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Communication, Education and Speech Difficulties in the Criminal Justice System

Communication, Education and Speech Difficulties in the Criminal Justice System

The level of educational achievement by incarcerated offenders in the UK is far lower than the average. In addition, 40-50% of prisoners assessed in John Rack’s research for the Dyslexia...
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 its arrival. Partly due to the Government’s admission that...
Ensuring the lawfulness of automated facial recognition surveillance in the UK

Ensuring the lawfulness of automated facial recognition surveillance in the UK

In R(Bridges) v South Wales Police, the England and Wales Court of Appeal reviewed the lawfulness of the use of live automated facial recognition technology (‘AFR’) by the South Wales...
BHP to be Dammed?

BHP to be Dammed?

On 5 November 2015, a devastating mudslide following the collapse of the Fundao Dam tore through Mariana, Brazil, destroying entire cities, decimating the environment and destroying historic, cultural and religious...
Brutality and false imprisonment – welcome to the UK!

Brutality and false imprisonment – welcome to the UK!

On 8 June, BBC One aired a gripping drama based on the real life story of Anthony Bryan, one of the Windrush generation. After 50 years of living in England,...
Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – II

Uber v Heller and the Prospects for a Transnational Judicial Dialogue on the Gig Economy – II

In the coming days, labour lawyers from around the world will be tuning in to watch the arguments in Uber v Aslam. In terms of the wider ramifications of the...
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...

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