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Striking a Fine Balance: A Welcome Judicial Review of Executive Discretion in MM

Striking a Fine Balance: A Welcome Judicial Review of Executive Discretion in MM

On 3 December 2015, the High Court (Administrative Division) of England and Wales rendered an important decision ...
Griffiths v Department of Work and Pensions: Adjusting Reasonable Adjustments

Griffiths v Department of Work and Pensions: Adjusting Reasonable Adjustments

What is it that UK courts don’t get about positive treatment in discrimination law? A book could be written on the ...
Advocating Legal Reform: The UK Transgender Equality Inquiry

Advocating Legal Reform: The UK Transgender Equality Inquiry

In the United Kingdom (UK), the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities is currently undertaking ...
A judicial ‘Plan B’? Dinah Rose QC on the Common Law in a post-UK Human Rights Act world

A judicial ‘Plan B’? Dinah Rose QC on the Common Law in a post-UK Human Rights Act world

In recent weeks the Blog has covered the latest events at which proponents of the UK's Human Rights Act 1998 ...
Sir Keir Starmer’s Blackstone Lecture: “Human Rights: Can Britain go it Alone? And Should We?”

Sir Keir Starmer’s Blackstone Lecture: “Human Rights: Can Britain go it Alone? And Should We?”

On 21st November, the annual Blackstone Lecture at Pembroke College was delivered by Sir Keir Starmer, the well ...
Will There be Any Women in Fifty Years Time, Lord Sumption?

Will There be Any Women in Fifty Years Time, Lord Sumption?

In September of this year, Lord Sumption, a Justice of the United Kingdom Supreme Court caused consternation by ...
The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: A (Somewhat) Different Balance Between Privacy and Security

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: A (Somewhat) Different Balance Between Privacy and Security

Recently it seems as though you can hardly get away from government mass surveillance programs (no pun intended). ...
Dominic Grieve on the Human Rights Act: St Hugh’s College, Oxford—13 November 2015

Dominic Grieve on the Human Rights Act: St Hugh’s College, Oxford—13 November 2015

The Human Rights Act (HRA) is one of the most significant pieces of constitutional reform in Britain. Certain ...
The Mau Mau Litigation – Justice at Last

The Mau Mau Litigation – Justice at Last

It is rare for the British Government to apologise for state sponsored human rights abuses, particularly if they ...
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 ...

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