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UK and the Assisted Dying Bill: Autonomy in Death Continues to Wait Its Turn

UK and the Assisted Dying Bill: Autonomy in Death Continues to Wait Its Turn

Last week, the Assisted Dying (No.2) Bill (‘the Bill’) was rejected by 330 to 118 in a historic vote in the House ...
UNISON v Lord Chancellor: The Statistics of Tribunal Fees in the Court of Appeal

UNISON v Lord Chancellor: The Statistics of Tribunal Fees in the Court of Appeal

As discussed previously on the Blog, fees in the employment tribunal were introduced across England, Wales and ...
In Memory of Bob Hepple

In Memory of Bob Hepple

It is with a heavy heart that I write to say farewell to Bob Hepple, who died in the early hours of Friday 21st ...
Zero-Tolerance for Severe Forms of Labour Exploitation in the UK

Zero-Tolerance for Severe Forms of Labour Exploitation in the UK

In June 2015, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published the results of research conducted in 21 European
Politics and Legality: The UK’s Trade Union Bill 2015

Politics and Legality: The UK’s Trade Union Bill 2015

Despite having some of the most onerous legal restrictions on the right to strike in the industrialised West, ...
R (Davis): Rights in Communications Data and Constitutional Evolution

R (Davis): Rights in Communications Data and Constitutional Evolution

Much ink has been spilt of late over the mass surveillance programs run by western intelligence agencies. A ...
Southall Black Sisters: Dissent to Speak Power to Truth, Hope to Counter Hate and Violence

Southall Black Sisters: Dissent to Speak Power to Truth, Hope to Counter Hate and Violence

 Editor's Note: Pragna Patel of UK women’s organisation Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and Mauro Cabral of Global ...
Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

It is rare for a human rights challenge in the social security context to succeed in the English courts. In large ...
US Disparate Impact Law: A View From Across the Pond

US Disparate Impact Law: A View From Across the Pond

In the set of (relatively) liberal recent pronouncements from the United States Supreme Court features its judgment
The ‘Anderson Report’ on Surveillance Powers Fudges the Issues, but its Findings Should be Implemented

The ‘Anderson Report’ on Surveillance Powers Fudges the Issues, but its Findings Should be Implemented

Pressure on the government to reform the use of surveillance powers within the UK has recently ratcheted up another
The Legality of the Detained Appeal Process: Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2015]

The Legality of the Detained Appeal Process: Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2015]

The case concerns a challenge, brought by Detention Action in the High Court of England and Wales (and the latest ...
CrowdJustice: Looking Forward for Human Rights and Public Interest Cases

CrowdJustice: Looking Forward for Human Rights and Public Interest Cases

What is the future of human rights and public interest litigation?  At the moment we are confronting existential ...

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