Constitutions and Human Rights

Constitutional Changes in Scotland – I: Incorporation of International Treaties, Devolution and Effective Accountability

Constitutional Changes in Scotland – I: Incorporation of International Treaties, Devolution and Effective Accountability

Scotland is on the precipice of significant subnational constitutional change through a programme of incorporation ...
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 Unconstitutionality of Myanmar’s State of Emergency

The Unconstitutionality of Myanmar’s State of Emergency

On 1st of February 2021, the State Peace and Development Council (‘SPDC’) imposed a year-long state of emergency. ...
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
Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Parliaments are increasingly recognised as vital actors for ensuring governments’ implementation of both human ...
Trump and Twitter: A Freedom of Speech Quagmire

Trump and Twitter: A Freedom of Speech Quagmire

The banning of US President Donald Trump from Twitter and a sundry of other social media platforms, after his ...
Joint Report Examines ‘Systemic’ Corruption in the South African Water Sector—But What Of Human Rights?

Joint Report Examines ‘Systemic’ Corruption in the South African Water Sector—But What Of Human Rights?

A seminal joint report published by the Water Integrity Network and Corruption Watch earlier this year critically ...
The Voice of Hong Kong in Exile (with Nathan Law)

The Voice of Hong Kong in Exile (with Nathan Law)

During the Umbrella Movement in 2014, Nathan Law was one of the five representatives who took part in the dialogue ...
The Transformative Possibilities of a Constitution (with Joel Modiri and Gautam Bhatia)

The Transformative Possibilities of a Constitution (with Joel Modiri and Gautam Bhatia)

Constitutions are the legal bedrock of many countries, but they're also political, and are produced within a ...
Human Rights, International Law and The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 2020

Human Rights, International Law and The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 2020

The recently published United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 2020 has caused – to put it mildly – quite a stir upon ...
Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

In times of crisis, the protection of human rights is fundamental. Covid-19 presents unprecedented challenges for ...
Human Rights Law Should Meet the Administrative State

Human Rights Law Should Meet the Administrative State

Human rights depend on a well-functioning administrative state. If the administrative state is dysfunctional, it ...

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