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Scotland's New Arctic Policy Framework: Fostering Partnerships in the North

This week I had the pleasure of participating in an international symposium ‘Arctic Connections’, hosted by the Italian Society for International Organisation, in Rome. My talk, on the new Scotland’s Arctic policy, is summarised in this blog post.

On 23 September 2019, Scotland launched its Arctic policy, ‘Arctic Connections: Scotland’s…

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The balance of trust

Should Gavin Williamson, former defence secretary, be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for leaking confidential information from the National Security Council? Or was he wrongly found guilty of leaking by a ‘kangaroo court’, as he has claimed?

This story – reported by the BBC here – brings together a range of important legal…

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The lowest common denominator of press freedoms: a call for reform of EU defamation law

It isn’t good form to say this, but I’m delighted to report that the Centre for Private International Law’s workshop on Reform of EU Defamation Law was quite the success. We were joined in Aberdeen by “an all-star lineup of speakers”, eager to explore and address the mechanisms which some…

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British Parliamentary Committee, Citing "Insidious Ability" to Mislead Online, Calls for Election Law Changes

Lori Ringhand, Fulbright Scholar and visiting scholar here at the School of Law, University of Aberdeen has written a guest blog post for the Election Law blog.

A report issued by a UK Parliamentary committee generated headlines this week for its scathing takedown of Facebook’s data management practices. The report,…

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