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This Week in History: The Person’s Case, October 19th, 1927

Young generations must not take present rights for granted – what may sound like an empty phrase can be confirmed by a short look at the recent legal history of so-called developed countries. On 19 October 1927, a case on whether women could be considered ‘capable persons’ and appointed to the Senate – which became […]

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This Week in History: ban on industry strikes in the USSR

On 4 October 1989, a new legislation regulating the right to strike came into force in the USSR. This was both a result of and a trigger for confrontation between the powerful Soviet bureaucracy and the workers in the country. The new law entailed a ban on strikes in industries considered essential to the well-being […]

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This week in history: the birth of Bruce Springsteen

Turning 67 on 23rd September, Bruce Springsteen is about to release his autobiography, tipped to earn perhaps the highest ever pay-out for a music memoir. The lead up to Born to Run has seen the musician open up about his struggle with depression and pay tribute to his working-class, New Jersey roots. Famous for their […]