The law on assisted suicide in the UK is often up for debate. Just this week Noel Conway, a 67 year old retired lecturer, brought his case to the High … Continued
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No. 2 of #50cases. Mr Goodwin was a journalist. On 2 November 1989 he received a call from a source with information relating to a company called Tetra. Tetra was in … Continued
Getting arrested is an unpleasant experience for anyone. Some people, though, are especially vulnerable, and as such must be carefully treated even when taken into custody. Let’s take one example. Patricia, … Continued
No. 27 of #50cases. Imagine being accused of a crime you didn’t commit. Imagine if the accusation led to you spending the rest of your life behind bars. Worse, imagine if there was … Continued
No. 13 of #50cases. Stop and search can be an essential part of police work. But who can they stop, and can they stop anyone they like? Kevin Gillan was headed to the Docklands … Continued
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1 October 2016 is the 70th anniversary of the end of the Nuremberg war crimes trials. To mark this important day, our friends at the Met Film School MA Programme … Continued
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