Trial and web error: when jury members go online
Almost a quarter of people on jury service are confused about rules on internet use during a trial, according to findings from the UCL Jury Project.
Torture by any other name
Western states prefer to define torture legally rather than on ethical terms, to avoid moral and political responsibility, according to research.
Female surgeons: cutting the gender gap
Despite more women than men studying at UK medical schools, women are far less likely than male colleagues to pursue a career in surgery.
Zimbabwe land reforms: myths and surprises
An ESRC/DFID-supported study presents some surprising results of the controversial Zimbabwean land reform - and challenges five myths.
Reforming the Portuguese VAT system
Recommendations by Professor Rita de la Feria led to reforms in Portugal's 2012 State Budget - and savings of 1.2 per cent GDP.