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Going Hungry? The Human Right to Food in the UK

Going Hungry? The Human Right to Food in the UK

The Government is legally required under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ...
The Business of Traffic in Humans

The Business of Traffic in Humans

Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon touching upon different legal and policy frameworks. Being first and ...
P v Cheshire West and Chester Council: Shaping Deprivations of Liberty

P v Cheshire West and Chester Council: Shaping Deprivations of Liberty

The case of P v Cheshire West and Chester Council considered whether living arrangements for mentally incapacitated
Cheshire West and the Repugnant Conclusion

Cheshire West and the Repugnant Conclusion

The Supreme Court’s judgment(s) in Cheshire West [2014] UKSC 19 stirred up the expected storm. By siding with the ...
The Regulation of Casual Work and the Problematical Idea of the ‘Zero Hours Contract’

The Regulation of Casual Work and the Problematical Idea of the ‘Zero Hours Contract’

There has of late been considerable public concern in the UK about the use of a kind of employment arrangement ...
Omnipresent in the EU: Violence Against Women

Omnipresent in the EU: Violence Against Women

The results of the world’s largest survey on women’s experiences of psychological, physical and sexual violence ...
Independent Review of Terrorism Laws: a Brief Introduction

Independent Review of Terrorism Laws: a Brief Introduction

Monitoring the activities of the secret state creates a conundrum.  To be effective, a monitor needs to read and to
The Oxford Legal Assistance Volunteer Partnership Programme with Bail for Immigration Detainees

The Oxford Legal Assistance Volunteer Partnership Programme with Bail for Immigration Detainees

In the 2013-2014 academic year, following the success of its existing link with award winning legal aid firm Turpin
From Torment to Tolerance and Acceptance to the Everyday: The Course of LGBT Equality in the UK

From Torment to Tolerance and Acceptance to the Everyday: The Course of LGBT Equality in the UK

Colonisation is a dodgy business. Laws are mainstreamed across the Empire. So what did the Romans, keen to distance
Throwing Away The Key – Whole Life Sentences in the Court of Appeal

Throwing Away The Key – Whole Life Sentences in the Court of Appeal

Flouting the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Vinter v UK, the UK Court of Appeal has held
The worrisome casual approach to (dis)enfranchisement

The worrisome casual approach to (dis)enfranchisement

Lord Phillips’ recent lecture at Oxford (entitled ‘The Elastic Jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights’)
No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

Statements made by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, following her visit to the UK in ...

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