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The Least Dangerous Branch: Whose Role is it to Protect Parliamentary Sovereignty? Miller and the Human Rights Implications of Brexit

The Least Dangerous Branch: Whose Role is it to Protect Parliamentary Sovereignty? Miller and the Human Rights Implications of Brexit

One of the extraordinary outcomes of the Brexit referendum has been the insistence that the Government is entitled ...
Miller: Winning Battles and Losing Wars

Miller: Winning Battles and Losing Wars

The claimants in Miller won the first round of the legal battle, since the High Court concluded that Parliament’s ...
A First Take on Miller – with a Note on the Human Rights Perspective

A First Take on Miller – with a Note on the Human Rights Perspective

The High Court today handed down its decision in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.  As ...
An English Duty to Have ‘Due Regard’ – An Effective Means of Upholding Children’s Rights?

An English Duty to Have ‘Due Regard’ – An Effective Means of Upholding Children’s Rights?

In its Third Report of Session 2016–17, scrutinising the Children and Social Work Bill, the Joint Committee on ...
Having Regard to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Having Regard to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Third Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights for the Session 2016-7 has recommended the inclusion of a ...
Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: II

Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: II

This should be read with the previous posting. They are both designed to reveal underlying issues of ...
Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: I

Brexit: Foundational Constitutional and Interpretive Principles: I

The post-referendum discourse has been marked by vibrant political and legal exchange in Parliament and the ...
Legislating for Trans Equality: Recent Developments in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Legislating for Trans Equality: Recent Developments in the United Kingdom and Ireland

In January 2016, the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities published a landmark report on ...
Joint Committee on Human Rights Calls on UK Government to Justify ‘Presumption to Derogate’

Joint Committee on Human Rights Calls on UK Government to Justify ‘Presumption to Derogate’

The UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has written to the Secretary of State for Defence, ...
Triggering Article 50: R (Miller and others) v Secretary of State for the Exiting of the European Union (Continued)

Triggering Article 50: R (Miller and others) v Secretary of State for the Exiting of the European Union (Continued)

Alison Young continues her analysis of the Miller case before the High Court. The first part, concerning ...
Triggering Article 50: R (Miller and others) v Secretary of State for the Exiting of the European Union

Triggering Article 50: R (Miller and others) v Secretary of State for the Exiting of the European Union

The High Court in London is currently hearing a challenge to the position of the UK Government that it can trigger ...
Analysing Proposals for a ‘Presumption to Derogate’ from Human Rights Laws in Armed Conflicts

Analysing Proposals for a ‘Presumption to Derogate’ from Human Rights Laws in Armed Conflicts

On 4 October 2016, The Guardian reported that the UK Government will introduce plans to suspend the application of ...

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