University of Westminster

The University of Westminster was founded by the celebrated Victorian engineer Sir George Cayley in 1838. Our breadth of expertise encompasses the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, the Westminster Business School and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities incorporating the Westminster Law School.

Our research informs our teaching, ensuring that it is rigorous and up­-to­-date. Students learn directly from the academics who are conducting the cutting-­edge research. A wide range of Westminster’s courses are independently rated as excellent, and the University’s research leads the way in many areas including biomedical sciences, politics, art and design, electronic engineering, architecture and media.

Learn more about the University of Westminster at http://www.westminster.ac.uk/

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Inmates on the roof of State Penitentiary of Alcacuz during a riot on January 16. Ney Douglas/EPA

Who is really in control of Brazil’s prisons?

Violent massacres at prisons in the country's north, have disrupted a delicate balance of governance.
Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow waves after his inauguration at Gambia’s embassy in Dakar, Senegal. But will he be able to go home? Reuters/Thierry Gouegnon

The questionable legality of military intervention in The Gambia

Military intervention is sanctioned and executed by states. It is thus always a function of state interests rather than the objective enforcement of law. The case of The Gambia is no different.

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