Access to Justice

The Beating Heart of the Rule of Law (and Not an Avocado)

The Beating Heart of the Rule of Law (and Not an Avocado)

This is an edited transcript of the address given by Michael Fordham QC, on Tuesday 4 July 2013, at the ...
Civil Legal Aid Reforms in the UK – What will this mean for you?

Civil Legal Aid Reforms in the UK – What will this mean for you?

This is a government which does not like its decisions being challenged, examined or questioned. This is a ...
Legal Aid Cuts: A Student Perspective

Legal Aid Cuts: A Student Perspective

By Meghan Campbell and Arthur Chan  Oxford Legal Assistance (OLA) is an undergraduate and postgraduate legal aid ...
It's Time to Wake Up – UK Legal Aid Cuts

It's Time to Wake Up – UK Legal Aid Cuts

Like many law academics I suppose I had grown tired of well-heeled QCs claiming that this or that change to legal ...
It’s Time to Wake Up – UK Legal Aid Cuts

It’s Time to Wake Up – UK Legal Aid Cuts

Like many law academics I suppose I had grown tired of well-heeled QCs claiming that this or that change to legal ...
Justice and Security Act 2013: Impact on Open Justice and Trial Rights

Justice and Security Act 2013: Impact on Open Justice and Trial Rights

  On the 25th of April 2013, the Justice and Security Act was granted Royal Assent after the Bill’s ...
The Strasbourg Court, the ‘Exhaustion of Domestic Remedies’ Rule, and the Principle of Subsidiarity: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

The Strasbourg Court, the ‘Exhaustion of Domestic Remedies’ Rule, and the Principle of Subsidiarity: Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

By Natasha Simonsen - The recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Er & Ors v ...
Class actions for South Africa: Children’s Resource Centre Trust v Pioneer Food

Class actions for South Africa: Children’s Resource Centre Trust v Pioneer Food

Although the South African Constitution makes provision for class actions, the requirements for instituting a ...
Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants?

Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants?

Robin Knowles CBE QC and Natasha Holcroft-Emmess add to the voices on the OxHRH Blog warning of the threat to ...
‘He Believed in People’: Remembering Arthur Chaskalson

‘He Believed in People’: Remembering Arthur Chaskalson

by Geoff Budlender Arthur Chaskalson, former Chief Justice of South Africa and a champion of human rights, ...
Unkind Cuts: UK Refugee Lawyers Cite Grave Concerns over Impending Legal Aid Restrictions

Unkind Cuts: UK Refugee Lawyers Cite Grave Concerns over Impending Legal Aid Restrictions

By Stephen Meili Following on from Jo Renshaw's piece on this blog about the impact of the legal aid cuts on ...
The Quick and the Dead in Britain's Global Future

The Quick and the Dead in Britain's Global Future

David Cameron told the CBI on 19 November 2012 that he 'got' the need for changes of attitude in government, which ...

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