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When non-discrimination is discriminatory: A Comment on the Maltese Marriage Equality Bill

This blog post was originally posted on ‘Manuel Delia’s notes’, a Maltese political blog. It is re-posted here (with minor amendments) with kind permission.

Through the Marriage Equality Bill, Malta joins a small group of European nations which have both met and exceeded the requirements of the European Convention on…

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Raptor Persecutions & Prosecutions Take 2: How investigatory powers legislation read with human rights requirements might explain recent COPFS decision-making

As an academic opposed to wildlife crime and with no ‘huntin/shootin/fishin’ interests (or indeed abilities) to declare, I have penned this article as a follow up response to my colleague Professor Peter Duff’s recent contribution to this blog relating to the correctness of recent Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service…

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Right Process in Sharing Nile Water Resources: The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The World Water Congress is held under the auspices of the 50 year old International Water Resources Association (IWRA), in collaboration with governments. The Congress attracts hundreds of academics, practitioners, policy makers and members of civil society organisations working on water related issues at global, regional and national levels.

The…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

The law of evidence, video footage, and wildlife conservation: did COPFS make the correct decisions?

Non-lawyers might be bewildered by the recent decisions of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) not to proceed with prosecution in a series of cases where the RSPB has video footage of employees of large estates setting traps for or killing protected birds of prey (as reported by…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Legal Analysis: Factually Analysing Theresa's Tough Talk on Terrorism, 'Disruptive and Investigatory Powers' and Human Rights.

The recent tragic upsurge in terrorist activity in England has been accompanied by significant media and social media hyperbole. Stripping away the regrettable politicking and naked electioneering underpinning this is part of the exasperated academic lawyer’s job.

This short piece outlines and comments on current UK law as it stands…

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