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Holding the Government to Account for England’s Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process

Holding the Government to Account for England’s Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process

The United Kingdom is approaching its 6th Periodic Report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ...
The Future of Human Rights in the UK

The Future of Human Rights in the UK

Adam Wagner (One Crown Office Row and founder of RightsInfo.org) gave a very timely seminar on 12 May 2015 for the ...
Gaughran v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland: the Need for Evidence-Based Reasoning

Gaughran v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland: the Need for Evidence-Based Reasoning

The UK Supreme Court has recently held that the indefinite retention of the DNA profiles of convicted adults does ...
Reino Unido: Tu voto por la igualdad de género

Reino Unido: Tu voto por la igualdad de género

Hasta el 31 de mayo se encuentra abierto el periodo de votaciones de los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto. ...
United Kingdom, Time for you to Vote for Gender Equality

United Kingdom, Time for you to Vote for Gender Equality

The voting period for the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards is open until May 31st.  Voting is fast and easy.  You ...
Caste Discrimination under UK law: Chandhok v Tirkey

Caste Discrimination under UK law: Chandhok v Tirkey

The extent to which the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) protects against discrimination on grounds of caste was a vexed ...
The Future of the HRA 1998 Under the Conservative Party

The Future of the HRA 1998 Under the Conservative Party

2015, much like 1992, will go down as a General Election for the UK pollsters to forget. After months of predicting
The Legal Implications of a Repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and Withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights

The Legal Implications of a Repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and Withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights

The return of a majority Conservative government in last week’s general election in the UK has made the ...
Does Islamic Law Deny a Right to Vote?

Does Islamic Law Deny a Right to Vote?

On April 22nd, British born radical cleric, Anjem Choudary declared Muslim MPs and voters to be “apostates” since ...
‘Zero-hours Contracts’: Zero Problem, or Zero Choice?

‘Zero-hours Contracts’: Zero Problem, or Zero Choice?

In our previous post, attention was drawn to the growing concern about the spread and regulation of ultra-casual ...
Britain’s Human Rights Agenda – Bringing Rights into the Home

Britain’s Human Rights Agenda – Bringing Rights into the Home

In a speech to the UN in 1958, Eleanor Roosevelt famously remarked, “Where, after all, do universal human rights ...
Disability Defence to Possession can Rarely be Decided Summarily: Akerman-Livinsgtone v Aster Communities Ltd

Disability Defence to Possession can Rarely be Decided Summarily: Akerman-Livinsgtone v Aster Communities Ltd

This note considers the procedural implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Akerman-Livingstone, which held ...

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