What’s your poison? Britain’s drug laws go to pot

What’s your poison? Britain’s drug laws go to pot

Two recent media stories have featured prominently in relation to where Britain’s drug laws are heading. In isolation, the arguments supporting each of them make sense, but put together they demonstrate how contradictory our legal system and public health policy might become, should they both be realised simultaneously. The first story concerned a government green […]

The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s Enforcement Committee issues its first decision: First lessons learned…

The French Anti-Corruption Agency’s Enforcement Committee issues its first decision: First lessons learned…

On 4 July 2019, the French Anti-Corruption Agency’s (the AFA) Enforcement Committee (the Enforcement Committee) issued its first and much-awaited decision since its creation by the so-called “Sapin II” Law in France (the Decision)[1]. The Enforcement Committee found that none of the alleged five breaches of the anti-corruption requirements set out in Article 17 of […]

Daylight Bank Robbery

Daylight Bank Robbery

Imagine if you ran a small engineering company and decided to open an account with a bank which you used for several years in ordinary commercial business, only to find that its operations were then terminated. Not only that, but your account was frozen as the bank in question was accused by the US government […]

Ten years in prison for smashing a window? Hong Kong’s judges may decide

Ten years in prison for smashing a window? Hong Kong’s judges may decide.

The recent outbreak of serious disorder in Hong Kong has given way to an uneasy calm. Following an ostensibly bizarre decision by local police to withdraw and allow hundreds of protestors to occupy and then vandalise the Legislative Council (LegCo), the building has been sealed off as forensics teams gather evidence, including fingerprints on discarded […]