Amanda Smith

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High court rules data retention and surveillance legislation unlawful

Emergency surveillance legislation introduced by the coalition government last year is unlawful, the high court has ruled. A judicial challenge by the Labour MP Tom Watson and the Conservative MP David Davis has been upheld by judges, who found that the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act …

Surveillance

Louise Thompson: Committee Stages and Constitutional Reform in the New Parliament

<i>Editors’ note: This post is based upon a conference paper presented at the UKCLA conference ‘Debating the Constitution after the General Election’</i> …

Elections

Bileta Abstracts 2015

Stefan Theil: Constitutions as culture: Two insights from Peter Häberle’s “The rationale of constitutions from a cultural science viewpoint”

Constitutions are the cultural achievement of centuries of historical legal development, an expression of the cultural self-presentation of a people. …

Law

Grayling: the Lord Chancellor who told the High Court to disregard the Rule of Law

<i>1 April 2015 (pm)</i><p>Today is the birthday of the current Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling.<p>With parliament dissolved …

Jisc

UK Universities

Sir Patrick Stewart on higher education

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Higher Education

6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom

Remember when schools had policies outlawing cell phones in the classroom? Teachers used to tell students, “Keep it in your locker, in your backpack, …

5 Ways to Create Motivation Using eLearning Scenarios | e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags

What to learn how you can help your learners get motivated with eLearning scenarios? This post will show you how eLearning scenarios can make a …

Digital Badges / Open Badges Taxonomy

Working on the taxonomy of digital badges / open badges is an interesting empirical and conceptual endeavour. I have been looking into different …

The Importance of Innovative Educators

<i>This is a post by Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra, Vice President (Academic Training/ School Audits) Next Education India Pvt Ltd.</i><p>A Teacher, who is now a</b> …

15 Reasons Why Educators Should Be Connected

It sounds like a club. The Connected Educators. Perhaps they may even sound like a group of educators who meet at the Hall of Justice, slap on capes …

Learning Innovation: A Framework for Transformation

Learning with and through technological enhancements operates in a landscape unrecognisable only a few years ago. Focussing on Higher Education, this …

The Key to Innovation in Educational Technology

Educational technology companies face a unique challenge in finding ways to innovate: their products don’t have to work in order to succeed.<p>In fact, …

10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers

<b>1- Diigo</b><p>This is my favourite tool for socialbookmarking. Diigo is a powerful online research tool and collaborative research platform that integrates …

Constitutional Court says state should not intervene in people’s private lives<p>South Korea’s Constitutional Court has struck down a 60-year-old statute outlawing adultery under which violators faced up to two years in prison.<p>The nine-member bench ruled by seven to two that the 1953 law was …

South Korea

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

<b>The Question Game</b><p>by <b>Sophie Wrobel</b>, <i>geist.avesophos.de</i><p>The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking<p><i>Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart</i> …

Review: Mootis

Rights & Freedoms

Ask The Professor: Training To Pass The Bar Exam vs. Skills Building

Many law students are currently involved in pre-bar exam programs offered by their law school. While well intentioned and expensive, the fact is …

Education

Rape consent trial led to landmark appeal

Stalled rape trial was re-started after prosecutors took the case to the Court of Appeal<p>The Crown Prosecution Service launched a rare appeal to re-start a rape trial which had been controversially stopped by a judge, it can be revealed.<p>Court of Appeal judges in London were asked to give permission …

Crime

Why every aspiring lawyer should study human rights law

After the Paris shootings at Charlie Hebdo last month, Tory MP David Davies released a statement entitled “Paris attacks show need to scrap Human Rights Act”. The statement blamed current asylum policy for being a gateway to extremism.<p>Had Davies studied human rights law, he would know asylum …

Rights & Freedoms

The European court of human rights’ judgments that transformed British law

Since the European court of human rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg first began handing down judgments in 1960, successive decisions have transformed the legal landscape of the United Kingdom.<p>Often rulings have not been immediately welcomed by the government of the day. Sometimes they have been dismissed …

European human rights rulings 'to be curbed' by Tories

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1113000/1113095_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524755499_ecdc63807ee663732d845b644d345a85<p><b>The Conservatives have described their plans to stop British laws being overruled by human rights judgements from Strasbourg as "viable and …

Tory plan to leave ECHR contains 'howlers' and is 'factually inaccurate', says party's ex-Attorney General

Dominic Grieve says proposal outlined by Chris Grayling is riddled with basic errors and will leave 99 per cent of legal decisions on British human rights unchanged<p>Conservative plans to pull Britain out of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after the election contains "howlers" and is …

Strasbourg court undermines democracy, says former Lord Chief Justice

Lord Judge claims that European Court of Human Rights is “a dramatic and unconstitutional extension of judicial authority”<p>The European Court of Human Rights is undemocratic and undermines the sovereignty of Parliament in favour of unelected judges, according to a former Lord Chief Justice.<p>Lord …