Government & Politics

Drone attacks legal? The US view on drone strikes

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Are US drone attacks legal? For over 15 years lawyers on both sides of the argument have been wrestling with the question of whether unmanned US drone strikes carried out on foreign soil are legal under international law. In August, the White House released a redacted version of President Obama’s policy on using unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone […]

Government & Politics

Understanding the rise of Bernie Sanders, the ‘socialist’

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Bernie Sanders for President? Can Bernie Sanders, the 74 year old independent Senator from the State of Vermont, become the next President of the United States? Sanders is one of two remaining candidates running for the Democratic nomination, along with former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton. After winning five of the last six States in the nomination […]

Contract Law

How safe is the EU/US Safe Harbor in Ireland?

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The EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EU (which is transposed into Irish law by the Data Protection Act 1988 – 2003) provides that organisations transferring personal data from Ireland (or from anywhere in the European Economic Area) to countries outside the European Economic Area must ensure that recipient country provides an ‘adequate’ level of data protection. (The European Economic […]