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From the archives - October 2000

President's report

President's message: updates on Society benefits for members, globalisation, and a Handbook for Council Members

Right of citizenship underpins liberty

Convener of the Society's Human Rights Committee outlines the significance of being subject to the Human Rights Act

This time the sky is falling

Public indifference to the Human Rights Act should change when public authorities start being brought to account

The Human Rights Act and employment law

Examination of case law to consider which Convention articles are applicable to employment law

New challenges, new risks?

Risk management issues raised by developments in the law and the way law is practised

The new Diploma in Legal Practice

Society's Director of Education and Training outlines the objectives of the new Diploma, introduced from that month

Certification required for physical evaluation

Recent amendments to Ordinary Cause Rules, and latest cases including pleadings; motions; medical examination; hearsay; arrestment on the dependence; appeals; expenses

Act permeates all types of practice

Practitioners across a wide spectrum are asked what they think is the major change likely in their area due to the Human Rights Convention

e-mail snooping RIP

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, and Human Rights Act, effect a radical shakeup of monitoring employee communications in the workplace

Challenge to legitimacy of tobacco directive

EU roundup, principally on a challenge to the outlawing of tobacco advertising and sponsorship; also e-commerce; intellectual property; employment