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Law and Media Round Up – 13 December 2021

On 8 and 9 December 2021, the settlement of 15 phone hacking claims against News Group Newspapers was announced in a series of statements in open court. Most attention was given to the statement read by actress Sienna Miller, which made a number of allegations against The Sun for what was described as “prolonged” and “substantial” phone hacking, and leaking news that Ms Miller was pregnant. Continue reading

The Criminalisation of Drill Music and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights – Colette Allen

The criminalisation of drill music by the Metropolitan Police denies artists and producers of their right to freedom of expression. This article situates this genre-specific censorship in its racial context, considers the Article 10 European Convention on Human Rights implications, and summarises what other European jurisdictions have done when faced with violent lyrics. Continue reading

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