Much emphasis is attributed to privacy in one way or another; it is often cited as an inherent part of the European Convention on Human Rights despite not appearing as an article itself, it is preserved by the Data Protection Act and confidentiality rights in aspect of daily life. Privacy has much s


Currently a police officer cannot stop and search based on generalisations or stereotypes. They need to have objective grounds to stop someone and search for certain items. Even then, they must restrict their search to the specific items for which they have an objective basis to suspect the person h


Flu pandemics occur once every 10-40 years so are fairly regular. Swine flu broke out in Mexico in early April and due to the interconnectedness of the world is now going global with confirmed cases (april 30th) in Mexico, USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Peru, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Isra


Upon hearing a criminal case, judges and magistrates decide the sentence. They have upper and lower brackets within which they can use their discretion. Lord Justice Leveson has stated that he would like to see more discounts given to criminals who admit to their crime before the first court hearing


We have all been captivated by documentaries about various types of animals,
be they cute and furry or extraordinarily alien. Wildlife documentaries are
a large part of the landscape of documentary TV. The filming of the wildlife
is just seen as a challenge and is never questioned


Whether or not it can be morally justified to deny ‘extremists’ entry from the UK must initially be addressed by defining such a term. Given the terror attacks of recent years it seems perfectly reasonable for the UK to exclude individuals who condone such acts; yet an animal rights activist cou


Many western governments are being embarrassed by their previous support for autocratic regimes that are now either toppling or looking precarious. For example Sarkozy’s government in France is under attack for various cabinet ministers accepting holidays with friends of Tunisia’s ex-dictator Be


The overblown benefits of reading have long gone unchallenged as have the perils of TV viewing. The educational value of TV has been known even before the first lunar landing. TV has brought us up close to distant lands and cultures as well as important issues. We have listened to and watched politi


After an Italian murderer had his sentence reduced due to having a "violent gene", could DNA profiles be used as a defence in criminal courts?

Walter Perez was murdered for taunting a Muslim man, Abdelmalek Bayout, about wearing eye makeup. The Murderer was sentenced to nine years. This


The European Union has taken over a large amount of control over numerous areas of policy, and this is not just the areas that the EU was initially created to consolidate; trade, steel and coal. The EU has expanded into regulation, the environment, business and competition, and increasingly justice


The attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York on the morning of September 11th 2001 were the most significant event of the first decade of the 21st century and the war on terror that was fought as a result has spread around the globe and created the biggest conflicts of the century so far. The U