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Bringing the Right to Die to the British Isles (Part I): The Isle of Man’s Proposed Assisted Dying Regime

Bringing the Right to Die to the British Isles (Part I): The Isle of Man’s Proposed Assisted Dying Regime

On 31 October 2023, a bill that would legalise assisted dying for the first time in the British Isles passed its second reading – but not in Westminster. Rather, it...
The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

All eyes were on the Supreme Court last Wednesday when it handed down its ruling on the lawfulness of the government’s much-criticised Rwanda scheme. The judgment featured a number of...
‘A Victory for Underpaid Workers’: Chief Constable of Northern Ireland v Agnew

‘A Victory for Underpaid Workers’: Chief Constable of Northern Ireland v Agnew

The recent Agnew case deals with a technical but practically very important point: if a worker is underpaid by their employer when they take annual leave, how far back in...
Federated Learning: A Possible Panacea for Data Privacy in the Healthcare Sector

Federated Learning: A Possible Panacea for Data Privacy in the Healthcare Sector

The significance of data privacy is increasingly prominent on a global scale. There are laws in many jurisdictions governing data, to ensure reduction in unnecessary data sharing and to uphold...
Holding Social Media Companies Accountable for Hate Speech in Times of Conflict and War: An Urgent Necessity

Holding Social Media Companies Accountable for Hate Speech in Times of Conflict and War: An Urgent Necessity

Imagine a world where the Nazis didn’t have a powerful propaganda tool like the newspaper Der Stürmer. Could the Nazis have perpetrated large-scale genocide without the help of media fuelling...
Derechos Trans y el Parlamento Escocés: Poniendo a Prueba los Límites Constitucionales del Autogobierno de Escocia

Derechos Trans y el Parlamento Escocés: Poniendo a Prueba los Límites Constitucionales del Autogobierno de Escocia

El gobierno británico ha bloqueado la Ley de Reconocimiento de Género de Escocia, argumentando que afecta a materias reservadas al Parlamento británico, lo que ha desencadenado una gran controversia. El...
Trans Rights and the Scottish Parliament: Testing the Constitutional Limits of Scottish Self-government

Trans Rights and the Scottish Parliament: Testing the Constitutional Limits of Scottish Self-government

The British government’s recent veto of the Scottish Gender Recognition Bill, alleging its impact on matters reserved for the UK Parliament, has caused significant controversy. The Bill, which was passed...
The Disability Ground in Abortion Law, and the Negative ‘Message’ it is Sending: R (Crowter) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Disability Ground in Abortion Law, and the Negative ‘Message’ it is Sending: R (Crowter) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal involved a very interesting legal challenge based on an alleged negative ‘message’ in the law. It raises important questions about the law...
Over-compensation by the European Court? A Proposal for Reforming Compensation Awards

Over-compensation by the European Court? A Proposal for Reforming Compensation Awards

In light of the Malkinson case, questions are being asked about why successful appellants in the criminal court should have to prove their innocence in a separate process to claim...
The Legacy Bill: Furthering the Gap to Truth and Justice

The Legacy Bill: Furthering the Gap to Truth and Justice

Currently before the UK’s House of Lords is the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill (the Bill). While pacific in name, the Bill is packed with legal and political...
The Case for Caution in Making Social Class a Protected Characteristic under the UK’s Equality Act 2010

The Case for Caution in Making Social Class a Protected Characteristic under the UK’s Equality Act 2010

Momentum is growing in the UK to make social class a statutory protected characteristic. The Co-Op, The British Psychological Society, and the Bridge Group, amongst others, have proposed legislative reform...
OxHRH Publishes Workbook on the Right to Education

OxHRH Publishes Workbook on the Right to Education

The Oxford Human Rights Hub has published its first Human Rights Workbook on the topic of the Right to Education. The OxHRH Workbook is designed to provide an introduction to...

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