15 06, 2020

#VIRTUALSLSA2020: Attitudes on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 and reform: the non-binary perspective

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By Mollie Gascoigne, University of Exeter Law School, @recogandreform It is perhaps tempting to assume that all people within a demographic think and behave in the same way. Indeed, the law in particular is an ally of uniformity. But what happens when this logic is applied to the trans community? This post reports the preliminary [...]

9 06, 2020

The Facebook Oversight Board: A Well Intentioned but Piecemeal Attempt to Tackle Misinformation?

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  By Ethan Shattock, Department of Law, Maynooth University COVID-19 has raised numerous issues surrounding the ability of social media platforms to assuage concerns about whether self-regulation can effectively tackle false and harmful content online. This broader debate has often been steeped in questions surrounding the limitations of freedom of expression, a right that is [...]

1 06, 2020

#VIRTUALSLSA2020: South Korea’s Employment Permit System: Policy Innovations and Power Dynamics

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By Arwen Joyce, University of Leicester Photo credit: Kim Juwon Temporary labour migration is occurring all over the world. Over 50 countries operate temporary migrant worker programmes that employ an estimated one-third of the world’s 110 million migrant workers. (Martin 2015, 718) Ruhs observes that temporary migrant worker programmes vary in design but tend to produce [...]

26 05, 2020

#VIRTUALSLSA2020: Property People Power and Place Stream

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    By Jill Dickinson, Sheffield Hallam University (@Jill_Dickinson1) The SLSA's Annual Conference is a key date in the calendar for many of us; providing opportunities for presenting research, developing collaborations, building contacts, and a welcome chance to catch up with colleagues after a busy year of teaching and research! After putting together another jam-packed session [...]

26 05, 2020

#VIRTUALSLSA2020: Social Rights, Citizenship and the Welfare State: Streaming the Stream

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    By Jed Meers (University of York), Mark Simpson (Ulster University), and Ciara Fitzpatrick (Ulster University) The ‘Social Rights, Citizenship and the Welfare State’ stream has been part of the fabric of the annual Socio-Legal Studies Association conference for the last three years (successfully graduating from a theme in 2016). It has gone from [...]

19 05, 2020

Enforcing ‘Guidance’ in the Pandemic

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By Roger Cotterrell, School of Law, QMUL How does official regulation encourage responsible personal behaviour in the face of the pandemic threat to life and health? The Coronavirus Act 2020, which received Royal Assent on March 25th, provided, among much else, ultimately coercive powers for public officials, including police, to remove a person for screening [...]

11 05, 2020

Will Making in Socially Distant Times

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By Juliet Brook, Portsmouth Law School, University of Portsmouth   As we adjust to a life of Google Hangouts, Zoom meetings and Houseparties, it seems that very few physical encounters cannot be replicated remotely in some way or another.  Making a will, however, is an exception. In England and Wales, in order to make a [...]

5 05, 2020

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Accidental Incest

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By Sylvie Armstrong, European University Institute Two strangers meet, fall in love, marry. This is a well-known narrative; something many aspire to and indeed experience. What should the legal position be, however, when it transpires that someone’s spouse, unbeknownst to them, is not a genetic stranger at all?   The question of whether gamete donors [...]

20 04, 2020

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Friend or Foe?

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By Jo Smith, features writer for the Immigration Advice Service; an organisation of immigration lawyers in the UK, Ireland and the US.   Whenever the future is depicted in sci-fi films or the media, technology tends to feature prominently as an aide to daily life. From robots that perform routine and mundane tasks to advanced [...]

14 04, 2020

Gender Diversity and Doctorates

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by James Hand, Portsmouth Law School, University of Portsmouth     Ahead of last year’s 100th Anniversary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 and this year’s 100th anniversary of Ivy Williams becoming the first woman legal academic and the 50th anniversary of Claire Palley becoming the first women to be appointed to a professorship [...]