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Temporary Exclusion Orders and the Right to a Fair Hearing in the UK

Temporary Exclusion Orders and the Right to a Fair Hearing in the UK

In QX v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020], the UK High Court reached a landmark preliminary decision that ECHR Article 6 applies to the judicial review of...
The Impact of Covid-19 on Workers’ Rights (with Michael Ford)

The Impact of Covid-19 on Workers’ Rights (with Michael Ford)

The spread of Covid-19 has affected many areas of our lives with major implications for our rights and freedoms. The instigation of a UK-wide lockdown has had an especially pronounced...
UK Supreme Court Relaxes the Test for Establishing a Breach of Article 3 in Medical Removal Cases

UK Supreme Court Relaxes the Test for Establishing a Breach of Article 3 in Medical Removal Cases

On 29 April 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of AM(Zimbabwe) v SSHD [2020] UKSC. This completes the domestic line of authority grappling with...
Now That We Care About Carers: Temporal Casualisation in Mencap and Uber

Now That We Care About Carers: Temporal Casualisation in Mencap and Uber

A few weeks before the lockdown, one of the most important UK labour law cases of the last decade was heard by the Supreme Court. Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson...
Defending Human Rights During a Global Pandemic: Lessons from UNAIDS (with Luisa Cabal)

Defending Human Rights During a Global Pandemic: Lessons from UNAIDS (with Luisa Cabal)

In this episode, we discuss the intersection between the responses to public health crisis and human rights with Luisa Cabal, Acting Director of the Community Support, Social Justice, and Inclusion...
UK Supreme Court finds evidence sharing in death penalty case unlawful

UK Supreme Court finds evidence sharing in death penalty case unlawful

On 25 March 2020, the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Elgizouli v SSHD [2020] UKSC 10. At issue was the legality of a UK...
El Gizouli: Mutual Legal Assistance Meets Data Protection

El Gizouli: Mutual Legal Assistance Meets Data Protection

On 25 March 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued R (El Gizouli) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] UKSC 10. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, this...
Coronavirus and the Proceduralisation of Rights

Coronavirus and the Proceduralisation of Rights

The House of Lords Constitution Committee recently published its recommendations in relation to the government’s fast-tracked Coronavirus Bill 2020. The House of Lords debates have welcomed the government’s decision not...
Sharing or Caring? The Delineation of UK Parental Rights

Sharing or Caring? The Delineation of UK Parental Rights

Following the Supreme Court’s refusal to permit an appeal in Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall, the Court of Appeal’s earlier judgment remains binding. In a case which brings the...
Proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act to disadvantage UK war crimes victims

Proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act to disadvantage UK war crimes victims

On 18 March 2020, the UK Minister for Defence introduced into the UK Parliament his promised package of new legislation designed to ‘protect veterans’. Entitled the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel...
We Must Stop the Corona Crash Becoming a Depression, with Ten Social Rights

We Must Stop the Corona Crash Becoming a Depression, with Ten Social Rights

The corona virus has triggered a stock market crash sharper and faster than the global financial crisis. It threatens a depression unless we aggressively protect social rights. Companies with plummeting...
Dignity, the Right to Life, and the Coronavirus

Dignity, the Right to Life, and the Coronavirus

The current coronavirus crisis has highlighted the weaknesses of UK law and the system of government. The Prime Minister spent weeks obfuscating. Each day he equivocated more and more people...

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