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Covid fines imposed for second year

Students studying at the University of Edinburgh this year have once again been required to sign a Covid-19 related code of conduct in order to matriculate. The ‘Good Citizen Guide’, in addition to the university’s normal ‘Code of Student Conduct’, gives the university the power to fine, suspend or expel students for breaching the university’s […]

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Inadequate preparation has been made for Welsh ‘smacking’ laws

The Welsh government has announced a law that will criminalise parents for smacking their children. Smacking by adults and in school, settings is already classified as assault. This new law aims to extend the legal protection of children by removing defence of “reasonable punishment” that legally safeguards a parent’s use of some forms of corporal […]