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Social Sciences - Law - 15.09.2023
Report on Violence Against Human Rights Defenders in Brazil
Study with contributions from sociologist and jurist Maria Eugenia Trombini reveals extent A study on violence against human rights defenders in Brazil reveals more than 1,000 cases occurred between 2019 to 2022. The report was compiled by the Brazilian human rights organisations "Terra de Direitos" and "Justiša Global".

Innovation - Law - 21.07.2023
New report on Attitudes Towards LegalTech Adoption in the UK
New report on Attitudes Towards LegalTech Adoption in the UK
MIOIR researchers led a study funded by the Manchester Law and Technology Initiative into "Attitudes Towards LegalTech Adoption in the UK" with UCL and The Law Society. MIOIR researchers led a study funded by the Manchester Law and Technology Initiative into "Attitudes Towards LegalTech Adoption in the UK" with UCL and The Law Society.

Law - 29.05.2023
Even lawyers don’t like legalese
A new study shows lawyers find simplified legal documents easier to understand, more appealing, and just as enforceable as traditional contracts. It's no secret that legal documents are notoriously difficult to understand, causing headaches for anyone who has had to apply for a mortgage or review any other kind of contract.

Life Sciences - Law - 22.05.2023
Importance of neuroscientific evidence for rape trials
The law should take into consideration neuroscientific evidence that suggests fear and threat can cause victims to become 'frozen' in cases of rape or sexual assault, argue UCL experts. In a comment article, published in Nature Human Behaviour, Professor Patrick Haggard and former UCL undergraduate, Ebani Dhawan, state that victims of sexual assault are often blamed for not fighting or fleeing their attackers.

Law - 23.03.2023
A single day is not enough
To mark Sexual Harassment Awareness Day at Swiss universities, Vice President Julia Dannath analyses the situation at ETH Zurich, explains what anonymous reports can and cannot achieve, and presents what she believes is most needed to effectively combat sexual harassment. Today, for the first time, Swiss universities are joining forces to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the context of university education.

Law - 03.02.2023
Domestic abuse information ’not adequately captured’ in child contact cases
Domestic abuse allegations and convictions of parents who have perpetrated abuse are not being adequately captured by Scottish civil courts during child contact hearings, a new study by the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh Napier has found. Researchers discovered family lawyers were heavily reliant on their clients telling them about ongoing or past domestic abuse as there is no formal mechanism for them to be informed about criminal proceedings.