate of the world’s refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers remains uncertain.
The French Empire never ended, but adapted to the late 20th century of anti-imperialistic empires. Now as a new century dawns, France is once more transforming its Iceberg Empire.
Rather than help, recent parliamentary insolvency countermeasures have hindered the United Kingdom’s retailers during COVID-19, creating an antagonistic and exploitative relationship between them and their landlords, and accelerating the death of the high street.
The so-called “migration crisis” has brought about a number of tragic drownings in what has become, according to the UNHCR, “the most deadly stretch of water”, the Mediterranean. An organisation at the centre of this is the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, better known as FRONTEX.
The European Union can learn much from history in order to make the inevitable changes Europe and the world need.
One may wonder about the intricacies of white-collar crimes such as money laundering, how it has an impact on the economy, the various means that the government uses to put a stop to it, and whether or not these means are sufficient.
Although 2020 brought many struggles, one shining light was the election of Joe Biden as President. Find out why this record-breaking victory was particularly important for stutterers and why their voices, now more than ever, are worth our attention.
The Bulgarian People’s Court is one of the world’s most brutal and damaging, yet unknown, atrocities. It turned a nation brimming with a vibrant and ambitious intelligentsia, into a beaten communist satellite state, too petrified to assert its own liberty.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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
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?
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 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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 evaluative view that looks into the underlying reasons that limit the success of the United Kingdom’s rehabilitation program within prisons.
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.
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 […]