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by Ann Mumford and David Cowan  |  28th July 2021

Ann Mumford and David Cowan launch 'Pandemic Legalities', a primer on the post-pandemic, post-austerity legal system with an urgent message: austerity must not be repeated to repay the costs of the pandemic. …Read more

Market in India.
by Sanjit Kumar Chakraborty and Kanchan Yadav  |  5th July 2021

Sanjit Kuma Chakraborty and Kanchan Yadav discuss the attempt by certain Indian states to revitalise their economy post-COVID-19 by suspending labour law for 1000 days. They argue that this is a blatant violation of workers' rights.…Read more

Stain glass cieling
by Russell Sandberg  |  1st July 2021

Russell Sandberg outlines how the confusing government messages about weddings in the time of COVID-19 highlight the need for a much wider reform of antiquated marriage laws in England and Wales.…Read more

Glass ceiling.
by Russell Sandberg  |  1st July 2021

This policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the need to update out-of-date marriage law and suggests a series of reforms to the law on adult intermate relationships. …Read more

Protesters.

Based on 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', by Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the urgent need for a wholesale reappraisal of what a properly funded system of legal support looks like.…Read more

Protest signs saying 'no more austerity'
by Daniel Newman and Jon Robins  |  22nd June 2021

In this episode, Jess Miles speaks with Jon Robins and Daniel Newman, authors of 'Justice in a Time of Austerity: Stories From a System in Crisis', about the decimation of legal aid, the failings of our justice system, and how this has entrenched poverty and social inequality in our society.…Read more

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In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Jess Miles speaks with Raven Bowen, author of 'Work, Money and Duality' and CEO of National Ugly Mugs, about sex work, duality and why we need to listen to sex workers to understand sex work and create effective policy.…Read more

Timelapse of lights leaving trails
by Clare McGlynn and Kelly Johnson  |  24th March 2021

Based on Cyberflashing: Recognising Harms, Reforming Laws, by Clare McGlynn and Kelly Johnson, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around cyberflashing to support proposals to criminalise cyberflashing as a sexual offence in English law.…Read more

Man sat in an airport
by Joshua Rozenberg  |  10th February 2021

Joshua Rozenberg, author of 'Enemies of the People?', discusses whether any UK court would give the government's maximum 10-year prison sentence for lying about where you have travelled from.…Read more

Red 'emergency pull' sign
by Alan Greene  |  29th October 2020

Launching ‘Emergency Powers in a Time of Pandemic’, Alan Greene looks at how democracies respond to emergencies and whether they can do so in a human rights-compliant manner. …Read more