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New Protections for Domestic Abuse Victims – is it Enough?

TW: Domestic violence. On 29th April 2021, the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill received Royal Assent and was signed into law as the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. It now provides the most overarching legal definition of domestic abuse and also provides a series of legal protections which are available to victims of domestic violence and their …

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Should Intellectual Property Rights be Waived for the COVID Vaccines?

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World leaders are struggling to agree on how to increase vaccine production amid the vast difference between vaccination rates in advanced and poorer countries.  There have been calls to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to waive the intellectual property rights of vaccine manufacturers in order to boost production, and the US has shown its support. However, the …

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The Future of the Global Lingua Franca Within the EU

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With the promise of Brexit finally being delivered, discussions concerning the official language of the European Union have emerged. As it stands, the official two languages of the institution are English and French, and frankly, a change is not probable anytime soon. Changes to the language require a unanimous vote by the European Council which …

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The Conservative’s Voter ID Law will Bring Voter Suppression to the UK

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One in five members of the electorate don’t have any form of photo ID and they are disproportionately young, black and working class Earlier this year, the Queen’s speech opened the government with a proposed law that would require voters to present valid ID in order to be able to vote in elections.  In the …

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Why Would Anyone Want to Die? An Understanding to Assisted Suicide

Different values and different morals come from different people. Whilst some believe in the sanctity of life and that death is a natural process, others may believe in their autonomy to control their life and death, with dignity. A method of enabling such dignity in death is through assisted suicide.  Here is an informative guide …

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What the Vaccine Blood Clot Concerns tell us About Gender Inequality

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The link between vaccines and blood clots As the UK takes its first tentative steps back to normality and pub gardens open their doors for the first time since December, glasses are being raised around the country to the NHS vaccine rollout. Despite concerns being raised about the vaccine resulting in an increased chance of …

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Covid-19 is NOT “the great equaliser”

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Amidst the crisis of Covid-19, the world’s efforts to flatten the curve and combat this pandemic has shown unity among nations proving that, down to its core, the virus that is claiming lives knows no borders. Novel coronavirus does not discriminate. The rich, the powerful – both people and nations are vulnerable. This sudden vulnerability …

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