Category Archives: Policy & Process

London Based MA Diplomacy by Research

This new MA is modelled on Buckingham’s other successful London based MA programmes. Its starting point is that globalisation and other forces have made diplomacy today an immeasurably more complex activity than in the days when aristocratic gentlemen from Europe’s … Continue reading

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An interesting development in the War Crimes debate 15 June 2009

As followers of the BUCSIS Blog will know, BUCSIS takes a particular interest in what happens to those (who are not British citizens) properly suspected of war crimes (in areas outside the jurisdiction of UK courts) against people (who were … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the British Legal System — a futher twist — 16 June 2009

The BBC has reported that Lord West, the Security Minister, has told the House of Lords that some of the control orders on some suspected terrorists may have to be lifted. This comes in response to a unanimous ruling by … Continue reading

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Lord Carlile QC speaks at the BUCSIS-Bletchley Park Conference on 20 May 2009

Lord Carlile QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, was one of two keynote speakers at the BUCSIS-Bletchley Park Conference, held at Bletchley Park, on 20 May 2009 under the Chatham House Rule. In view of the importance of his … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the British Legal System

The decision by the European Union Court of Justice (not to be confused with the Council of Europe’s Court of Human Rights), reported in The Times today, 12 June 2009, overturning an order freezing the assets of Abu Qatada, the … Continue reading

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War Criminals and the British Legal System

Students of security policy will have been following the discussion on the BUCSIS Blog as to how the law can, and cannot, be used to bring to justice those guilty of war crimes. This issue matters to all students of … Continue reading

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BUCSIS’s Second Intelligence Conference takes place on 20 May 2009 at Bletchley Park

‘Bletchley Park and British Intelligence: Confronting Security Challenges, Past and Present’ 20 May 2009 The conference aims to examine * the impact that sigint had on the development of the British intelligence model (that is, the history of Bletchley), * … Continue reading

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Is Britain’s parliamentary crisis a threat to our security?

Britain’s parliamentary crisis threatens our security for two main reasons. First, our entire security architecture is built on the fact that we are a mature parliamentary democracy whose power and authority is derived from those who are elected by us … Continue reading

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