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We have responded to the government's consultation on the equipment interference and interception codes of practice.
Speech by president Andrew Caplen at the IBA conference.
The Law Society has expressed concern over Malaysia's continuing use of the 1948 Sedition Act. The act, which was made law during the British colonial era, criminalises speech uttered 'to excite disaffection' against the government.
Letter to the Times about the Conservatives' proposal to scrap the Human Rights Act.
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This paper addresses the report of the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Modern Slavery Bill and the government's response to it.
Letter to the Gurdian in response to Edward Snowden's call for professionals to encrypt client communications.
The Society issued a warning today following the government's announcement that it would introduce emergency surveillance legislation in response to the European Court of Justice Ruling in April.
The Law Society has publicly condemned threats made against the lives of lawyers after prominent human rights lawyer Phil Shiner received death threats against both him and his family.
Rebecca Hadgett has won the Law Society's annual Graham Turnbull essay competition with an essay discussing what determines appropriate international humanitarian intervention.
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