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Government Lodges Plans to More Than Double Oxfordshire Immigration Removal Centre

Government Lodges Plans to More Than Double Oxfordshire Immigration Removal Centre

The Home Office recently submitted plans for major expansion of Campsfield House, an Immigration Removal Centre situated just outside Oxford. Local political, religious and charitable organisations are coming together to...
The UK’s Widening Gender Pay Gap – What Must be Done

The UK’s Widening Gender Pay Gap – What Must be Done

The Geneva based World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Equality Index 2014 has ranked the United Kingdom) 26th out of 142 countries. Last year the WEF ranked the UK 18th, and...
The UK's Widening Gender Pay Gap – What Must be Done

The UK's Widening Gender Pay Gap – What Must be Done

The Geneva based World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Equality Index 2014 has ranked the United Kingdom) 26th out of 142 countries. Last year the WEF ranked the UK 18th, and...
UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

UK Efforts to Criminalize Revenge Porn: Not a Scandal, but a Sex Crime

International headlines were made in August when hackers stole from private devices and online accounts naked images of celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kate Upton and published them...
Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality

Human Rights in the UK Media: Representation and Reality

On 19 September, the Human Rights and International Law Unit of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool hosted a one day seminar – part...
Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

Cutting Corners: The Procedural Illegality of Legal Aid Cuts

In R (London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association & another) v Lord Chancellor [2014] EWHC 3020 (Admin), the High Court ruled that the consultation process adopted by the Government in reducing...
The Impact of Fees in the Tribunal

The Impact of Fees in the Tribunal

Fees for bringing claims in the employment tribunal were introduced in August 2013. Since then, the Ministry of Justice’s statistics have revealed a huge decline in the number of claims....
Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

Hounga v Allen: Trojan Horse Comes to the Rescue of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

In Hounga v Allen [2014] UKSC 47 the Supreme Court took the opportunity to overrule one of the most controversial Court of Appeal decisions on employment rights in recent times,...
Clinical Legal Education as an Access to Justice Innovation

Clinical Legal Education as an Access to Justice Innovation

Imagine you got grant funding to develop an access to justice research agenda. Your grant application proposes the appointment of a team of law graduates to conduct research within a...
Searching for the “T” in LGBT Advocacy

Searching for the “T” in LGBT Advocacy

On August 30, 2014, the prominent UK lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) rights group, Stonewall, held a workshop with representatives from Britain’s transgender community to consider whether that organization could,...
Searching for the "T" in LGBT Advocacy

Searching for the "T" in LGBT Advocacy

On August 30, 2014, the prominent UK lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) rights group, Stonewall, held a workshop with representatives from Britain’s transgender community to consider whether that organization could,...
Anti-Terrorism Review Reform: Some Considerations

Anti-Terrorism Review Reform: Some Considerations

In mid-July, the UK government announced its intention to abolish the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation – the office tasked to review the UK’s anti-terrorism laws – and replace it...

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