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Kenya attack: al-Shabaab's violent radicalism can't be tackled by force alone

Kenya attack: al-Shabaab's violent radicalism can't be tackled by force alone
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Written by Professor Stefan Wolff. The terrorist group al-Shabaab has claimed an attack on Garissa University College in eastern Kenya, in which an unclear number have been killed and many others taken hostage.
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10/04/2015

Iran celebrates historic nuclear deal – all eyes now on supreme leader

Iran celebrates historic nuclear deal – all eyes now on supreme leader
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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Finally, after years of diplomacy and brinkmanship, the long-awaited nuclear deal with Iran has been done. There is jubilation in the streets as Iran's people, who have struggled under the weight of western sanctions for decades, are waking up to the prospect of a brighter economic future.
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10/04/2015

Blog: Council Tax Support – anatomy of a Pickles' localism triumph

Blog: Council Tax Support – anatomy of a Pickles' localism triumph
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Written by Chris Game. Shortly before the dissolution of Parliament, Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles issued an apparently self-penned eulogy of his ministerial record, entitled on the Government's own website, in characteristic, cod Churchillian, style: Local Government: Delivering for England. It makes an interesting document, as would be hoped of one requiring two separate links.
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10/04/2015

Dr Bharat Malkani to speak on Capital Punishment at Hay Festival

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On 26 May 2015, the 50th anniversary of the last execution to take place in the UK, Dr Malkani, a lecturer at Birmingham Law School, discusses why we are better off without the death penalty and why British efforts to promote the worldwide abolition of capital punishment should be supported.
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08/04/2015

Are the Conservatives really about to increase minority representation?

Are the Conservatives really about to increase minority representation?
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Written by Chris Game, Honorary Senior Lecturer, INLOGOV. The Sunday Times recently ran a pretty incredible headline, claiming that in the 2015 election, "Tories may secure most ethnic MPs". This would represent a huge turnaround. Ten years ago – and 18 years after the all-Labour quartet of Dianne Abbott, Paul Boateng, Bernie Grant, and Keith Vaz had become the UK's first post-war black and minority ethnic (BME) MPs – the Conservatives didn't have a single one.
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02/04/2015

Ethical Leadership and the Purpose of General Counsel

Ethical Leadership and the Purpose of General Counsel
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Birmingham Law School's Dr Steven Vaughan is the co-author of UCL Centre for Ethics and Law report "Legal Risk: Definition, Management and Ethics." The report forms part of a major Ethical Leadership Initiative for In-house lawyers.He spoke at the launch of the project on 31 March.
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02/04/2015

Blog: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa

Blog: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa
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Written by Jonathan Fisher, lecturer in IDD. Jonathan Fisher and David M. Anderson published the article: Authoritarianism and the securitization of development in Africa this January, 2015. We asked Jonathan what drives his research interest in this field and to address some of the issues captured in the article.
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02/04/2015

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.
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30/03/2015

Birmingham professor quoted by BBC in report on northern Cyprus extradition problems

Birmingham professor quoted by BBC in report on northern Cyprus extradition problems
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Robert Cryer, who holds a chair in International and Criminal Law, cited in BBC report "Lord Maginnis calls for action over northern Cyprus fugitives" (24 March 2015). Professor Cryer discusses the legal difficulties of extraditions from northern Cyprus.
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28/03/2015

Birmingham senior lecturer featured in Guardian report on sex abuse in UN peacekeeping

Birmingham senior lecturer featured in Guardian report on sex abuse in UN peacekeeping
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Dr Rosa Freedman comments on leaked report into sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers. Article is entitled "Sex abuse poses 'significant risk' to UN peacekeeping, says leaked report" (24 March 2015)
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27/03/2015
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