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Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter: Part 2 – Remedies

Alison Young 4th February 2018

The previous blog post drew attention to the way in which the scope of rights protected in the UK may be diminished post Brexit if the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is not retained as part of domestic law. The second reason for retaining the Charter draws attention to the remedy provided when rights are […]

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The Soviet Legacy and Current Human Rights Debates

Anna Lukina 21st January 2018

A recent post by Steven Jensen has suggested that a model of ‘generations of rights’ – civil and political rights; economic, social, and cultural rights; and collective or solidarity rights – was not useful for understanding the nature or history of human rights. In particular, it focuses on easily available and discernible Western perspectives on […]

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Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence

Julia Lowis 15th January 2018

In EA & Ors (Article 3 medical cases – Paposhvili not applicable) [2017] UKUT 00445, the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) refused to follow the most recent Strasbourg caselaw regarding the test for a breach of Article 3 ECHR in medical removal cases, finding that it was inconsistent with domestic precedent. The ‘deathbed test’ […]

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