Access to Justice

And then there were none: the decline of the right to access a lawyer?

And then there were none: the decline of the right to access a lawyer?

On 9 November 2018, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in Beuze v Belgium that ...
 Parent Company Liability for Human Rights Abuses in the UK? We Need Clarity

 Parent Company Liability for Human Rights Abuses in the UK? We Need Clarity

The liability of parent companies for the extraterritorial human rights abuses committed by their subsidiaries has ...
The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

The Australian Legal Assistance Sector and the Critical Importance of Justice to Human Lives

In February 2017, I was invited to be an ‘expert adviser’ for the Law Council of Australia’s (LCA) ‘Justice ...
The future of law clinics: Part 2 – The Law Clinic in the University

The future of law clinics: Part 2 – The Law Clinic in the University

Earlier, I wrote about the role of law clinics as agents of social justice in a democracy. In this post, I will ...
The future of law clinics: Part 1 – Social Justice, Human Rights and Law Clinics

The future of law clinics: Part 1 – Social Justice, Human Rights and Law Clinics

It was clear from an excellent workshop in Tel Aviv University last month that an impressive number and variety of ...
Haralambous: The Supreme Court, Closed Proceedings and the Common Law, Round Three

Haralambous: The Supreme Court, Closed Proceedings and the Common Law, Round Three

The right to a fair trial is undoubtedly one of the most sacrosanct rights in most modern legal systems, and is ...
Al-Bashir in Uganda: Head of State Immunity and the Rome Statute

Al-Bashir in Uganda: Head of State Immunity and the Rome Statute

Last month the High Court in Kampala declined to issue a provisional arrest warrant for visiting President of ...
A Good Day for the Rule of Law

A Good Day for the Rule of Law

‘We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.' (Magna Carta, cl ...
Treaty Amendments and Access to Justice at the East African Court

Treaty Amendments and Access to Justice at the East African Court

On 31 March 2017 the East African Court of Justice (‘the Court’) handed down its judgment in the case of Steven ...
Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas

Kiobel v. Cravath: An Example of How a Little-Known U.S. Law can be Used as a Pre-Litigation Tool Overseas

When Esther Kiobel—who believes Shell collaborated with Nigerian authorities to commit gross human rights abuses, ...
Foreign Legal Assistance applications: a strategy to advance accountability for transnational human rights abuses

Foreign Legal Assistance applications: a strategy to advance accountability for transnational human rights abuses

In 2014, 40 million liters of toxic mining waste spilled from the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine into the ...
Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention receives Supreme Court backing

After a record long gestation period the Supreme Court today handed down its judgment in Belhaj v Jack Straw & ...

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