Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Sweet land of liberty

Wednesday 12 April 2017
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James Michael , senior associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), comments on a TLS piece on the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War, which he says was ‘even more shameful’ than the article suggests.

Compassionate counsel

Wednesday 22 March 2017
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Dermot Feenan , associate research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), explores, in Counsel Magazine , the place of compassion in legal practice.

Whistleblowers endangered in digital age, says IALS report

Wednesday 22 February 2017
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A report addressing legal protection for whistleblowers and journalistic sources, written by Dr Judith Townend and Dr Richard Danbury , associate research fellows at the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), is covered in The Guardian ’ , Russia Today , RINF.com, Beta News.com , Out-Law.com , The Global Legal Post ,   ACQ Magazine and Signs of the Times . ‘Protecting sources and whistleblowers in a digital age’, is available to read here .

Trump is right: stories will dry up if the press can’t use anonymous sources

Monday 27 February 2017
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Dr Judith Townend and Dr Richard Danbury , associate research fellows at the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ) discuss Donald Trump’s war on journalists’ confidential sources, in The Conversation and The Justice Gap .

New report on secret sources: protecting journalistic sources and whistleblowers in a digital age

Thursday 23 February 2017
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Whistleblowers are under attack by those they report on and confidential sources are increasingly compromised by state surveillance. A new report launched today – ‘ Protecting sources and whistleblowers in a digital age ’  aims to address these issues and makes ten recommendations for policymakers, lawmakers, news organisations, researchers and NGOs on how to protect the people who provide journalists with valuable information.

Towards a post-Brexit ‘partnership for democracy' between EU and UK

Monday 20 February 2017
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Dr Pablo José Castillo Ortiz, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS ) visiting research fellow, analyses Brexit’s impact on the promotion of democracy and human rights. Writing in the Eurasia Review , he says the UK is a ‘major diplomatic, military and economic power, and a consolidated democracy that provides political inspiration world-wide. Brexit has the potential to weaken the capacity of both the EU and the UK to promote their shared values.’

Clare Cowling highlights the importance of preserving barristers’ records

Monday 20 February 2017
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The Legal Records at Risk scheme at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( IALS ), is described by the Law Gazette as a ‘bold and audacious’ project. The article includes quotes from Clare Cowling , the project’s director, who also features in a Counsel Magazine article in which she warns that, without a national strategy to preserve and save records held in barristers’ chambers, the Bar could lose its distinct legal heritage

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