European Journal of Current Legal Issues

The European Journal of Current Legal Issues (EJoCLI) is the oldest open access legal eJournal in Europe, first published in 1995 as the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues and retitled to reflect a more European context in 2015.  It is refereed, focusing on issues which are topical and important within the field of law. The Journal is currently edited at the School of Law, Lancaster University.  From 1995 to 2012 it was published at Newcastle University and between 2012 to 2016 at the School of Law, Queen's University of Belfast. Issues prior to 2013 are now held on BAILII and are available here.  The URL for the journal is  The contents are also available under the previous URL of

Vol 22, No 1 (2016): EJoCLI

Table of Contents

Editorial HTML
Jamie Grace, Vicky Thirlaway


‘Being on our radar does not necessarily mean being under our microscope’:The Regulation and Retention of Police Intelligence HTML
Jamie Grace, Marion Oswald
Whistleblowing in the Police Service: developments and challenges HTML
Ashley Christian Savage
The Role of Civil Liability in Ensuring Police Responsibility for Failures to Act after Michael and DSD HTML
Richard Hyde


Deaths in police detention of adults with mental health conditions: how can we ensure lessons are learned? HTML
Michaela Bartlett
Challenges in teaching political aspects of public law: a consideration of the impact of lecturer bias and a suggested approach HTML
Vicky Thirlaway

Case Notes

Case Comment: Chief Constable of Bedfordshire v Golding [2015] EWHC 1875 (QB) HTML
Vicky Thirlaway

Book Reviews

Stuart Lister and Michael Rowe (Eds.), Accountability of Policing HTML
Jamie Grace

ISSN: 2059-0881