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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Court of Appeal Affirms Ability to Pass Whole Life Tariffs for Murder

Court of Appeal Affirms Ability to Pass Whole Life Tariffs for Murder

A specially constituted five-member Court of Appeal has ruled unanimously in R v McLoughlin that the imposition of ...
Managing Secrecy: R (Miranda) v SSHD

Managing Secrecy: R (Miranda) v SSHD

Much has already been written about the implications of R (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ...
Scotland's Gay Rights Journey

Scotland's Gay Rights Journey

On 4 February 2014, MSPs passed the SNP government’s Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill into law, 105 ...

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