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ConstitutionUK – What Role for Human Rights in a New Constitution?

ConstitutionUK – What Role for Human Rights in a New Constitution?

The role of human rights in our political and constitutional order has been something of a burning issue in the ...
Tentative Reform of State Surveillance Powers in the UK

Tentative Reform of State Surveillance Powers in the UK

Rumblings of discontent have been heard from the supervisory bodies that are entrusted with providing oversight of ...
Damaged and Disregarded: Children’s Interests in the Benefit Cap Decision

Damaged and Disregarded: Children’s Interests in the Benefit Cap Decision

Following on from Paul Scott’s post, this contribution will consider how the Supreme Court in SG dealt with the ...
Privacy, Data Protection and Police Records

Privacy, Data Protection and Police Records

Can the retention of records by the police relating to acts that occurred in public be contrary to the right to ...
To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender

To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender

Everyone knows that women hold up half the sky but are nonetheless much more likely to live in poverty. Yet in fact
The Benefits Cap and the Enforcement of Unincorporated Human Rights Treaties

The Benefits Cap and the Enforcement of Unincorporated Human Rights Treaties

A prominent element of the UK coalition government’s deficit-reduction strategy (in rhetorical terms, if not ...
Why we need to start saying I’m Alright with Human Rights

Why we need to start saying I’m Alright with Human Rights

Sanchita discusses British Institute of Human Rights' new initiative to give voice to those who are Alright With ...
Grayling’s Enhance Court Fees: how to pay lip-service to Magna Carta

Grayling’s Enhance Court Fees: how to pay lip-service to Magna Carta

On 9th March 2015, the Civil Proceedings and Family Proceedings Fees (Amendment) Order 2015 came into force in ...
The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part III- Advancing Equality

The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part III- Advancing Equality

In the final post of this ‘Equality Agenda in 2015’ blog-series, Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC returns to confront ...
The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part II- Access to Justice

The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part II- Access to Justice

In the second instalment of Professor Sir Bob Hepple’s ‘Equality Agenda in 2015’ series, the focus turns to the ...
The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part I- The Constitutional Issues

The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part I- The Constitutional Issues

This will be a year of political and constitutional turbulence for equality law. What changes can we expect after ...
Recognising Travellers’ Needs: The Courts Begin to Move

Recognising Travellers’ Needs: The Courts Begin to Move

Are courts beginning to recognize the duty of equality law to respect and protect the rights of minorities to be ...

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