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Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

It is rare for a human rights challenge in the social security context to succeed in the English courts. In large part this is due to the respect (some might...
US Disparate Impact Law: A View From Across the Pond

US Disparate Impact Law: A View From Across the Pond

In the set of (relatively) liberal recent pronouncements from the United States Supreme Court features its judgment in Texas Department of Housing v Inclusive Communities Project (2015). The Court, by...
The ‘Anderson Report’ on Surveillance Powers Fudges the Issues, but its Findings Should be Implemented

The ‘Anderson Report’ on Surveillance Powers Fudges the Issues, but its Findings Should be Implemented

Pressure on the government to reform the use of surveillance powers within the UK has recently ratcheted up another notch. A few months ago the Intelligence and Security Committee of...
The Legality of the Detained Appeal Process: Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2015]

The Legality of the Detained Appeal Process: Detention Action v First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) & Ors [2015]

The case concerns a challenge, brought by Detention Action in the High Court of England and Wales (and the latest in a series of challenges), to the legality of the...
CrowdJustice: Looking Forward for Human Rights and Public Interest Cases

CrowdJustice: Looking Forward for Human Rights and Public Interest Cases

What is the future of human rights and public interest litigation? At the moment we are confronting existential threats to the Human Rights Act, judicial review and legal aid. These...
Holding the Government to Account for England’s Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process

Holding the Government to Account for England’s Housing Crisis through the ICESCR Parallel Reporting Process

The United Kingdom is approaching its 6th Periodic Report to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), which will assess its performance and compliance with its obligations under...
The Future of Human Rights in the UK

The Future of Human Rights in the UK

Adam Wagner (One Crown Office Row and founder of RightsInfo.org) gave a very timely seminar on 12 May 2015 for the OxHRH and the Oxford Martin School Human Rights for...
Gaughran v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland: the Need for Evidence-Based Reasoning

Gaughran v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland: the Need for Evidence-Based Reasoning

The UK Supreme Court has recently held that the indefinite retention of the DNA profiles of convicted adults does not violate article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights...
Reino Unido: Tu voto por la igualdad de género

Reino Unido: Tu voto por la igualdad de género

Hasta el 31 de mayo se encuentra abierto el periodo de votaciones de los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto. De manera rápida y sencilla, puedes votar más de una...
United Kingdom, Time for you to Vote for Gender Equality

United Kingdom, Time for you to Vote for Gender Equality

The voting period for the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards is open until May 31st. Voting is fast and easy. You can vote for several cases on the same day and...
Caste Discrimination under UK law: Chandhok v Tirkey

Caste Discrimination under UK law: Chandhok v Tirkey

The extent to which the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) protects against discrimination on grounds of caste was a vexed question, which finally reached an appellate court in Chandhok v Tirkey...
The Future of the HRA 1998 Under the Conservative Party

The Future of the HRA 1998 Under the Conservative Party

2015, much like 1992, will go down as a General Election for the UK pollsters to forget. After months of predicting that no single party would win an outright majority,...

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