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Germanwings crash: the ins and outs of the two-person rule

Germanwings crash: the ins and outs of the two-person rule
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Written by Daniel Rio Tinto, Doctoral Researcher in POLSIS. It takes two people to launch a nuclear missile - it's time the same level of safety returned to the cockpit.
Date:
30/03/2015

Dr Orakhelashvili presents on International Sanctions

Dr Orakhelashvili presents on International Sanctions
Description
Birmingham Law lecturer gave a presentation ata conference on "International Sanctions: Legal, Policy and Business Implications," organised by the London Centre for International Legal Practice and held at Arundel House in London on 19 March 2015.
Date:
20/03/2015

UK Supreme Court cites book co-edited by Professor Jean McHale in major decision on medical negligence and informed consent

UK Supreme Court cites book co-edited by Professor Jean McHale in major decision on medical negligence and informed consent
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Book co-edited by Birmingham Law academic cited in landmark Montgomery v Lanarkshire [2015] judgement.
Date:
20/03/2015

Blog: Queen Cersei and the evaporating Revenue Support Grant

Blog: Queen Cersei and the evaporating Revenue Support Grant
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Written by Chris Game, Visiting Lecturer at INLOGOV. Next week is the last week of Hilary Term, or revision week at the end of Spring Term, as it's known here at the UoB and most other universities who feel no great affinity to the probably inappropriately named 4th Century St Hilarius of Poitiers. Over the many years in which I lectured undergraduates, I used rather to like it: end of the course/module in sight, legitimate chance to share and spread gossip about approaching local elections, lecture attendances boosted by students desperate for exam hints. Plus, nowadays, plenty of discussion-prompting visual aids – one of which is the pretext for this blog.
Date:
20/03/2015

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes

He's back – but the power struggle around Vladimir Putin continues behind the scenes
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Written by Dr Adrian Campbell. The apparent disappearance of Russian president Vladimir Putin between March 5 and 16 provoked a festival of Kremlinological speculation on a scale not seen since the temporary ousting of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the abortive coup of 1991.
Date:
19/03/2015

CFP: Appointing Judges in an Age of Diversity: An International Conference on the JAC's 10th Anniversary

CFP: Appointing Judges in an Age of Diversity: An International Conference on the JAC's 10th Anniversary
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Call for papers (doctoral students). The Institute of Judicial Administration at the University of Birmingham is hosting an SLSA-funded workshop to mark the 10th anniversary of the Judicial Appointments Commission. Three slots in the schedule are reserved for presentations by postgraduate students
Date:
18/03/2015

Report: Institute of European Law Annual Lecture 2015

Report: Institute of European Law Annual Lecture 2015
Description
"The EU Law Making Process - Engineering a Better Solution" was given by Malcolm Harbour CBE, former MEP, on 23 February 2015.
Date:
18/03/2015

Blog: Grubby-handed local politicians? It's called local democracy and devolution, Sarah!

Blog: Grubby-handed local politicians? It's called local democracy and devolution, Sarah!
Description
Written by Chris Game, Honorary Senior Lecturer, INLOGOV. The BBC's Radio 4 Today programme isn't what Americans would call a Hot Talk show, and nicely spoken presenter Sarah Montague, even in her own fantasies, is no shock jock. So listeners must have been slightly surprised to hear her, while questioning the proposed devolution of NHS funding to Greater Manchester's combined authority, talk of "local politicians sticking their grubby hands into the decision-making process".
Date:
13/03/2015

Gender gap shame leaves little to celebrate this International Women's Day

Gender gap shame leaves little to celebrate this International Women's Day
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Written by Chris Game, Honorary Senior Lecturer, INLOGOV. We're celebrating International Women's Day for the 107th time. It has a longer history than is often supposed and, as reflected in its still occasionally used Leninist title – International Working Women's Day – a more socialist one.
Date:
10/03/2015

IGS podcast: DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking

IGS podcast: DEFA's Last Gasp: Melancholy and the End of East German Filmmaking
Description
Speaker: Nick Hodgin (University of Lancaster)
Date:
06/03/2015
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