The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and, pursuant to the Withdrawal Agreement, EU law, including EU sanctions, will continue to apply to the UK until 31 December 2020. After this date, the UK sanctions regime will fall under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 ("2018 Act"). The 2018 Act enables the UK to continue to comply with its international obligations and to use sanctions to meet foreign policy and national security objectives after exiting the EU.
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Carter-Ruck Solicitor Noura Abughris has written a perceptive article published on Inforrm's Blog on the recent 'infodemic' that has been quietly and effectively revealing itself worldwide, more specifically in Libya where the unclear implementation of media laws and strategic geographical location, has made it vulnerable to sophisticated disinformation campaigns.
It is not every day that an English court is asked to interpret the application of an EU sanctions regime. But on 12 February 2020, the English Court of Appeal did just that in the Ministry of Defence & Support for Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran v International Military Services Ltd.
Donald Trump's 29 May Executive Order attacking section 230 of the US 1996 Communications Decency Act attracted only limited attention this side of the Atlantic. We do, after all, all have bigger things on our minds right now. However, it is a matter that should be followed closely, both by media law practitioners and the wider public on this side of the Atlantic - because America's social media is also ours, and the issues at stake come down to freedom of speech and its limits.
Oliver Cox is a Senior Associate at Carter-Ruck, specialising in media law matters and commercial dispute resolution.
As the UK government commences trials of contact tracing, Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo writes for the leading UK health title Heath Service Journal on the privacy and policy issues for states, health services, individuals and businesses.
Claire Gill, Partner at Carter-Ruck, warns that employers still need adequate controls, processes and training to avoid data protection claims.
When the Prime Minister announced the COVID-19 lockdown on 23 March 2020, many litigation practitioners were concerned about the impact this would have on upcoming hearings. Carter-Ruck Associate Mathilde Groppo examines the current efficacious adjustment of the UK court process.
Born as twins in the womb, the coronavirus and misinformation surrounding the virus have grown together and found their way into the country's homes.
Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Helena Shipman provides an insight for The Law Society Gazette on whether meaning hearings are the new norm in defamation litigation.
Carter-Ruck Senior Associate Persephone Bridgman Baker provides a Case Preview for Inforrm's Blog on the libel appeal of Serafin v Malkiewicz & Ors which the Supreme Court will hear on 17 and 18 March 2020.
The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration, launched at the Peace Palace in the Hague last month, are a significant milestone in the developing relationship between business and human rights. They will impact human rights protection, international dispute resolution and global governance. Corporations, investors and lawyers need to be aware, writes François Holmey of Carter-Ruck.
The winter series of Love Island has begun. For anyone who has managed to escape this madness for the last five series, this is a reality television show where a group of ‘Islanders’ live in isolation in a villa with their every move recorded.
Though polls consistently show a Conservative lead, it would be a brave writer who'd hazard a prediction of the outcome of the UK General Election.