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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...
The Maya Forstater case and so-called ‘gender critical’ feminism: what was actually decided and what does it reveal about UK discrimination law?

The Maya Forstater case and so-called ‘gender critical’ feminism: what was actually decided and what does it reveal about UK discrimination law?

In Forstater v CGD (2019), a think tank did not renew its contract for consultancy services with the claimant, Maya Forstater, allegedly because of Forstater expressing so-called ‘gender critical’ beliefs....
Akhter v Khan: Recognising (or not recognising) religious marriages in the UK

Akhter v Khan: Recognising (or not recognising) religious marriages in the UK

Whether and how a religious marriage is recognised in law has profound consequences for couples and their children. This is the question at the heart of the Court of Appeal...
Campaigning for a Living Wage and Fair Contracts at Oxford University

Campaigning for a Living Wage and Fair Contracts at Oxford University

Last week, the University of Oxford announced its commitment to pay the Oxford Living Wage (OLW) to all of its employees starting August 1, 2020. Currently set at £10.21/hr, the...
Universal Credit Implementation Scheme Discriminated Against Severely Disabled People, Court of Appeal Confirms

Universal Credit Implementation Scheme Discriminated Against Severely Disabled People, Court of Appeal Confirms

In R (TP, AR & SXC) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2020] EWCA Civ 37, the Court of Appeal dismissed appeals by the Secretary of State for...
A novel approach to Get refusal: the use of the offence of coercive control to obtain a religious divorce

A novel approach to Get refusal: the use of the offence of coercive control to obtain a religious divorce

For Jewish women, obtaining a religious divorce (Get) can be life-changing. Women denied a Get are considered ‘chained’ to their husband, preventing them from re-marrying within the faith (whilst not...
Immigration Detention and the Dublin III Regulation (Part II/II)

Immigration Detention and the Dublin III Regulation (Part II/II)

In November, two important judgments were handed down concerning the legal regime governing immigration detention under the Dublin III Regulation; one by the Supreme Court and one by the High...
Immigration Detention and the Dublin III Regulation (Part I/II)

Immigration Detention and the Dublin III Regulation (Part I/II)

In November, two important judgments were handed down concerning the legal regime governing immigration detention under the Dublin III Regulation; one by the Supreme Court and one by the High...
Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Colm O’Cinneide

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Colm O’Cinneide

Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the...
JCHR Report: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution

JCHR Report: The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution

On 3 November 2019, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) published a report on The Right to Privacy (Article 8) and the Digital Revolution. The report highlights ways in...
The Future Could Be Accessible, But Only If All Disability Shortlists Are Made Legal

The Future Could Be Accessible, But Only If All Disability Shortlists Are Made Legal

Tuesday 3 December marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), but with only one week to go until the UK General Election, the prospects of sufficient Members of...
Intersectional Barriers Hindering the Effectiveness of the UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019

Intersectional Barriers Hindering the Effectiveness of the UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019

The UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019 has been described as a ‘landmark’ piece of legislation. This recognition is due in part to the Bill’s extension of the definition of...

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