Post Brexit Hate Crimes

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by Jon Robins As the party faithful gathered in Birmingham earlier this month, one Tory MP wasn’t going to take any lessons from a Strasbourg-based watchdog over their concerns about a rise in post-Brexit hate crime in the UK. Peter Bone had done his own research. “I did not come across a single racist person […]

Drug dependence: treatment over incarceration

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by Matthew Davies, Emma Disley & Kristy Kruithof Drug dependence has significant direct and indirect costs to society beyond the impact on individuals. The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction estimates that in 2010 alone, between €3.7b to 5.9b of public money was spent on drug-law offenders in prisons in Europe. This figure does […]

War & peace: the importance of applying the rule of law to the military

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by Philip Evans QC & Tom Coke-Smyth The news last month that Public Interest Lawyers, the firm which brought a host of discredited cases alleging abuse by British serviceman in Iraq, is to be wound up has been met with applause by the press and service community. These claims culminated in the Al Sweady Inquiry which considered […]