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Justice Kennedy on Healthcare

October 15, 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who long served as the swing vote on important healthcare-related decisions, retired from the United States Supreme Court on July 31, 2018. The press and pundits alike reacted to Kennedy’s retirement announcement with dire forecasts that the Court’s healthcare jurisprudence would veer to the right. In fact, Justice Kennedy’s record of healthcare […]

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‘12 year a non-compliance’: redress at last?

November 13, 2017

Last week, the UK government announced its intention to change the Prison Service Guidance so as to allow prisoners towards the end of their (less than one year) imprisonment sentence ‘on day release’ who are  still on the (annually updated) electoral register to vote in all UK elections. Prisoners would not be allowed to re-register […]

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Book Colloquium: Voting Rights of Refugees

October 25, 2017

In this book colloquium Dr. Ruvi Ziegler will discuss his new book Voting Rights of Refugees, published in January 2017 by Cambridge University Press. As 2017 draws to a close, its dramatic events highlight the timeliness of such a book. Increased attention to the mass movement of asylum seekers and refugees across borders,  and the dynamic nature of communities and […]

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After Miller: Legislating for Constitutional and Democratic Legitimacy

February 27, 2017

In Miller, the Supreme Court ruled by majority that ministers have no prerogative power to invoke article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU).  The European Communities Act 1972 makes EU law an independent and overriding source of domestic law (paras 61–65).  Assuming article 50(2) notice is irrevocable, it will remove EU law and […]

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Oxford University Refugee and Migration Law Discussion Group Seminars

October 27, 2015

The Refugee and Migration Law Discussion Group would like to invite you to our first two events this term: Dr Virginia Mantouvalou, ‘The Exploitation of Overseas Domestic Workers in the UK: Lessons from an Empirical Study’ 3-4.30pm, 11th November, Music Room, QEH Dr Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler ‘Detention of asylum-seekers in the Israeli High Court of Justice: The absent-present 1951 Convention’ 2-3.30pm, […]

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Event: 'Challenging the discrimination of Arab Citizens of Israel in Education and the Workplace'

January 20, 2015

The UK Friends of the Abraham Fund Initiatives will be holding a symposium: ‘Challenging the discrimination of Arab citizens of Israel in education and the workplace’ Speakers include: Dr. Amir Paz-Fuchs (University of Sussex) Mr. Dan Squires (Matrix Chambers) Mr. Amnon Be’eri-Sulitzeanu & Dr. Thabet Abu Rass (The Jewish & Arab Israeli Co – Executive […]

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The Rhodes Project: Celebrating many versions of what women can be

November 25, 2014

Earlier this year, the Rhodes Project marked its 10th anniversary with a celebration at the home of its founder, Dr Ann Olivarius. In 2004, Olivarius, a member of the second class of women Rhodes Scholars, embarked on a project to better understand the lives and experiences of her fellow female scholars. Since its inception, the […]

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New Publication: Independence Referendums: Who Should Vote and Who Should be Offered Citizenship?

September 16, 2014

In this EUDO CITIZENSHIP Forum Debate, several authors consider the interrelations between eligibility criteria for participation in independence referendum (that may result in the creation of a new independent state) and the determination of putative citizenship ab initio (on day one) of such a state. The kick-off contribution argues for resemblance of an independence referendum […]

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UK vs ECtHR: The Prisoner Voting Saga Continues

August 14, 2014

On 12 August 2014, the Fourth Section Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Firth and others held yet again the UK’s blanket disenfranchisement of prisoners, in accordance with Section 3 of the Representation of the People Act 1983, to be a violation of Article 3 of the First Protocol to the ECHR. […]

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