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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 ...
Did Brexit Save the HRA 1998?

Did Brexit Save the HRA 1998?

Perhaps it is time to begin looking for silver linings, as opposed to fantastic judicial interventions. On this ...
PJS v News Group Newspapers: Threesomes! Privacy! Social Media!

PJS v News Group Newspapers: Threesomes! Privacy! Social Media!

On 19 May 2016, the UK Supreme Court handed down judgment in PJS v News Group Newspapers Limited. This decision ...
The Chakrabarti Report: Through a Human Rights Lens

The Chakrabarti Report: Through a Human Rights Lens

The week before last, the Labour Party published the report of an inquiry prompted by allegations of antisemitism ...
Human Rights Protections in Northern Ireland: How to Make the Best Out of a Bad Situation

Human Rights Protections in Northern Ireland: How to Make the Best Out of a Bad Situation

Recent political developments give reason to be disheartened about the future protection and safeguarding of ...

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