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Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 1

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 1

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill had its first reading in the British House of Commons on 13 July 2017, and is due to have its second reading on 7 September 2017....
Charlie Gard: Children’s Rights and Parent’s Responsibilities

Charlie Gard: Children’s Rights and Parent’s Responsibilities

The tragic death of Charlie Gard brings to an end the stream of litigation that surrounded his short life. His case has provoked intense and wide-ranging debate, not least on...
Could the UK Lead the Efforts to Prevent and Prosecute Acts of Genocide?

Could the UK Lead the Efforts to Prevent and Prosecute Acts of Genocide?

In early July, leading researchers and scholars in the field of genocide met at the University of Queensland to ‘examine the growing crisis and revisit the two core components of...
A Good Day for the Rule of Law

A Good Day for the Rule of Law

‘We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.’ (Magna Carta, cl XXXIX) Access to justice lies at the very...
The Taylor Review and the Zero-hours Contract

The Taylor Review and the Zero-hours Contract

In this note, I take a very brief look at the ‘Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices’ (‘TR’), concentrating on its main proposal regarding zero-hours contracting and using that as...
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....

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