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For Whom the Bell Tolls: “Contract” in the Gig Economy

For Whom the Bell Tolls: “Contract” in the Gig Economy

Are Uber drivers ‘limb (b) workers’ and so entitled to fundamental statutory rights such as the minimum wage and ...
The Human Rights Act, 1998

The Human Rights Act, 1998

A striking feature of the history of Europe since the ending of WW II has been the origin, development, application
Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Parliaments are increasingly recognised as vital actors for ensuring governments’ implementation of both human ...
Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

In the context of hate crime, class has two main analytical roles. First, it can be a ground of hate crime in ...
Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court.  The President of Magdalen ...
The Genocide Amendment: Why is the UK Government dragging its feet? (Part I)

The Genocide Amendment: Why is the UK Government dragging its feet? (Part I)

On 7 December 2020, the House of Lords debated the Trade Bill that defines the UK’s post-Brexit trade relationships
The Genocide Amendment: Suitability of the High Court (Part II)

The Genocide Amendment: Suitability of the High Court (Part II)

In the previous post, I highlighted the UK Government’s reluctance to endorse the Genocide Amendment. A central ...
Rhodes Must Fall (with Rekgotsofetse Chikane)

Rhodes Must Fall (with Rekgotsofetse Chikane)

This episode is part of a four-part series in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, guest ...
Can trans children consent to puberty blocking drugs? The High Court of England and Wales doubts it.

Can trans children consent to puberty blocking drugs? The High Court of England and Wales doubts it.

If you are a transgender child living in England and Wales, what treatment can the NHS offer you? Until recently, ...
Municipio de Mariana Ors v BHP Plc BHP Ltd – “access [to justice] denied”

Municipio de Mariana Ors v BHP Plc BHP Ltd – “access [to justice] denied”

On 09 November 2020, Mr Justice Turner of the High Court, handed down a judgment that denied the jurisdiction of ...
UK’s ‘no notice’ immigration policy unlawfully interfered with the right to access to justice, holds Court of Appeal

UK’s ‘no notice’ immigration policy unlawfully interfered with the right to access to justice, holds Court of Appeal

Until March 2019, the UK operated an immigration policy – set out in Chapter 60 of the General Instructions to Home
The UK’s Overseas Operations Bill: licence to kill?

The UK’s Overseas Operations Bill: licence to kill?

The UK Government is seeking to pass a new legislation that would impede prosecutions against British troops for ...

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