• BBC’s ‘Showtrial’ – Do Fair Trials Exist In The Age Of Social Media?

    Talia Krais In the lead up to Ghislaine Maxwell’s long-awaited sex-trafficking trial, the BBC grace our screens with the whodunnit courtroom drama ‘Showtrial’. This occurs under the scrutinising spotlight of public opinion paralleling the salacious Maxwell trial that has gripped the world through multimedia platforms. Both serve to highlight...
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    The Hopes And Goals Of COP26

    Rian Patel explains the goals of COP26, and what they hope to achieve at this historic conference. Will countries be able to work together and do what it takes to save our planet?...
  • The Death Penalty: An Eye For An Eye?

    In our new era of society, where we can look back on the turbulent democracies and monarchies of the past and their exertion of power through the imminent threat of execution, is it possible that we can continue to justify the death sentences still made within the USA or...
  • Mercy Baguma: A Need For Change

    Abi Kara-Fernandes  On Saturday the body of Ugandan refugee Mercy Baguma was discovered through the sounds of the cries of her malnourished one-year-old son lying next to her. Although the death was initially treated as “unexplained” by Scotland Police, the true cause of this tragedy quickly became evident; the...
  • Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years in Prison

    The once giant of the Hollywood industry has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after being convicted of two sexual assault charges. ...
  • Gender and Racial Prejudices in the Judicial System

    The legal system is often thought of as a safety net for the masses, a platform for disputes to be resolved justly and objectively. Unfortunately, however, judgement is often not impartial, and to a certain extent, this may be due to prejudice against people’s identities. In particular, minority groups...
  • The victimisation of defendants in relation to the Harvey Weinstein trial

    On Monday the 24th February, powerful Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes in a New York courthouse, leaving him with a prison sentence of up to 29 years. Events had been leading up to this trial for a long time as activist...