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The Anti-SLAPP Research Hub calls for global cooperation in tackling SLAPPs at the UN's expert seminar on the safety of journalists

On Tuesday 25 March 2023, Dr Francesca Farrington represented The Anti-SLAPP Research Hub at an expert seminar on legal and economic threats to the safety of journalists organised by the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). She was accompanied by Anti-SLAPP Hub Member Ms. Magdalena…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Roundtable on Nigeria's Creative Industries Development Bill 2023 (CIDB)

Roundtable on Nigeria’s Creative Industries Development Bill 2023 (CIDB)

Nigeria’s Creative Industries Development Bill 2023 (CIDB) is designed to bridge the gap between the Nigerian Creative industries and the Federal Government of Nigeria.  If passed into law, the CIDB will become the Creative Industries Development Act (CIDA). CIDA aims…

Published by School of Law, University of Aberdeen

Victory for the Scottish Climate Emergency Legal Network's "Seventh Gas Campaign"

The Scottish Climate Emergency Legal Network (SCELN) has succeeded in its campaign to have the UK’s Climate Change Act amended, so that it no longer ignores the potent greenhouse gas nitrogen trifluoride (NF3).  This has been achieved by UK Parliament’s recent enactment of the Climate Change (Targeted Greenhouse Gases) Order…

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Some COP26 reflections

This blog post is part of the AUCEL COP26 series

 

I was honoured to attend COP26 in week 2 as part of the University of Aberdeen delegation.

On the final day, I shared my thoughts “live” at 4pm while protestors walked by, as part of the Aberdeen…

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Splitting the roles of Lord Advocate and Solicitor General into prosecutor and minister respectively

It is a long-standing but nevertheless unsatisfactory feature of Scots law that the Lord Advocate performs two quite incompatible roles. On the one hand, the Lord Advocate is the Head of the Scots state prosecution service, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and yet he or she is…

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