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Kiron Reid

Kiron Reid is a Liberal activist, writer and campaigner in support of civil liberties, the environment and an inclusive, tolerant society. He is a committed internationalist and pro-European. He has written extensively about Liberalism, most often in the British Liberal magazine "Liberator". Kiron spent many years actively campaigning for the Liberal Democrats, and since 2007 has focused more on non-party political campaigns and international work. Professionally he was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool for many years and is now an Honorary Research Fellow. His work has been published in leading law journals.

He supports international development and cooperation; and non-party / cross-party cooperation on matters of shared principles.

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Recent updates

  • Article: Apr 13, 2015

    In April - May 2015 I am on a return visit to Zaporizhia - to Zaporizhzhya National University #ZNU / #ЗНУ SE Ukraine as volunteer Visiting Professor. I will be tweeting again about normal life in SE Ukraine as before using the hash tag #thisisSEUkraine www.znu.edu.ua

  • Document: Mar 27, 2015
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    Kiron Reid was a British member of the OSCE / ODIHR election monitoring mission to Albania for the 23 June Parliamentary elections. (ODIHR is the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights). This is a report from Summer 2013 published in March 2015. With thanks to Marjan Mihajlovski, Aleksandar Lahtov (Skopje), Bledar Taci (Tirana) and all of those who helped me named in the text.

  • Document: Mar 9, 2015
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    My article based on my experience in Zaporizhzhya city, South East Ukraine, while visiting in October and November 2014 was published in February's InterLiB, the journal of Liberal International British Group. See pages 3 - 5.

    A shorter version of the article was earlier published in Liberator 370, February 2015, at pages 22 - 23, as 'Putin's War on Europe's Eastern Edge'. 'Kiron Reid reports on the damage being done by Russia to a part of Ukraine that is indisputably part of Europe'.

    I will add the links to both publications online when they become available. Liberator is out now for print subscribers and available online on the website after one month.

  • Article: Mar 9, 2015

    If you have Westlaw UK legal database access (University / Law firm / and via some city libraries) you can read my updated Insight encyclopaedia entries on stop & search, arrest & demonstrations near Parliament.

  • Article: Mar 9, 2015

    My article based on my experience in Zaporizhzhya city, South East Ukraine, while visiting in October and November 2014 was published in February's InterLiB, the journal of Liberal International British Group. See pages 3 - 5. The extract from InterLiB is available in the Balkans and SE Europe folder under Articles and downloads.

  • Document: Dec 15, 2014
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    Including:

    (1) Introduction to students on Lawyers' Day at Zaporizhia National University, 8 October 2014.

    (2) Introduction to students in the Faculty of Journalism at Zaporizhia National University, 16 October 2014.

    (3) Introduction to the English and Welsh criminal justice system. Law Speaking Club in the Faculty of Law at Zaporizhia National University, 16 October 2014.

    (4) The Plain English Campaign.

    Talk on Plain English to the Foreign Philology in the 21st Century conference, 17 October 2014.

    (5) The Scottish Independence Referendum, 18 September 2014. Smaller file.

    (6) The Scottish Independence Referendum, 18 September 2014.

    Presentation to teachers of English in Zaporozhia region, 23 October 2014.

    (7) Training of lawyers in England. Shorter version.

    (8) Training of lawyers in England and Wales.

    Questions posed by the Masters students of the Faculty of Law at ZNU.

    Seminar co-delivered with Frances Willmott.

    (9) Patriotic Education Conference, Zaporozhia Oblast. 28 November 2014.

    National values and education in the UK.

    (10) Visit to the European Union institutions.

    (11) Websites for student and lecturer reference, ZNU November 2014.

    Including a selection of:

    UK Health sites.

    General information including education.

    (the Government, and Parliament websites)

    Some Law sites.

    And a diagram of the Court structure in England and Wales.

  • Document: Dec 15, 2014
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    Including a selection of:

    UK Health sites.

    General information including education.

    (the Government, and Parliament websites)

    Some Law sites.

    And a diagram of the Court structure in England and Wales.

  • Document: Dec 15, 2014
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    Notes from visits that were used as recent examples in discussing the importance of the EU with students. The Stronger Together campaign supported by the British Embassy in Ukraine was also mentioned frequently. Stronger Together campaign on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StrongerTogetherUA

    A visit to the European Parliament Home Affairs Committee, 3 September 2014.

    The European Parliament display for tourists.

    A tourist visit to the European Commission.

  • Document: Dec 15, 2014
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    National values and education in the UK.

    The first page is my short biography, and summary of the talk (reproduced below).

    Pages 2 - 3 are the talk as I delivered it, but with a few paragraphs or lines highlighted in yellow, that I missed out to ensure that I stuck more closely to the time allocated.

    Pages 4 - 6 are a more detailed version of the talk, with some more explanation of points. At the end are a few web links to official information about England and Wales.

    Summary.

    This short talk will mostly be about the UK, but I am also interested in Ireland.

    I will mention six points.

    We do not have 'patriotic education' in the UK. Our education system does promote 'British values'. History is compulsory in primary schools (young children) and history and citizenship education are compulsory until the age of 14 (citizenship until 16). English language is compulsory till 16.

    Many people in the nations of the UK, England, Scotland and Wales are all patriotic for their countries. Irish people are proud of their heritage too. The situation is more complicated in Northern Ireland but everyone is proud of coming from their own land.

    Our armed forces have more widespread popular support than twenty years ago (I believe) because the army has been involved in long foreign conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. People support the soldiers and other personnel even though many opposed the Government policies.

    In Wales and Ireland, there has been a cultural revival of their ancient languages. Everyone in these countries speaks English, most speak English as their main language, but the Celtic languages are official languages along with English, used jointly in printed documents by government and can be used in the legal system.

    The problem of violence in Northern Ireland took much hard work by many brave people to end. When the war stops in the Donbass, in the future there will be some lessons that can be learnt from Northern Ireland.

    The recent cultural revival in Wales includes support for the language. This has been done in a positive way - it is not anti-English but is promoting the Welsh language as part of the unique history and culture of Wales. This is good for tourists and everyone.

  • Document: Dec 14, 2014
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    Questions posed by the Masters students of the Faculty of Law at ZNU.

    Seminar co-delivered with Frances Willmott.

    This file is a more detailed set of my notes on training of lawyers in England and Wales. It contains more detail that may be of interest to the students, and to the Professors and Dean, of the Faculty of Law. Especially given about debates and proposals on reform of higher education, and of legal education, in Ukraine.

    The text includes a mixture of fact and my own personal opinion.