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New paper proposes Roman remedy for revenge porn victims

Jonathan Brown A new paper proposes using a Roman remedy to give victims of revenge porn redres ...

Published 9 July 2018

England: Figures sought to explain reluctance of revenge porn complainants

Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP Ministers want better figures on revenge porn cases to find ...

Published 23 March 2018

Man with child porn ‘obsession’ wins appeal against imposition of extended sentence

A man with an “uncontrollable obsession” with child pornography who was given an extended senten ...

Published 14 March 2018

FTSE 100 companies told to address sexual harassment or face legal action

Mary Sharpe The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wrote to the chairs of the FTSE 100 and ...

Published 24 January 2018

Grandfather wins human rights challenge against extradition to the UAE

A Scottish bus driver facing extradition to Dubai to serve a sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment f ...

Published 21 December 2017

England: 'Pedantic drafting' of sex offences law prompts legislation on sports coaches

Legislation to criminalise sex between sports coaches and under-18s in their care is only necessary ...

Published 17 November 2017

Sexual offences on the rise amongst the young

Mary Sharpe The number of people in Scotland aged 17 or under accused of sexual offending rose from ...

Published 12 September 2017

Adult websites to introduce age checks by April 2018

Websites with adult content will be legally obliged to introduce robust age verification processes f ...

Published 18 July 2017

Revenge porn laws come into effect

Michael Matheson Legislation combating unauthorised sharing of intimate images comes into force tod ...

Published 3 July 2017

Lord President claims register of interests would deter lawyers from the bench

The Lord President has claimed that a register of interests for the judiciary would deter lawyers fr ...

Published 30 June 2017

Law criminalising revenge p*rn comes into effect on April 1

Michael Matheson With the new year now underway, it is just three months until a landmark law comes ...

Published 4 January 2017

British businessman found guilty of negligent manslaughter in Taiwan wins human rights appeal to stay in Scotland

A British businessman wanted by authorities in Taiwan to serve a prison sentence after he was found ...

Published 28 September 2016

Charity founded by advocate publishes paper on ill effects of pornography

Mary Sharpe A charity founded by an advocate has published a paper on the effects of compulsive in ...

Published 22 August 2016

Grand Chamber to deliver judgment on murderer’s complaint about sentence

The European Court of Human Rights will be delivering a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Mur ...

Published 19 April 2016

Jury direction clause in sexual harm bill 'may breach article 6 ECHR'

Brian McConnachie QC Following the passage of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm Bill at Holyro ...

Published 24 March 2016