#SLSA2020: Judicial Restraint and Democratic Vivre Ensemble: Case-Study on Religious Freedoms

July 6th, 2020|0 Comments

By Myriam Hunter-Henin, University College London In one of the 2019 Reith Lectures, entitled Law and the Decline of Politics, Lord Sumption questioned the role of courts in adjudicating controversies over human rights: “In a secular democracy, what is it that makes rights legitimate if not the decision of representative bodies? What is [...]

#VIRTUALSLSA2020 ‘It felt like they were looking for something very specific’: Stereotypes and Essentialism in the Sexual Orientation Asylum Policy Instruction

June 29th, 2020|0 Comments

By Alex Powell, City, University of London In August 2016, the Home Office issued version 6 of their Asylum Policy Instruction: Sexual Orientation in the Asylum Claim (hereafter: 2016 API). The policy is designed to guide decision-makers in determining the qualification of sexuality based refugees.  The policy has been heralded as a step [...]

#VIRTUALSLSA2020: EU competition law, privacy and data protection: sustainability and privacy’s social context

June 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

By Arletta Gorecka, University of Strathclyde Competition law faces the challenge of digitalisation. The multitude of EU competition law goals provide a framework for concerns of effects on growth, innovation, quality, choice and friction. The lack of standardised approaches to data collection and privacy assessment poses problems for competition law, since the digital [...]

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