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The future of law clinics: Part 2 – The Law Clinic in the University

The future of law clinics: Part 2 – The Law Clinic in the University

Earlier, I wrote about the role of law clinics as agents of social justice in a democracy. In this post, I will consider the institutional context in which law clinics...
The future of law clinics: Part 1 – Social Justice, Human Rights and Law Clinics

The future of law clinics: Part 1 – Social Justice, Human Rights and Law Clinics

It was clear from an excellent workshop in Tel Aviv University last month that an impressive number and variety of innovative projects are operating in law clinics in universities and...
Falling into gaps and getting stuck in traps: Post-18 transition for young people with learning difficulties

Falling into gaps and getting stuck in traps: Post-18 transition for young people with learning difficulties

Connor Sparrowhawk, a young man of 18 with autism and epilepsy, was admitted to Slade House after he became increasingly agitated by changes as he prepared to leave school and...
Reflections On The Rhodes University Travelling Fellowship

Reflections On The Rhodes University Travelling Fellowship

As one of two holders of the inaugural Oxford Human Rights Hub Travelling Research Fellowship, I have had the valuable opportunity to work in the Law Faculty at Rhodes University,...
Law and Disability: How The UK Is Still Reinforcing The Medical View Of Disability

Law and Disability: How The UK Is Still Reinforcing The Medical View Of Disability

In 2009, when the UK ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), it seemed to mark a seismic shift in the attitude towards disabled people,...
Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence (update)

Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence (update)

Following my earlier blog post on the case of EA, the CA last week handed down its judgment in AM (Zimbabwe) v SSHD, providing some further guidance on the approach...
The Representation of the People Act 1918: A Democratic Milestone in the UK and Ireland

The Representation of the People Act 1918: A Democratic Milestone in the UK and Ireland

  The Representation of the People Act 1918 gave the UK Parliamentary vote to virtually all men and the first women on 6 February 1918, making 2018 one of the...
Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter: Part 4 – The Counter-Arguments and their Weaknesses

Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter: Part 4 – The Counter-Arguments and their Weaknesses

The previous three posts examined the reasons for retaining the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in UK law after Brexit, focusing on its broader, more modern protection of rights, the...
Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter: Part 3 – Clarity and Democracy

Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter: Part 3 – Clarity and Democracy

The previous two posts argued that there were good reasons to retain the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in terms of the broader, more modern scope of rights that it...
Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter: Part 2 – Remedies

Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter: Part 2 – Remedies

The previous blog post drew attention to the way in which the scope of rights protected in the UK may be diminished post Brexit if the EU Charter of Fundamental...
Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter Post Brexit: Part 1 – A Broader Protection of Rights

Four Reasons for Retaining the Charter Post Brexit: Part 1 – A Broader Protection of Rights

This series of short blog posts will argue that there are four main reasons for allowing the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to continue to have domestic effect in UK...
Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Law and Policy in the UK (with Marie Tidball)

Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Law and Policy in the UK (with Marie Tidball)

Almost exactly a year ago, in January 2017, the UK Department of Education published a report by the Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group (DSSLG) which offered guidance on how universities...

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