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Privacy International: Reaffirming the Rule of Law

Privacy International: Reaffirming the Rule of Law

On Wednesday, the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment in Privacy International. The issue was whether the ...
The socio-economic duty: A powerful idea hidden in plain sight in the Equality Act

The socio-economic duty: A powerful idea hidden in plain sight in the Equality Act

Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 asks public authorities to actively consider the way in which their policies ...
Asylum Applications Should be Judged on the Basis of Law not Religious Doctrine

Asylum Applications Should be Judged on the Basis of Law not Religious Doctrine

In March 2019, a Home Office letter rejecting an asylum application made the headlines of the biggest media ...
Gym Use and Changing Rooms: the illegality and chilling effect of (trans)gender segregation

Gym Use and Changing Rooms: the illegality and chilling effect of (trans)gender segregation

A recent, high-profile article published on HuffPost claimed that the popular leisure group – David Lloyd Leisure ...
Why Depriving Shamima Begum of her UK Citizenship Breaches International Law

Why Depriving Shamima Begum of her UK Citizenship Breaches International Law

 Shamima Begum, the British teenager who left the UK to marry an ISIS fighter, was recently found in Syria and ...
Human Rights in Scotland

Human Rights in Scotland

On 10th December 2018 the First Minister’s Advisory Group on Human Rights Leadership set out its vision for the ...
Successful Judicial Review of Benefits Payment in the UK

Successful Judicial Review of Benefits Payment in the UK

R (Johnson and others) and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2019] EWHC 23 (Admin) is an English High ...
Lessons from Sir Henry Brooke: Making Rights Real (II)

Lessons from Sir Henry Brooke: Making Rights Real (II)

In my last post, I argued that the judgment in Gareth Lee v Ashers Bakery is the consequence of the failure to ...
Lessons from Sir Henry Brooke: Making Rights Real (I)

Lessons from Sir Henry Brooke: Making Rights Real (I)

What if? What if the UK House of Lords (as the UK Supreme Court then was) had left the judgment of Lord Justice ...
The High Court of England and Wales: facilitator of the death penalty abroad?

The High Court of England and Wales: facilitator of the death penalty abroad?

Last week, the High Court of England and Wales held that it was lawful for the British Government to assist ...
The UK Supreme Court and the Gay Marriage Cake: Is ‘Indissociability’ Half-baked?

The UK Supreme Court and the Gay Marriage Cake: Is ‘Indissociability’ Half-baked?

Giving the judgment of the court in Lee v Ashers Baking Co (2018), Lady Hale discusses ‘indissociability’ when ...
The Employment Rights of Uber Drivers: A Battle Won, the War Goes On

The Employment Rights of Uber Drivers: A Battle Won, the War Goes On

The judgment of the English Court of Appeal in Uber B.V. & others v Aslam & others (Case No: A2/2017/3467; ...

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