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Al-Jedda: Judicial Commitment to the Universal Application of the Right to a Nationality

Al-Jedda: Judicial Commitment to the Universal Application of the Right to a Nationality

The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 provides that the Secretary of State may, as a general rule, ...
The Bedroom Tax: the First Six Months

The Bedroom Tax: the First Six Months

Editor's Note: Over the past few weeks we have featured posts on various aspects of the controversial 'bedroom ...
Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bedroom Tax

Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bedroom Tax

To politicians and lawyers, the ‘bedroom tax’ is just media shorthand for statutory rules relating to housing ...
R v D: an Imperfect, yet Promising, Approach to the Treatment of the Niqaab in Court

R v D: an Imperfect, yet Promising, Approach to the Treatment of the Niqaab in Court

Debate has recently been ignited in the UK about whether Muslim veils can be accommodated in court, stemming from ...
The Queen v D(R): Wearing a Veil During Proceedings in Crown Court

The Queen v D(R): Wearing a Veil During Proceedings in Crown Court

In a recent Crown Court case The Queen v. D(R), His Honour Judge Murphy had to rule on whether a defendant charged ...
The Need for ‘Hard Evidence’ of Public Sector Equality Duty Outcomes

The Need for ‘Hard Evidence’ of Public Sector Equality Duty Outcomes

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) Review report, published 6th September, was met with cautious relief.  ...
The CEDAW Committee Holds an Uncomfortable Mirror to the UK

The CEDAW Committee Holds an Uncomfortable Mirror to the UK

On July 26th, 2013 the CEDAW Committee released concluding observations on the UK’s compliance with CEDAW. The UK ...
Humanitarian Intervention? – International Law and the Non-Use of Force in Syria

Humanitarian Intervention? – International Law and the Non-Use of Force in Syria

The UK House of Commons voted by a slim majority (13 votes) against UK involvement in direct military action in ...
Plenty of evidence to support the Public Sector Equality Duty

Plenty of evidence to support the Public Sector Equality Duty

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is a key feature of the Equality Act 2010 and an essential tool to achieve ...
Indirectly Sending the Citizen Into Exile? The Relevance of British Citizenship to Proportionality Under Article 8 ECHR

Indirectly Sending the Citizen Into Exile? The Relevance of British Citizenship to Proportionality Under Article 8 ECHR

Judgment in R (oao MM & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) was ...
The choice before us? The report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights

The choice before us? The report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights

In an article recently published in Public Law, Prof. Francesca Klug and I set out our analysis of the ill-fated ...
John Eekelaar on the response to Abu Qatada's deportation

John Eekelaar on the response to Abu Qatada's deportation

It is depressing that some politicians are using the Abu Qatada case to denigrate our system for protecting human ...

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