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Redfearn v United Kingdom and an Integrated Approach to Labour Rights

Anjoli Maheswaran Foster 23rd December 2012

Following on from Alan Bogg’s analysis of Redfearn v United Kingdom, this post by Anjoli Maheswaran Foster focuses on a different aspect of the case- the ‘integrated approach’ to social labour rights that has been adopted by the European Court of Human Rights.  In recent years, the Strasbourg Court has made use of an ‘integrated approach’ […]

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The Ironies of Gay Divorce in Israel

Guest Contributor 20th December 2012

By Dr Amir Paz-Fuchs It is a rare occasion that decisions by Family Courts in Israel receive front page headlines, as well as media attention abroad. But such an occasion materialized last week when a Ramat Gan Family Court approved a divorce between two gay men, Prof. Uzi Even and Dr. Amit Kama. To understand why […]

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Redfearn v United Kingdom: Hard Case Makes Good Law- Part 2

Guest Contributor 19th December 2012

In Redfearn v United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held that the UK was under a positive obligation to enact legislation to protect employees from dismissal on the grounds of their political affiliations. In his previous post, Alan Bogg, outlined the facts and key findings.  In this post he considers some of […]

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Release of the Commission on a Bill of Rights Final Report

Import Import 18th December 2012

The Commission on a Bill of Rights released its final report today.  The Report is available on the Commission’s website. The British Academy’s response to the report is available here. Of interest too is the Minority Report issued by two commissioners, Philippe Sands and Helena Kennedy.  The Minority Report includes a reference to Professor John […]

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