Carter-Ruck associate Mathilde Groppo explores the issues surrounding Covid-19 misinformation campaigns and the roles social media platforms and users have to play in tackling them in this recent piece for Inforrm.
Read the full article here.
Carter-Ruck senior associate Oliver Cox spoke with journalist Ian Collins of talkRADIO on 28 September 2020 about the case of a man facing criminal charges in Thailand for causing 'damage to the reputation' of a hotel through his negative TripAdvisor review, and through this the wider issues surrounding such review sites for both consumers and those listed.
To watch the talkRADIO interview click here.
Carter-Ruck are pleased to be contributors to the First Edition of Global Investigations Review's Guide to Sanctions published in August 2020.
UN Sanctions overview
We live in a dynamic and fast-moving era for sanctions, which are becoming a more frequently deployed tool of international policy and geopolitics.
Download the GIR Guide to Sanctions here.
Noura Abughris looks at the imposition of sanctions on the International Criminal Court ('ICC') by the Trump administration and asks: 'Would EU do it?'
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.
Read the article here.
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.