The case of Niloufar Bayani

Monday 17 August 2020 - Words of Maisie Hopkins, edited by Etienne Seymour

PART ONE Niloufar Bayani is an Iranian researcher and conservationist who was arrested in January 2018 whilst conducting field research work in Iran as part of her role with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF). In October 2018, Ms Bayani and three of her colleagues were indicted with the charge of ‘sowing corruption on earth’, […]

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Staying actively Anti-Racist

Wednesday 1 July 2020 - Etienne Seymour

Black Lives Matter is not a trend, and it cannot afford to simply become one. Here at Advocate we have been taking this time to educate ourselves further, sign petitions, donate, attend protests etc. But most importantly, we have recognised the importance of staying actively anti-racist every day of the week, not just when social […]

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Revolution or Reversal? Erdoğan’s chipping away of Kemalist reformation in Turkey

Revolution or Reversal? Erdoğan’s chipping away of Kemalist reformation in Turkey

Tuesday 11 February 2020 - Charlie Wilkinson

(Written in 2018) In the aftermath of World War One, Kemal Atatürk led a successful campaign during 1920-1922 which broke away from the Ottoman approach, an empire which at its height encompassed central Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia. Seeing as the Kemalist Revolution marked the end of one of the longest lasting Empires in […]

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Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right – Here I am stuck in the middle with EU

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right – Here I am stuck in the middle with EU

Tuesday 6 March 2018 - Callum Mansfield

On Sunday the 11th of February, Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna, the co-chairs of the All-Party Group on EU Relations and two of Remain’s loudest voices, did a joint interview on the Andrew Marr Show. During the interview Marr made an interesting observation, “you are closer to each other politically, you (Anna Soubry) are closer […]

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The Putin Paradox: Order at Home, Chaos Abroad

The Putin Paradox: Order at Home, Chaos Abroad

Saturday 3 March 2018 - Samuel Edgington

  There is a paradox at the heart of Vladimir Putin’s rule. For many Russians he is the ‘law and order’ candidate; a leader who promotes family values, a stable economy, Orthodox Christianity and resolve in the face of terrorism. For many outside Russia, however, he is seen as promoting chaos whether that be in […]

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Jerusalem and the New U.S.-Israeli ‘Special Relationship’

Jerusalem and the New U.S.-Israeli ‘Special Relationship’

Friday 9 February 2018 - Jinal Tailor

                                                                             In December, the world saw a seismic announcement from US President Donald Trump. He declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, a highly contentious statement given that Jerusalem is the focal point of three religions. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all have major sacred sites in Jerusalem, so by proclaiming Jerusalem to be […]

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Out on the street with nothing to eat?

Out on the street with nothing to eat?

Monday 13 November 2017 - Georgia Kelsey

Should it even be legal? What gets your blood boiling? We all have a moment where we see a news headline which makes us so angry that we see red. Why does the government allow such things to happen? Can such a law even exist? Let it out and tell us about the legal issues […]

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Strike back: is punching Nazis acceptable?

Strike back: is punching Nazis acceptable?

Wednesday 8 November 2017 - Sam Edgington

In January this year, a debate was opened when a video of Richard Spencer, a prominent American Nazi, being punched in the face by an anti-fascist protester went viral. While few felt sympathy for Spencer, a man who has called for “peaceful ethnic cleansing” and whose movement has been associated with sending strobe lighting to […]

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Fighting For Diversity in the Legal Profession

Fighting For Diversity in the Legal Profession

Thursday 2 November 2017 - Aleksander Kalisz

Current law firm statistics at partner level paint a bleak picture of diversity in the legal profession. At BLP, Britain’s ‘most’ diverse law firm, only 16% of their partners are from BME backgrounds, whilst the majority of commercial firms hover around the 4% mark. Gender and ethnic diversity remain problematic. However, there is a good […]

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A Ticking Time Bomb: Sexual Health

A Ticking Time Bomb: Sexual Health

Sunday 29 October 2017 - Rebecca John

Should it even be legal? What gets your blood boiling? We all have a moment where we see a news headline which makes us so angry that we see red. Why does the government allow such things to happen? Can such a law even exist? Let it out and tell us about the legal issues […]

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What’s Changed in Legal Practice?

What’s Changed in Legal Practice?

Wednesday 25 October 2017 - Evania D'souza

One of the benefits of being a University of Nottingham Law student is access to its legal skills workshops and seminars. These are designed to sharpen commercial awareness, improve application writing or interview skills and provide a unique perspective on particular aspects of the legal industry. A seminar that piqued my interest was one delivered […]

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The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation: Draconian or Necessary?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation: Draconian or Necessary?

Wednesday 18 October 2017 - Aleksander Kalisz

Since 1999, the laws governing data protection at the European level have remained largely stagnant. The existing regime pertains mainly to data controllers – those who collect personal information. On the other hand, data processors – those who service information – are normally excluded from these regulations.[1] In addition, the current regime has glaring loopholes- […]

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Why won’t we talk about guns?

Why won’t we talk about guns?

Wednesday 11 October 2017 - Amy Lund

The 1st of October 2017 was a tragedy. There can be no denying. At least 58 lost their lives and 500 more were injured when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock interrupted a country music festival with a shower of bullets on the Las Vegas strip. Accompanying him in his Madalay Bay hotel room were a stockpile of […]

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Is Cold War II brewing?

Is Cold War II brewing?

Thursday 28 September 2017 - Thomas Hughes

Is Cold War II Brewing?   The Cold War was the period of hostility between the Western powers and the Soviet bloc countries from 1945 to 1990. Tensions between the USA and Russia were near boiling point. Battles between different ideologies took place across the globe. And the world teetered on the brink of nuclear […]

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