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The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

The Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka and UNHRC Resolution 46/1

On 23rd March 2021, the United Nations Human Rights Council (‘UNHRC’) adopted Resolution 46/1 with 22 countries ...
The Government’s Radical Theory of the Constitution

The Government’s Radical Theory of the Constitution

In its response to the Independent Review of Administrative Law, the Government has set out a theory of the ...
The Independent Review of Administrative Law: The Government Response and Consultation Exercise

The Independent Review of Administrative Law: The Government Response and Consultation Exercise

In two earlier blogs I considered the IRAL Panel’s Report and a central feature of the government response, which ...
The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Government Response

The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Government Response

The government’s response to the Panel’s report was brief, Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform - Ministry of ...
The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Panel Report

The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Panel Report

The Report of the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) was made public on 16 March. It stretches to 195 ...
Shamima Begum and The Humpty Dumpty Supreme Court

Shamima Begum and The Humpty Dumpty Supreme Court

On 26 February 2021, the Supreme Court refused permission for Shamima Begum to return to the UK. The Supreme Court ...
The Human Rights Act, 1998

The Human Rights Act, 1998

A striking feature of the history of Europe since the ending of WW II has been the origin, development, application
The Genocide Amendment: Why is the UK Government dragging its feet? (Part I)

The Genocide Amendment: Why is the UK Government dragging its feet? (Part I)

On 7 December 2020, the House of Lords debated the Trade Bill that defines the UK’s post-Brexit trade relationships
On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On June 15 2020, the US Supreme Court decided in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights ...
Irish Supreme Court quashes climate mitigation plan: environmental rights caught between redundancy and vagueness

Irish Supreme Court quashes climate mitigation plan: environmental rights caught between redundancy and vagueness

On 31 July 2020, the Irish Supreme Court annulled the government’s climate mitigation plan. A grand chamber of - ...
The Future of Socio-Economic Rights in Nigeria: Beyond COVID-19

The Future of Socio-Economic Rights in Nigeria: Beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the enjoyment of human rights in various countries, particularly ...
Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

In a landmark decision, the Irish Supreme Court has unanimously quashed what it termed the Irish Government’s ...

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