Contempt of Court
“Whilst there are new challenges with the use of social media, these challenges are not unmanageable.” (Attorney General’s Office, Responses to Call for Evidence on the impact of Social Media on the Administration of Justice, March 2019, part 3.1)
To what extent do you agree with the above statement? In your answer you are to focus on s2 and s5 Contempt of Court Act 1981 and related case law.
Right to Religion
In light of the increasing number of restrictions on the wearing of religious clothing and symbols across the Council of Europe States, would similar restrictions in the United Kingdom be lawful?
Discuss, applying relevant case law and academic opinion.
The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights (2001/2, 17th Report, para.26) describes the consequences of deprivation of citizenship as being serious, leading to “the loss of British diplomatic protection; loss of status; loss of the ability to participate in the democratic process of the UK; and serious damage to reputation and dignity”.
Given this, is the United Kingdom’s law on deprivation of citizenship a legitimate restriction to human rights?
The learning outcomes that are being assessed in this assessment are (a) (b), (d) and (f). The learning outcomes are accessible under the ‘about this module’ button on this NILE site.
Your grade will depend on the extent to which you meet these learning outcomes in the way relevant for this assessment.
Word Limits (where appropriate)
The maximum word limit for this assessment is 2,000 words
In accordance with the Assessment and Feedback Policy, as stated in section 4.40 where a submission exceeds the stipulated word limit by more than 10%, the submission will only be marked up to and including the additional 10%. Anything over this will not be included in the final grade for the assessment item. Abstracts, bibliographies, reference lists, appendices and footnotes are excluded from any word limit requirements.
In line with section 4.41 of the same Policy, where a submission is notably under the word limit, the full submission will be marked on the extent to which the learning objectives have been met.
The face to face workshops and on-line materials on these topics provide an opportunity for formative feedback, feedforward and guidance on these topics. A week’s workshop contact hours are additionally set aside for student face to face consultation on the assessment. This support is supplemented by individual student consultation on the assessment via individual face to face meetings or via e-mail.
Generic Grading Criteria
You will find the generic grading criteria for achievement at University Grading Criteria. Also explained here are the meanings of the various G grades at the bottom of the grading scale.
To submit your work, please go to the ‘Submit your work’ area on the NILE site and use the relevant submission point to upload your report. The deadline for this is 11.59pm (UK local time) on the date of submission.
Written work submitted to TURNITIN will be subject to anti-plagiarism detection software. Turnitin checks student work for possible textual matches against internet available resources and its own proprietary database.
When you upload your work correctly to TURNITIN you will receive a receipt which is your record and proof of submission.
If your assessment is not submitted to TURNITIN rather than a receipt you will see a green banner at the top of the screen that denotes successful submission.
N.B Work emailed directly to your tutor will not be marked. The only exception to this is when you are instructed to do so because TURNITIN is down.
Plagiarism and Academic Integrity
Unless this is a group assessment, the work you produce must be your own with work taken from any other source properly referenced and attributed. The University of Northampton policy will apply in all cases of copying, plagiarism or any other methods by which students have obtained (or attempted to obtain) an unfair advantage.
If you are in any doubt about what constitutes plagiarism or any other infringement of academic integrity, please read the University’s Academic Integrity and Misconduct Policy. For help with understanding academic integrity go to UNPAC and follow the Top Tips for Good Academic Practice on the student hub.
Please note that the penalties for copying work from another source without proper referencing are severe and can include failing the assessment, failing the module and expulsion from the university.
Feedback and Grades
These can be accessed through clicking on the Feedback and Grades tab on NILE. Feedback will be provided by a rubric. For work submitted to TURNITIN, please also click through for end comments providing feedback/ forward.