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The Indian Telecommunication Act, 2023: A Beacon of Security or a Shroud on Liberty?

The Indian Telecommunication Act, 2023: A Beacon of Security or a Shroud on Liberty?

With the enactment of the Telecommunication Act 2023 (“Act”), there has been a tectonic shift in India’s telecommunication landscape. The Act supersedes the Indian Telegraph Act 1885 and the Indian...
Extremist Measures: The UK Government Further Obstructs the Right to Protest

Extremist Measures: The UK Government Further Obstructs the Right to Protest

On March 1, UK Prime Minister Sunak delivered a divisive impromptu speech, much of which was spent demonising groups calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. He claimed that protests have...
Shamima Begum – A Disappointing Precedent for the Protection of Victims of Trafficking

Shamima Begum – A Disappointing Precedent for the Protection of Victims of Trafficking

As the face of the UK’s counter-terrorism response, the Shamima Begum case continues to shine a spotlight on the critical intersection of counter-terrorism measures and the problem of human trafficking....
The Aberdeen housing crisis: Cementing housing rights in Scotland

The Aberdeen housing crisis: Cementing housing rights in Scotland

In February 2024, hundreds of residents of privately and council-owned houses in Aberdeen began being moved out of their homes after around 500 homes were found to have been constructed...
Artificial Intelligence: The Need to Update the Equality Act 2010

Artificial Intelligence: The Need to Update the Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 is not keeping up with the developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The United Kingdom government policy on AI suggests that the UK does not take this...
How can we guard against AI-generated discrimination?

How can we guard against AI-generated discrimination?

One of the most commonly expressed concerns about AI systems is their capacity to produce unfairly discriminatory outputs and decisions. Well-known examples abound: for instance, in healthcare, AI-enabled decision support...
Rehabilitating Prisoners’ Human Rights: The Right to Education

Rehabilitating Prisoners’ Human Rights: The Right to Education

Education is recognised as a human right for everyone, yet for prisoners it remains largely elusive. A recent interview with His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMIP) painted a grim...
A Justiciable Right to Housing? The UK Supreme Court’s Decision in R (Imam) v London Borough of Croydon

A Justiciable Right to Housing? The UK Supreme Court’s Decision in R (Imam) v London Borough of Croydon

In a December 2023 decision, the UK Supreme Court sought to clarify how courts should use their remedial discretion to make mandatory orders against local authorities. In doing so, the...
Confronting Cyber Homophobia – Lessons from the United Kingdom and a Plea for Legal Reform in India

Confronting Cyber Homophobia – Lessons from the United Kingdom and a Plea for Legal Reform in India

Priyanshu, a self-taught make-up artist and social media influencer from Ujjain, India, boasting an Instagram account with over 13,000 followers, was known for sharing content related to make-up, beauty, and...
The Intersection of Human Rights and Finance: A Legal Exploration of the UDHR’s Continuing Impact

The Intersection of Human Rights and Finance: A Legal Exploration of the UDHR’s Continuing Impact

This post marks International Human Rights Day, which occurred earlier this week on the 10 December. This is the day that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed, which...
The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

This blog marks the culmination of the 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women, seeking to call to end violence against women and girls around the...
Taken for a Ride, Again: Deliveroo Riders in the Supreme Court

Taken for a Ride, Again: Deliveroo Riders in the Supreme Court

Last week’s ruling in Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee came as a great surprise to many employment lawyers: the Supreme Court unanimously held that Deliveroo...

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