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James, Wells and Lee v UK: Indefinite Detention and Arbitrary Deprivations of Liberty

Natasha Holcroft-Emmess 27th November 2012

More than 6000 UK prisoners are currently subject to indefinite detention without means of progressing towards parole. In James, Wells and Lee v UK the European Court of Human Rights held that prisoners serving indeterminate sentences of imprisonment for public protection (IPP) were arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in violation of Article 5(1) ECHR. Under […]

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Fisher v University of Texas: What the Judges Asked

Claire Overman 25th November 2012

The third installment in our affirmative action series looks at the oral arguments presented and questions asked by the bench in Fisher v University of Texas.   In this post Claire Overman takes a closer look at the transcript from the oral hearing. In anticipation of the Court’s decision, this post takes a closer look at the transcript […]

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Fisher v University of Texas: What the Parties Submitted

Claire Overman 23rd November 2012

The second and third posts in our affirmative action series will take a closer look at the submissions and oral arguments presented to the US Supreme Court in the landmark affirmative action case of Fisher v University of Texas.   In this post Claire Overman takes a closer look at the parties’ submissions to the Court. Last month, […]

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