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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 is obligated to publicize the findings of the Committee, although the Concluding...
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 Syria. This refusal to endorse the use of force does...
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 this legislation’s objectives of eliminating discrimination, advancing equality and...
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 delivered on 5 July 2013 by Blake J. The judgment...
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 report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights. Given...
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 rights when we should be thankful that it has shown the...
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 rights when we should be thankful that it has shown the...
Women’s Rights: A Look Back at Emily Wilding Davison’s Leadership

Women’s Rights: A Look Back at Emily Wilding Davison’s Leadership

Editor’s Note: OxHRH is marking the recent June 8 centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s passing with this guest blog from the co-curators of LSE’s special exhibition dedicated to her role...
Women's Rights: A Look Back at Emily Wilding Davison's Leadership

Women's Rights: A Look Back at Emily Wilding Davison's Leadership

Editor’s Note: OxHRH is marking the recent June 8 centenary of Emily Wilding Davison’s passing with this guest blog from the co-curators of LSE’s special exhibition dedicated to her role...
Internet surveillance in English law

Internet surveillance in English law

This is partially based on Ian Brown (2012) ‘Government Access to Private-Sector Data in the United Kingdom’ International Data Privacy Law 2 (4) 230-238 For the past fortnight, the media...
Equality v Human Rights?: Same sex marriage and religious liberty

Equality v Human Rights?: Same sex marriage and religious liberty

This is an edited transcript of an address given by Aidan O’Neill QC on Thursday 13 June 2013, at Matrix Chambers on ‘Same Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty’ Some 50...
Same Sex Marriage: Scaremongering and Sacrilege

Same Sex Marriage: Scaremongering and Sacrilege

This is an edited transcript of an address given by Karon Monaghan QC on Thursday 13 June 2013, at Matrix Chambers on ‘Same Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty’ At stake...

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