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The Hillsborough 96 and the Struggle for Truth and Justice

The Hillsborough 96 and the Struggle for Truth and Justice

On 26 April 2016, the end of the longest jury case in British legal history saw the families and supporters of the ...
Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU Law to Further Equal Rights

Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU Law to Further Equal Rights

Employment Minister Priti Patel recently likened women campaigning to leave the EU to the Suffragettes. “Emmeline ...
The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part II

The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part II

In Part I, we looked at how the UK’s “special relationship” with Saudi Arabia underpins its half-hearted approach ...
Gypsies by Birth not by Definition

Gypsies by Birth not by Definition

On 31st August 2015 the Government introduced an amendment to the to Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS). ...
The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part I

The UK and Saudi Arabia: Human Rights and the Perils of Petrodollar Morality – Part I

The Human Rights and Democracy Report (2015) recently released by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office ...
Judging Abortion in Northern Ireland: Facing the Challenges, Taking the Opportunities

Judging Abortion in Northern Ireland: Facing the Challenges, Taking the Opportunities

The Northern Ireland legal system and, more specifically, Northern Irish courts have been thrust into the national ...
Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Will Transparency Lead to Change?

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Will Transparency Lead to Change?

When David Cameron announced that his government would require large private sector employers to report on gender ...
Papa Don’t Preach (You May be Found Guilty of Hate Speech)

Papa Don’t Preach (You May be Found Guilty of Hate Speech)

Rare is the day when the lowly District Judge sitting in the Magistrates’ Court gets the distinction of having one ...
Brexit, Rights, and the (Potential) Scrapping of the HRA

Brexit, Rights, and the (Potential) Scrapping of the HRA

The relationship between Brexit (British exit from the European Union) and human (and other) rights depends on what
Administrative Decisions and Terrorist Suspects: The UK Supreme Court’s Decision in Youssef v SSFC

Administrative Decisions and Terrorist Suspects: The UK Supreme Court’s Decision in Youssef v SSFC

The month of January witnessed an important UK Supreme Court decision in Youssef v Secretary of State for Foreign ...
Zero Hours – Zero Solutions

Zero Hours – Zero Solutions

Over the course of the past year, we have repeatedly highlighted the problems facing workers on so-called ...
Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Despite a proposal by four prominent House of Commons Committees and various professional organisations, the ...

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