Access to Justice

The Unified Screening Mechanism: Hong Kong to Assess Refugee Claims Alongside Torture Claims

The Unified Screening Mechanism: Hong Kong to Assess Refugee Claims Alongside Torture Claims

The UNHCR previously had the role of assessing and determining refugee claims (“persecution claims”) in Hong Kong ...
National Pro Bono Week – Litigating for Justice and Empowerment at the LRC

National Pro Bono Week – Litigating for Justice and Empowerment at the LRC

This is the fifth post in our series celebrating National Pro Bono Week. OxHRH’s sister organisation, Oxford Pro ...
Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

In R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association & another) v Lord Chancellor [2014] EWHC 3020 (Admin), the ...
The Impact of Fees in the Tribunal

The Impact of Fees in the Tribunal

Fees for bringing claims in the employment tribunal were introduced in August 2013. Since then, the Ministry of ...
Clinical Legal Education as an Access to Justice Innovation

Clinical Legal Education as an Access to Justice Innovation

Imagine you got grant funding to develop an access to justice research agenda. Your grant application proposes the ...
Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part II)

Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part II)

In a previous post, I reviewed the terms of the Government’s proposed new costs rule for interventions (cl 67, ...
Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part I)

Presumptive Costs Orders: A Threat to Public Interest Interventions (Part I)

The Criminal Justice and Courts Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords on 30 June 2014 and has now ...
The Irrelevance of Residence: The Unlawful ‘Residence Test’ for Legal Aid

The Irrelevance of Residence: The Unlawful ‘Residence Test’ for Legal Aid

In R (Public Law Project) v Secretary of State for Justice, the Administrative Court held that the Government’s ...
Chinese Environmental Protection Law – The Illusion of Enhanced Human Rights Safeguards

Chinese Environmental Protection Law – The Illusion of Enhanced Human Rights Safeguards

In April this year, the Chinese legislature amended significantly the Environmental Protection Law adopted in ...
European Legal Aid in a Domestic Framework – Part Two

European Legal Aid in a Domestic Framework – Part Two

As hinted in yesterday’s post, under section 4 of LASPO, The Lord Chancellor provided guidance on how to decide ...
A European Right to Legal Aid? Part One

A European Right to Legal Aid? Part One

A key aspect of the Government’s reform agenda regarding civil legal aid is the restriction, set out in Schedule 1 ...
The London Legal Walk: 10 Successful Years

The London Legal Walk: 10 Successful Years

The London Legal Support Trust (LLST) works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the ...

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