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PUBLISHED BRIEFINGS

Official Recognition of the State of Palestine: The Time is Now (May 2024)

Petitions Debate (13/05/2024): A UK Gaza Family Scheme Is Imperative (May 2024)

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and the Consequences of Lowering UK Data Protection Standards (March 2024)

Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (March 2024)

The Draft Data Protection Act 2018 (Amendment of Schedule 1 Exemptions) Regulations 2024 – Clear Evidence of Falling UK Data Protection Standards (February 2024)

SOAS ICOP & APPG Triennial Review 2020-2023 (published December 2023)

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and the Consequences of Lowering UK Data Protection Standards (December 2023)

Gaza, Israel and International Law (December 2023)

The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill and the Consequences of Lowering UK Data Protection Standards (November 2023)

The Data Protection (Fundamental Rights and Freedoms) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 – A Failure to Contain Damaging Uncertainty (November 2023)

Healthcare Facilities and Workers Cannot Be Targets: An Immediate Ceasefire Is Imperative (November 2023)

Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill (July 2023)

The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (June 2023)

Family Remittances TODAY 16 June 2023 Migrant Communities and Remittances in Crisis: Learning Lessons from the Pandemic (June 2023)

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – Needless Uncertainty and Undemocratic Powers(May 2023)

British Slavery: From “Atonement” to “Devising What Ought to Be Done”, based on Prof John Coffey’s (Leicester) work on Parliament’s abolitionists (May 2023)

The Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill and The Consequences of Lowering UK Data Protection Standards (May 2023)

Illegal Migration Bill 2023 (April 2023)

Changes to Data Protection Law and the Risks to the Economy (April 2023)

Spring Budget 2023 (March 2023)

Changes to Data Protection Law and the Risks to the UK (March 2023)

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – Rushed, Risky and Undemocratic III (February 2023)

Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill: Sweeping Executive Powers Vulnerable to Legal Challenge (January 2023)

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – Rushed, Risky and Undemocratic II (January 2023)

Online Safety Bill “spy clause” [S.110] requires Chat Platforms to Scan Private Messages (January 2023)

The Threat to Public Interest Disclosure from the National Security Bill (December 2022)

Online Safety Bill “spy clause” requires Chat Platforms to Scan Private Messages (December 2022)

Autumn Statement: Weak Debt Predictions Hiding Behind Low Expenditure (November 2022)

The HE Free Speech Bill Must Recognise Equality Act Obligations (October 2022)

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – Rushed, Risky and Undemocratic (October 2022)

 
 
 

The People’s Review of Prevent (Report summary)

The People’s Review of Prevent (Full Report)

From Second Class British Citizenship to None

Windrush Wrongs Not Being Righted

Working Nights

Punishment by Process: The torture of Julian Assange

Sentencing Democratic Protest to Death (December 2021)

Whitewashing Genocide in Xinjiang: The Responsibilities of UNESCO (December 2021)

Energy Charter Treaty- Threatening the Paris Agreement (December 2021)

Henry Jackson Society: The Threat to British Democracy and Society Caused by Security Think Tanks (December 2021)

  • Read Full Report Here
  • Read the Letter of Concern: The Damage of Security-Focussed Think Tanks on Democracy here

The Bank of England Must Act on the Climate Crisis

Provide Debt Relief for a Green and Inclusive Recovery

Community-led energy solutions as the future of just and clean energy transitions

Ethnic Hazara in Afghanistan Need Urgent British Protection

The Anti-democratic Implications of Mandatory Voter ID in the Elections Bill

Battles Commence on Health and Care Bill

Democracy Needs Urgent Freeing from Dark Money

The HE free speech bill must incorporate the Equality Act (July 2021)

Starvation Crimes as War Vs Democracy in Tigray

Pro-Palestine Activism and Prevent

For COP26 Britain Must Host the Most Ambitious Climate Change Conference Ever

Higher Education Free Speech Bill (May 2021)

The Experiences of Muslim-heritage Children in Care in the UK

Israel, Palestine and the Law

Deprivation of Nationality as a National Security Issue

UK Arms Exports Control

Why dismantling rentier capitalism is the longer-term challenge of our time

Police, Crime, Sentencing and Court Bill

Cuts in ODA-funding for UKRI 2021-22

Cuts in ODA Funding for UKRI 2021-22 INFOGRAPHIC

Supporting Myanmar’s Civil Society Protest Movement – practical actions for good governance and inclusive democracy

Working Class Students are Missing Out on Key Educational Subjects

Freedom of Information Needs Urgent Freeing

Counter-Extremism: Radicalising Society against Democracy

Universal Basic Income (UBI) – the path out of the pandemic

The Broken ‘Social Contract’ – Episode 3 Housing

The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS) Bill

Coronavirus – creating a syndemic

The Broken ‘Social Contract’ – Episode 2 Education

The Broken ‘Social Contract’ – Episode 1 Policing

Tax Avoidance and Inequality in a Time of Crisis

Perceptions of Muslims in UK HE

Muslim Children and Prevent

Impacts of the Prevent policy in the NHS

A Warning to Policymakers about Pseudo-academic Opinion that wants to be Research

Immigration and the NHS

The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2020

Scrutiny of UK Aid after the DFID and FCO merger

Violence against Women and Girls Amidst COVID-19

‘Parliamentary Eunuchs’ in a Time of Coronavirus

Submitting Evidence to the UK Parliament

Keeping faith during Covid-19

A Lack of Parliamentary Oversight in a Time of Coronavirus

Workplace Deaths Related to Coronavirus

Civil Liberties and Surveillance in a Time of Coronavirus

Decolonising Further and Higher Education

Lobbying and Activism

An Intersectional Approach during Covid-19, Disaggregating data to protect BAME

Women and Equalities Committee, Representation and Inclusivity

Women and Equalities Committee, Representation and Inclusivity (updated 4th May 2020)

Policing in a Time of Coronavirus

Freedom of Speech in Higher Education

Price Hikes and Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Bill

Increased Sentencing for Terrorist Offences

The views expressed in SOAS ICOP Briefings are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of SOAS.