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Dr Jacqueline Kinghan appointed as Scottish Human Rights Commissioner

Congratulations to Dr Jacqueline Kinghan, for her appointment as Commissioner

12 April 2021

Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me and the thorny issue of robot rights

Ian McEwan’s latest book, Machines Like Me: A Novel offers an alternative history: Britain has lost the Falklands War, Margaret Thatcher is waging an election campaign against Tony Benn and Alan Turing survived homophobic persecution to achieve breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.

12 January 2021

Happy the elephant was denied rights designed for humans – but the legal definition of ‘person’ is still evolving

Nobody knows how old Happy is. Sometime in the 1970s, she and six other youngsters were taken from their family group (probably in Thailand) and sold to an entertainment complex in California where they were forced to perform for paying guests.

06 January 2021

Cambodia: treason trials the latest in the country’s slide to autocracy

If you are simply going on the number of political trials in Cambodia at the moment, the country would seem to be politically unstable – a hotbed of unrest. Hundreds of people are on trial for incitement, conspiracy, and violence endangering the nation.

27 November 2020

Law academic chosen for UKRI applications panel

Congratulations to Sue Farran, who has been invited to be a panelist to assess applications submitted to UKRI.

06 April 2020

Doctors Without Borders study published

Research conducted by Dr Gil-Bazo with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has just been published at the OUP peer-review Refugee Survey Quarterly.

17 February 2020

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