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Deepfake porn: why we need to make it a crime to create it, not just share it

Sharing deepfake pornography is a criminal offence but creating it isn't. Professor Clare McGlynn, from Durham Law School, has worked with many victims and explains why the law needs to change to protect others from suffering the same fate.
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Julian Assange: how British extradition law works

As Julian Assange waits to learn whether he can appeal his extradition to the US, Gemma Davies, from Durham Law School, explains how the extradition law is applied in Britain.
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Durham law expert appointed chair of UK ethics working group

Professor Emma Cave, from Durham Law School, has been appointed to a working group set up by the UK’s foremost bioethics body, which will advise government on the ethics and regulation of research using stem cell based human embryo models.
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Successful "Introduction to Law" workshop with Durham Law School and Slaughter and May

12 March saw students from Sedgefield Community College and Durham Sixth Form Centre, visit Durham Law School for a half-day “Introduction to Law” workshop, thanks to support from Slaughter and May.
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Durham academic unveils harsh realities for UK farm and care workers

A new report published by the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre reveals vulnerabilities faced by migrant workers in the agriculture and care sectors in the UK.
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Durham Law School Secures Funding for JusTN0W Initiative

Durham Law School is proud to announce the significant investment for an interdisciplinary project - Just Transitions to a Net Zero World (JusTN0W). JusTN0W seeks to accelerate the decarbonization of economies while fostering societal well-being for current and future generations.
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Durham students success at the Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Moot Competition 2024

LLB students Alasdair Burns and Justin Kong were two of the top four competitors at the prestigious Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Moot Competition held earlier this month.
Durham Law Students at at Inner Temple Intervarsity Moot Competition 2024

Longer sentences for ‘rough sex’ killers may not deliver justice for victims

After the Government announced longer sentences for rough sex killers, Dr Hannah Bows, who works in our Law School, has explained why she remains sceptical on whether this will provide justice for victims.
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Shadow Home Secretary praises Durham research

UK Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has praised Durham research aimed at addressing serious violence, during a visit to the University.
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New guidance developed to improve rape investigations

We’ve helped to develop new guidance for police forces to improve investigations of rape and sexual offences.
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Durham Law School's Thom Brooks exposes major story about government’s Rwanda policy for asylum seekers

Professor Thom Brooks has examined the Office for National Statistics data on asylum applications and grants.
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Durham research has a lasting global impact

We have launched a new Global Research Brochure where we shine a light on some of our incredible researchers who are making a difference in the world.
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