Prevent Duty Part 3: British Values, Human Rights and handling “due regard” duty in practice – Cloisters

‘In this third article Declan O’Dempsey looks at the concept of “British Values” in the context of the Prevent Duty. It appears in the definition of “extremism” in the Guidance. British values are mentioned in the Guidance. However only examples are given of what constitute British values. In a post Brexit discussion these values have taken on a more important aspect. To what extent is tolerance a British Value?’

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Cloisters, 16th August 2016

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Prevent Duty Part 4: Practical operation of a “due regard” duty: lessons from the Equality Act 2010 for the application of the Prevent Duty by universities – Cloisters

‘In his fourth article on Prevent Duty Declan O’Dempsey looks at the similarities between the Prevent Duty to have due regard and consider what the practical application of that duty to have due regard will look like in the light of the existing body of case law on the analogous s 149 of the Equality Act 2010.’

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Cloisters, 22nd August 2016

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The Prevent Duty Part 2: Government Guidance and Practical Guidance – Cloisters

Posted August 25th, 2016 in crime prevention, equality, freedom of expression, news, terrorism, universities by sally

‘In this article I deal with the government issued guidance on the Prevent Duty under section 21 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 as it applies to universities.’

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Cloisters, 2nd August 2016

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Student wins lawsuit forcing IPCC to re-examine assault claim – The Guardian

‘A student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has won a lawsuit forcing an official watchdog to conduct a fresh examination of his allegations.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2016

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University forced to pay out for 2.3% contribution to employee’s asbestosis – Litigation Futures

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in asbestos, compensation, negligence, news, personal injuries, universities by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer who negligently contributed 2.3% of the asbestos fibres in the lungs of an asbestosis sufferer should have to pay proportional compensation.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st August 2016

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More than 30 fake UK universities closed by watchdog – The Guardian

Posted August 3rd, 2016 in fraud, news, trade descriptions, universities by tracey

‘More than 30 fake UK universities have been shut down in the past year as concern grows about students being mis-sold fraudulent degrees.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2016

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Part 1: the Prevent Duty for Universities – Cloisters

‘In this article I deal with the basics of the legal framework for the Prevent Duty. The simplest way of thinking about the Prevent Duty is visualisation. Imagining that you are the character at which Dirty Harry is pointing his gun in that film while uttering the words: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “do I feel lucky?”… Well do you punk?” The government has attempted to shift the publicity and legal risks from itself to the universities by use of the Prevent Duty. On the face of it universities have a dilemma: how to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, whilst taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure free speech and academic freedom.’

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Cloisters, 26th July 2016

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Universities getting better on consumer law issues, but work still to be done, says CMA – OUT-LAW.com

‘Awareness among universities of their responsibilities under consumer protection law is increasing, although some poor practices remain, the UK’s competition watchdog has found.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th July 2016

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Student launches legal action against IPCC over CS spray incident – The Guardian

‘A university student who alleges he was assaulted by police during a demonstration has launched legal action against the Independent Police Complaints Commission.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2016

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Jewish student awarded four-figure payment after anti-Semitism complaint – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2016 in bullying, compensation, complaints, Judaism, news, racism, universities by sally

‘A Jewish student has received an apology and payment of £1,000 from the University of York Students’ Union after complaining of anti-Semitism.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2016

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Hold Me Close, I’m an Academic – Panopticon

‘If I am an extremely well-regarded academic at Cambridge (don’t snigger at the back, I could be) and due to my eminence I do some unpaid voluntary work for a major international group (here, the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change), the work in relation to which I do over my university email account, are those emails held by the University under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (“EIR”)?’

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Panopticon, 10th June 2016

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Censorship or justified Concern? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Mrs Justice Whipple dismissed one claim for judicial review, and refused permission to bring a further claim, in respect of decisions made by Southampton University regarding a proposed conference on the legality of the existence of Israel under international law. She held that the University had lawfully withdrawn its permission to hold the conference in April 2015, and refused permission to challenge the University’s subsequent decision to require the conference organisers to meet the conference’s security costs as a condition of allowing the conference to take place at a later date. The conference organisers had claimed that both decisions represented an unlawful interference with their Article 10 right to free expression and Article 11 right to free assembly.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th May 2016

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Oxford University law students being issued with ‘trigger warnings’ before lectures – The Independent

‘Undergraduate law students at Oxford university are being issued with “trigger warnings” before lectures containing material deemed too “distressing” – a move which has drawn criticism from academics.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

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Curtailment of 30,000 student visas each year sparks row – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2016 in education, immigration, licensing, news, statistics, universities, visas by sally

‘More than 30,000 non-EU students a year have had their visas curtailed by the Home Office in the past three years, figures obtained by BBC News show.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2016

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Four cleared in Royal Agricultural University rape case – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in news, prosecutions, rape, universities by sally

‘Four men accused of rape after a university’s summer ball have been cleared after the case against them was dropped.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2016

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Theresa May faces parliamentary investigation over flimsy basis for student deportations – The Independent

‘Theresa May is to face a parliamentary investigation after an immigration tribunal ruled that the Home Office used unscientific “hearsay” to deport thousands of students from Britain.’

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The Independent, 23rd March 2016

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Universities ‘should update sex crime guidelines’ – BBC News

Posted March 18th, 2016 in harassment, internet, news, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘Universities should overhaul guidelines on dealing with allegations of sexual assaults and harassment, according to a taskforce set up by the government. Current guidelines were written in 1994 and should be updated to reflect legal changes and the effect of social media, the Universities UK taskforce said.’

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BBC News, 18th March 2016

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Qualifying as a barrister ‘may cost new students up to £127,000’ – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in barristers, diversity, legal education, news, universities by sally

‘Students beginning university may have to spend up to £127,000 to qualify as a barrister, the new chair of the Bar Council has warned.’

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2016

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Prisoners study alongside Durham University undergraduates in unique criminology course – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2016 in education, news, prisons, rehabilitation, universities by sally

‘When it comes to learning, nothing can compare to real-life experience – as a group of prisoners has proved in a ground-breaking new university course. Inmates at high-security Frankland Prison in County Durham have been studying alongside undergraduates from Durham University in a unique criminology programme. And it is the prisoners who are coming top of the class.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2016

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Higher education reform much-needed, but government must take time to get the framework right, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

‘Reforming higher education in England is both long overdue, and vitally needed to protect the sector’s hard-won reputation.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th January 2016

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