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Reducing Restrictive Intervention of Children and Young People - expert comment

"Restrictive practices are clearly not being used in 'last resort' circumstances, and are being used with very young children." A new report launched today in the House of Lords presents data on the inappropriate use of restrictive interventions on children and young people with disabilities. Professor Richard Hastings from CEDAR comments.

NAO finds Prison Service "failing" to manage prison estate effectively - expert comment

Professor Azrini Wahidin comments on today's National Audit Office (NAO) report, Improving the prison estate, which finds that although Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service is committed to providing a safe, secure and decent prison estate, its plans to achieve this are failing.

Video game-inspired stamps go on sale - expert comment

"It’s refreshing to see this new collection of stamps as another step toward more widespread recognition of the cultural value, quality and innovation of the work that’s being done by UK developers, and enjoyed by gamers around the world." - Dr Esther Wright.

US House of Representatives votes to curtail the President's war powers

"Largely a symbolic motion [which] shows how deeply polarized American politics has become." International Security expert Dr. Georg Lofflmann comments on the resolution passed by the House of Representatives to curtail President Trump's powers to wage war against Iran.

Killing of General Soleimani - a legal perspective

"If we are interested in the de-escalation of the situation, then we must put forward the possibilities for peaceful settlement which international law has to offer. " Dr Christine Schwobel-Patel, Associate Professor in Warwick Law School, sets out the tests that international law applies to the right of self-defence for states, and the potential consequences of claiming this right.

Tue 07 Jan 2020, 11:10 | Tags: United States, Expert comment, Current Affairs, Iraq, Law, Iran

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