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A and B v Secretary of State for Health: a step in the right direction?

A and B v Secretary of State for Health: a step in the right direction?

On the 2 of November 2016 the UK Supreme Court considered the case of A (by her litigation friend B) and B v ...
The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland on sexual orientation discrimination – justice served?

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland on sexual orientation discrimination – justice served?

The facts of Ashers have been set out on this Blog previously, so only a brief recap is necessary here. The ...
Miller in the Supreme Court: The Scottish Case

Miller in the Supreme Court: The Scottish Case

In the Miller case, the High Court determined that the UK Government may not trigger Article 50 by use of the ...
Miller: Rights and Revocability

Miller: Rights and Revocability

There has been much discussion as to whether Article 50 once triggered is revocable. There is no intention to ...
Miller: Alternative Syllogisms

Miller: Alternative Syllogisms

Professor Finnis posed a powerful challenge to the Miller decision by contending that the claimant’s argument was ...
R (Miller) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Substance over Form?

R (Miller) v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union – Substance over Form?

In a ground-breaking decision, the High Court issued a declaratory order that ‘the Secretary of State does not ...
Worker Status for App-Drivers: Uber-rated?

Worker Status for App-Drivers: Uber-rated?

In what has been heralded as the ‘employment case of the year’, the Central London employment tribunal has ruled ...
EU Rights as British Rights

EU Rights as British Rights

According to a carefully argued contribution by Professor Finnis in the Miller debate, rights under the European ...
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 ...

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