Protection of Minors in UK Law

  • Trends of age of consent legislation in Europe
    • Nbr. 8-1, March 2017
    • New Journal of European Criminal Law
    Over the past few decades, many national jurisdictions on the European continent have revised their age of consent legislation. A comparison of the age of consent laws of 59 jurisdictions in 2004 a...
    ......– signals that nowadays much greater emphasis is placed on the protection of children against negative and premature sexual experiences. This ...This acknowledgement of the need for increased protection of minors in relationships characterized by a power imbalance deserves following by ......
  • I Book Review: Unaccompanied Minors. Rights and Protection
    • Nbr. 26-2, June 2008
    • Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
  • The Use of Alternative Regulatory Instruments to Protect Minors in the Digital Era: Applying Freedom of Expression Safeguards
    • Nbr. 29-2, June 2011
    • Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
    Since the mid-1990s, it has become increasingly clear that legislation, used to protect minors against harmful content in traditional media, is not suitable to regulate the drastically transformed ...
    ...... freedom of ex pression and aims to asse ss with which freedom of expression safeguards the ARIs must comply in order to guarantee the protection that this right entails. To achieve this, the article examines, on the one hand, the applicability of Article 10 ECHR with respect to ARIs, and, ......
  • Lampedusa humanitarian emergency in 2011: the case of unaccompanied migrant minors
    • Nbr. 19-3, July 2012
    • Journal of Financial Crime
    • 279-290
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the situation on the unaccompanied foreign minors in the Italian legal system, paying special attention to the Lampedusa humanitarian emergency in...
    ...... – The legal treatment of these subjects is on the borderlinebetween two distinct sets of laws: those for minors, based on principles of protection and support; andthose for immigrants based on public security and therefore inspired by principles of controland defense. For this reason the ......
  • Between Protection and Repression: A Short History of Juvenile Policing in the Netherlands
    • Nbr. 9-3, September 2007
    • International Journal of Police Science and Management
    The police in the Netherlands have traditionally been characterised by restraint when dealing with cases involving minors. However, this policy of minimal intervention appears to be waning in recen...
    ...... van de Riet (corresponding author) holds an MA in clinical psychology and is a PhD student studying the subject of police inter- actions with minors by means of qualitative data and observations of daily interactions between police and juveniles. Peter van der Laan works as a senior researcher at ......
  • Child trafficking victims and legal guardians: Exploring the fulfilment of the EU trafficking directive in the context of the UK modern Slavery Act 2015 – Best practice or not fit for purpose?
    • Nbr. 10-2, June 2019
    • New Journal of European Criminal Law
    Child victims of trafficking are recognized as particularly vulnerable victims, who require additional protection and support and a more rigorous legal framework. The regional anti-trafficking inst...
    ...... as particularly vulnerable victims, who require additional protection and support and a more rigorous le gal framework. The regional ... in England and Wales in recent years, with record number of minors referred to the National Referral Mechanism in 2016. Running parallel to ......
  • Data protection, anonymity and courts
    • Nbr. 26-2, April 2019
    • Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
    ......18. Ranging from interests such as the protection of minors or other vulnerable persons and their identity to the protection of business secrets and professional reputation, with the protection of the latter ......
  • Not Such a Neat Net: Some Comments on Virtual Criminality
    • Nbr. 10-2, June 2001
    • Social & Legal Studies
    ...... the income of the author of an audio- visual project or to the protection of an individual’s rights, but also – and above all – when surfing ... in the European Parliament, the ‘Green Book on the Protection of Minors and Human Dignity in Audio-visual and News Services’, and the ‘Report ......
  • The Internet and the First Amendment
    • Nbr. 61-3, May 1998
    • The Modern Law Review
    ...... intellectual property rights, making pornography available to minors, disseminating hate speech, or defrauding or misleading others. The ... of ‘obscenity’ — are afforded no constitutional protection whatsoever. 5 Other types of communication, such as advertising, can be ......
  • Social media before domestic courts in Europe: An analysis of free speech cases
    • Nbr. 27-6, December 2020
    • Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
    Social media arose as a way to communicate with friends, but it evolved to become a significant medium through which individuals exercise their right to free speech. At the same time, social media ...
    ...... governing social media, court decisions are a test-bed for the protection of fundamental rights in a social media context. This article seeks to ... activity online, to personal data protection, the protection of minors, consumer protection and the ever-increasing role of algorithmic curation ......
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