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The UK Government’s Promised Review of Counter-Terror Law and Strategy

The UK Government’s Promised Review of Counter-Terror Law and Strategy

In less than three months, the UK has suffered from four major terror attacks. As the UK is recovering after the attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market, and in...
Human Rights and Counterterrorism

Human Rights and Counterterrorism

Last week Theresa May argued that human rights laws that impede effective counter-terrorism should be changed. Keir Starmer disagrees, arguing that human rights and effective counterterrorism are complementary. Who is...
What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland is figuring prominently in the news again. This time it is the discussions between the Conservative Party and the DUP on the formation of a workable new British...
Abortion, Autonomy And The Deep Blue Sea: The Supreme Court’s Decision In R (On The Application Of A And B) v Secretary Of State For Health

Abortion, Autonomy And The Deep Blue Sea: The Supreme Court’s Decision In R (On The Application Of A And B) v Secretary Of State For Health

The question in this case was whether the Secretary of State, who had power to make provision for the functioning of the NHS in England, was legally obliged to make...
The DUP’s Worrying Human Rights Record

The DUP’s Worrying Human Rights Record

As talks between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) continue in the UK, the DUP’s positions on human rights are of general interest. Although the Conservative Party...
A Precarious Future? Examining the UK Human Rights Act (with Sir Keir Starmer)

A Precarious Future? Examining the UK Human Rights Act (with Sir Keir Starmer)

The Human Rights Act incorporated the rights guaranteed in the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law. In this episode, we look at the Human Rights Act in a...
After Recognition of Genocide – How to Proceed?

After Recognition of Genocide – How to Proceed?

On 20 April 2016, the House of Commons unanimously passed a motion recognising the atrocities committed against Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities by Daesh to be genocide....
The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Part III – More Bad News

The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Part III – More Bad News

This is the final post on the human rights implications of the White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill. The first post argued that there was some good news to...
The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Part II – Bad News

The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Part II – Bad News

In a previous post, I argued that there was some good news to take from the White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill. However, there are two main elements of...
We Are Never Out of the Hands of Men: The Contagious Diseases Act

We Are Never Out of the Hands of Men: The Contagious Diseases Act

In the 19th century, the Contagious Diseases Acts were passed in the UK and Ireland to curtail the spread of venereal disease among military personnel in certain cities. In this...
The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Part I – Good News

The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Part I – Good News

On Thursday 30 March, David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, gave a statement in the House of Commons announcing the publication of a White Paper...
Essop v Home Office: Proving Indirect Discrimination

Essop v Home Office: Proving Indirect Discrimination

Yesterday, the UK Supreme Court gave a much-anticipated judgment in the case of Essop v Home Office, concerning the prohibition of indirect discrimination in the employment context. In an area...

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