Insight: Bangladesh’s Ship-Breaking Industry

Eshi Vaz provides an insight into the dangers inherent in Bangladesh’s Ship-Breaking Industry. Where ships go to die, many struggle for survival “We know we come to work with coffins attached to our backs” Chittagong, one of Bangladesh’s largest port cities has long been the burial ground of the world’s old and broken ships, serving…

Review: The Penalty

The Penalty (2017) Directed by: Mark Pizzey & Will Francombe For many Europeans, the death penalty can sometimes seem an unimportant issue. But while the death penalty has been banned in Europe, 2016 alone saw 3,117 death sentences and 1,032 executions worldwide. The USA, where the death penalty is still legal in as many as…

Human Rights Day 2017: A Broken World can be Fixed

Ben Cartwright and Ellioté Long UCL Amnesty Society I have previously written in this journal about the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its modern relevance; whilst some of its values may seem anachronistic, and others far from achievable in the current world, it is one of the few positive visions of the future…

Mean Girls Review

Mark Barclay Masters (MSt) in Philosophical Theology Student at Worcester College, Oxford University Watching Mean Girls for the first time just weeks ago, I was struck by the sense that I had stumbled on a window into another world. Lindsay Lohan should consider herself lucky that she was charged merely with managing her social life…

Lawyers Without Borders at UCL

The 17/18 President of UCL’s Lawyers Without Borders Student Division takes us through their activity at UCL, as well as plans for next year Eamonn Lynch-Bowers President of LWOB UCL Student Division Lawyers Without Borders is a pro bono organisation with a global presence. Its dedication to strong international ties and worldwide collaboration allow LWOB…

“Stressed”? Spare a thought for sufferers of mental health

In the week before World Mental Health Awareness Day, Hannah Overton, Health and Women’s contributor, talks about the harsh realities facing one societies most overlooked demographics… “If you suffer from mental health problems, there’s not enough help to hand”, Theresa May declared in her first speech as Prime Minister. The passion with which those words…