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

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

In EA & Ors (Article 3 medical cases – Paposhvili not applicable) [2017] UKUT 00445, the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) refused to follow the most recent Strasbourg caselaw...
Tigere: Strategic Litigation for the Rights of Young People in the UK

Tigere: Strategic Litigation for the Rights of Young People in the UK

The case of R (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills [2015 UKSC 57] was heard in the UK Supreme Court in June 2015. A new report...
De Groen v Gan Menaschem Hendon: Dismissal from Religious Schools

De Groen v Gan Menaschem Hendon: Dismissal from Religious Schools

To what extent can an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school go to protect its belief system and values? This was the subject of a fascinating employment tribunal sitting in Watford which gave...
Uber and Out: Yet Another Victory for the Rights of Uber Drivers

Uber and Out: Yet Another Victory for the Rights of Uber Drivers

In the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) last week, Uber lost the latest case brought against it by its drivers. Across the world, a succession of lawsuits have sought to...
‘12 year a non-compliance’: redress at last?

‘12 year a non-compliance’: redress at last?

Last week, the UK government announced its intention to change the Prison Service Guidance so as to allow prisoners towards the end of their (less than one year) imprisonment sentence...
Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the NGO Kalayaan Receives Supreme Court Backing

Work of Oxford Pro Bono Publico for the NGO Kalayaan Receives Supreme Court Backing

This week the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Reyes v Al-Malki, allowing the appeal, and in doing so, drawing on a report Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) prepared...
Separate but Equal? Gender Segregation in UK Schools

Separate but Equal? Gender Segregation in UK Schools

In HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v Al-Hijrah School, the UK Court of Appeal has concluded that sex segregation in education is discriminatory. Al-Hijrah school is...
Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia: Part 2

Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia: Part 2

Yesterday, I discussed the High Court’s decision in Campaign Against the Arms Trade’s unsuccessful judicial review of the Secretary of State for International Trade’s granting of arms export licences to...
Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia: Part 1

Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia: Part 1

Yemen’s devastating conflict has inflicted an egregious toll on civilians, catalysing, in the words of the UN Secretary General, a tragedy of ‘almost unprecedented proportions’. Last month the ICRC took...
The United Kingdom’s Drone Programme: Secrecy and Accountability

The United Kingdom’s Drone Programme: Secrecy and Accountability

In what circumstances can the UK Government target and kill a British citizen abroad? Can the Government withhold its legal basis for doing so by invoking a blanket claim to...
Towards Adequate Assistance for Victims of Modern Day Slavery

Towards Adequate Assistance for Victims of Modern Day Slavery

Modern day slavery is a topic of concern across the world. International concern is justified because in the 21st century, there are more victims of slavery than at the time...
Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 2

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 2

In a blog post yesterday, I looked at the consequences of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill for human rights protection in the UK. In this post, I will evaluate what this...

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