Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection, Amy F. W. Corcoran

Abstract (click to view) Conscientious objection has had a complicated history, and its legal position within both international and domestic systems remains far from concrete. This paper examines the recognition of a ‘right’ to conscientious objection within these frameworks, and notes that recent progressive developments in the international realm have increasingly supported the idea of conscientious… More Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection, Amy F. W. Corcoran

Recognition of English solvent Schemes of Arrangement in Germany, Arthur Swierczok

Abstract (click to view) English solvent Schemes of Arrangement under the Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 have proved to be a valid restructuring device for non-English companies. Since 2010 for example four German companies, Tele Columbus GmbH, Rodenstock GmbH, Primacom GmbH and Monier Group Services GmbH, which were all financially distressed but solvent,… More Recognition of English solvent Schemes of Arrangement in Germany, Arthur Swierczok

Maximising Utility: Applying Utilitarian Theory to International Patent Law, Emma Perot

Abstract (click to view)   This article attempts to strike a balance between the need of pharmaceutical companies to stay profitable and the need of developing countries to access life-saving medicines. It is proposed that this balance can be achieved by applying a utilitarian approach to patent law, taking into consideration how best to maximise… More Maximising Utility: Applying Utilitarian Theory to International Patent Law, Emma Perot

Do Children Require Special Protection Under International Human Rights Law?, Fiona Orr

Abstract (click to view) Human rights are universal; this is the precedent upon which all human rights discourse is based. Yet over the years, as international human rights law has developed, the rights of certain groups have been awarded particular attention and protection. Children are a particularly interesting group as there is unprecedented and unmatched… More Do Children Require Special Protection Under International Human Rights Law?, Fiona Orr

Freedom of Speech: A Pernicious Shroud for Homophobia, Conor McCormick

Abstract (click to view) Freedom of speech/expression is a legal principle central to any democratic society. However, it is argued in this paper that, in cases which implicate the law governing homophobic communications, deference to that principle is not always a favourable approach; despite its embedment in the ideology of democracy. A case study involving… More Freedom of Speech: A Pernicious Shroud for Homophobia, Conor McCormick