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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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Redfearn v United Kingdom: Hard Case Makes Good Law-Part 1

Guest Contributor 17th December 2012

On 6 November 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down judgment in Redfearn v United Kingdom. In a two-part post, Alan Bogg argues that the ECtHR reached the correct decision and considers the implications of this judgment. Mr Redfearn stood as councillor for the British National Party (BNP). At the relevant time […]

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Book Review: Laurie Ackermann, Human Dignity: Lodestar for Equality in South Africa (Cape Town: Juta and Co., 2012)

Chris McConnachie 13th December 2012

Laurie Ackermann   “Human Dignity: Lodestar for Equality in South Africa” (Cape Town: Juta and Co., 2012) This book, by a retired Justice of the first South African Constitutional Court, provides an in-depth analysis of human dignity and its relationship to equality in South African law.  While concentrating on the South African law, it is also […]

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Parents' sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

admin 11th December 2012

Atala Riffo e hijas vs. Chile, a case in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) condemned the stigmatisation and stereotyping of homosexual parents, is one of two landmark decisions by the court this year concerning children’s rights and family life under the American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR).   Ms Atala’s decision to […]

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