The Geneva Conventions of 1949 collectively form international humanitarian law, a series of conventions and protocols that regulate armed conflict. The Geneva Conventions specifically detail a number of protections which states must extend to enemy combatants from the opposing country captured duri

15th April 1989, it is a day that haunts all football fans, this was the day when 96 innocent people tragically died in the Leppings Lane end in Hillsborough during the FA cup semi final between Liverpool & Nottingham Forest. As a result of the Taylor Report, all seating stadia was declared to b

ContactPoint is a planned government database that will hold information on all 11 million children under 18 in England. It will contain information such as the name, address, date of birth, parents' details, GP and name of school of the children. The database will operate in 150 local authorities a

Professor Sir Michael Rawlings, head of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence accused drug companies of charging too much for their drugs. The drug companies say they have to cover the cost of getting a drug to market. So who's right?

The latest scandal that implicates the pope as having had a role in covering up child abuse is just the latest in a long line of abuses. Much of the problem lies both in the Church’s hard line positions and its centralisation of control. The Catholic Church was not always the centralised controlli

Internet users who persistently swap copyrighted material on the web will have their connections slowed down or even stopped by their internet service providers, (ISPs) Lord Mandelson has announced.
The decision is an unexpected one after the government decided in June to let communications

The Human Rights Act 1998 ('HRA') implements the European Convention of Human Rights into domestic UK legislation. As a public body, the courts are required to apply the Human Rights Act. At the same time the courts are to follow the Civil Procedure Rules ('CPR'). Article 6 of the HRA states that ev

Over the past fifty years Africa has received approximately £1 trillion of aid from western countries, yet its dismal economic state remains. It seems inexplicable how such vast quantities of capital have contributed to no avail, surely this cannot be true. Nevertheless, the recent publishing of

Mathematics is an increasingly unpopular subject at school because of its lack of relevance to everyday life the sudden increase in difficulty at GCSE level and its association with being a 'nerd'. One proposed solution is to no longer make the subject compulsory at GCSE level and instead include ma

Israel has consistently oppressed and subjugated the Palestinians. They have brutalised an entire people in an attempt to punish the few who, understandably, want to fight back against years of attacks. It is time the world stood up to Israel, got over Holocaust guilt and started to help the milli

Can an ever increasing human population support the agricultural status quo and continue to dedicate massive resources toward the support of farm animals without significantly destroying what is left of the world’s wildlands? Also are the ethical arguments concerning global food distribution and a