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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 Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union...
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 the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to the UK’s armed...
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 blog in March I wrote that a remain vote in the referendum...
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 concerned the proposed publication of details concerning the extramarital activities...
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 within the Party. The appointment of Shami Chakrabarti, one of the country’s...
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 rights across the UK in coming years. In the particular context of Northern Ireland, though,...
The Referendum on the European Union: Remaining Human

The Referendum on the European Union: Remaining Human

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is a decision that will be taken in a troubling context. Although occasionally clothed in the inclusive language of globalism, ‘leave’...
Brexit, Sovereignty and Reality

Brexit, Sovereignty and Reality

The referendum campaign has been marked by claims and counter-claims, with each side contesting the ‘facts’ advanced by the other. Voters will form their own views on the respective ‘guilt’...
Steinfeld v Secretary of State for Education: Court of Appeal has Granted Leave to Appeal

Steinfeld v Secretary of State for Education: Court of Appeal has Granted Leave to Appeal

It has recently been announced that the challenge to the prohibition on opposite sex couples entering into civil partnerships in England and Wales is due to be heard by the...
Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU employment rights – an attempt to sum up

Solidarity Not Separation: The Case for Continued Interaction Between UK and EU employment rights – an attempt to sum up

I have consciously and deliberately picked up on and generalized the title of Professor Fredman’s initial contribution to this series because that title cannot in my view be bettered as...
Brexit: What would be the timetable for leaving?

Brexit: What would be the timetable for leaving?

This blog considers when the UK would cease to be a member of the EU, if the result of the referendum on 23 June 2016 is to leave the European...
Brexit and collective labour rights

Brexit and collective labour rights

There has been considerable concern expressed regarding the employment rights that British workers would lose by virtue of Brexit. But this is not straightforwardly the case in respect of collective...

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