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Dr Alex Magaisa a leading commentator on the developing situation in Zimbabwe

Dr Alex Magaisa, Lecturer in Law, and former chief advisor to Morgan Tsvangirai (then Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change), has been speaking to a variety of international news agencies about the developing situation in … Continue reading

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Prof Harm Schepel appears on BBC Newsnight ‘Life After Brexit’ Special

Professor Harm Schepel of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies appeared on BBC Newsnight’s ‘Life After Brexit’ special on Saturday 25 June, following the UK referendum on membership of the EU. Contributing to a special programme which examined the implications … Continue reading

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Watch Dr Vigneron’s online debate on repatriation of art

An online debate about repatriation of art featuring expert contributions from cultural heritage law specialist Dr Sophie Vigneron is now available to watch again on YouTube. The debate, entitled ‘Whose Legacy? Museum and Debates of National Heritage’, is one of a series … Continue reading

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Drone law expertise of Dr Alan McKenna called upon by UK media and Government

Dr Alan McKenna’s expertise in the law applying to the use of drones continues to be called upon by both the media and the Government in the UK. Dr McKenna was questioned during a live five-minute interview on BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Dr Alan McKenna interviewed by BBC Watchdog on drone use

Kent drone law expert Dr Alan McKenna confirmed his support for a compulsory drone registration scheme in an interview featured on the BBC 1’s flagship consumer affairs programme, Watchdog last night. The programme, (available to watch again on BBC iPlayer), featured … Continue reading

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Lords deserve credit for ‘doing their job’ says Kent Public Law expert

Commenting on the vote in the House of Lords last night to delay tax credit cuts, Public Law expert David Radlett says the Lords deserve credit for ‘doing their job’. David said: ‘The howls of anguish coming from the government and … Continue reading

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The Conversation publish article by Prof Sally Sheldon calling for decriminalisation of abortion

Influential scholarly news source The Conversation has published an article by Professor Sally Sheldon which argues for the decriminalisation of abortion in the UK. In the article, Professor Sheldon details how the 154 year old legislation that prohibits abortion is … Continue reading

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Letter from Professor Helen Carr published by The Guardian

The Guardian newspaper have published a letter from Professor Helen Carr which criticises the recent comments of Supreme Court Judge Jonathan Sumption about gender inequality in the legal profession. In her letter, which was published in the Monday 28 September … Continue reading

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Kent Professor Nick Grief instructed as expert witness in aggravated trespass case

A report prepared by Kent Professor Nick Grief has been relied on by two anti-nuclear protesters acquitted of committing aggravated trespass at HM Naval Base Devonport contrary to s 68(1) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. The charge related … Continue reading

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The age of drones has arrived quicker than the laws that govern them

International Law expert Dr Gbenga Oduntan asks if the boom in the use of drones is outpacing the law in an article published by The Conversation. The age of drones has arrived quicker than the laws that govern them Just because … Continue reading

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