Christopher T. Marsden

–12 This section explores European legislative and regulatory responses to net neutrality in more detail. US net neutrality reforms were to be followed slowly in Europe, in reform of its ‘Telecoms Package’ completed in 2009 and implemented from 2011. 43 This difference led many political scientists to investigate the dynamics of the debate in both the US and Europe. 44 European law upheld transparency on

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security of any other state. This interpretation is strengthened by the terms of Article 301, which appears as part of the General Provisions of the Convention: ‘in exercising their rights and performing their duties under this Convention, States Parties shall refrain from any threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner

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treated equally, without any adverse distinction based on race, nationality, 27 religious beliefs or political opinions, 28 or any other distinction founded on similar criteria, such as language, colour, social or professional status, or the like. The reference to nationality makes it clear that aliens serving in a belligerent force who are captured are entitled to the same treatment as prisoners of war

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Supp. (1939), Part III, ‘Rights and duties of states in case of aggression’, 819, 825 n. 1. 4 ‘(4) All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent

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audiovisual networks. At the time of writing, it is not at all clear how regulators will react to the mass mobilisations of users in the US (2014), India (2015) and potentially Europe (2016). Political scientists will find this a challenging and illuminating area to study, but for regulatory lawyers it is enough to remark that competition law will not entirely meet this challenge, as I explore in Chapter 2 . A

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Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee is British, the greatest UK contribution to the consumer Internet experience is associated with his work. In consequence, much public and especially political debate on net neutrality is reactive to Berners-Lee’s pronouncements. In 2006 Berners-Lee explained: ‘There have been suggestions that we don’t need legislation because we haven’t had it. These are nonsense, because

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Members of the armed forces must extend to these too the rights and protections afforded by the law of armed conflict. 93 It is not for the soldier in the field to determine his conduct in accordance with what he believes to be the political approach of his government. Thus soldiers should be reminded that enemy personnel falling into their hands must be treated as prisoners of war; it is not for them to decide upon the

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’s-length bodies. The Act aimed to give doctors control – to ‘liberat[e] the NHS from central control and political interference’. 25 It was hoped that transparency, competition and choice would promote a rise in standards and patient safety. The Francis Inquiry showed that this was not enough. In the wake of the 2012 reforms, the spotlight is very much on the healthcare regulators. The various tiers of regulation do not always work in harmony. Work-based regulation is designed not only to enhance patient safety, but also to ensure the economic accountability of NHS

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that Act, a compromise which pleases few, perhaps explains why governments of all political colours shy away from entering the battlefields on sanctity of human life. Attempts to amend the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 relating to the time-limit for abortion 83 unleashed an outburst of vitriolic abuse unknown in even the most hard-fought party political battle. Political disinclination to engage in debate on the sanctity of life means that to a large extent the regulation of the medical profession on issues of life and death has been left to

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by the Charter of the Nuremberg Tribunal. 169 It should be remembered, however, that this is only a recommendation lacking any legal force, but possessing significant political authority. Nevertheless, there is a tendency among the members of the United Nations, as well as writers, to accept this resolution as declaratory of customary law, especially as the International Law Commission

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