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Unkind Cuts: UK Refugee Lawyers Cite Grave Concerns over Impending Legal Aid Restrictions

Unkind Cuts: UK Refugee Lawyers Cite Grave Concerns over Impending Legal Aid Restrictions

By Stephen Meili Following on from Jo Renshaw’s piece on this blog about the impact of the legal aid cuts on immigration, Stephen Meili presents an insight into lawyers’ perceptions...
The Universality of Human Rights Norms: Why the UK should stay with Strasbourg

The Universality of Human Rights Norms: Why the UK should stay with Strasbourg

The view is often heard in discussions in anticipation of the report of the Commission on a British Bill of Rights that, while people can see the value of a...
The Quick and the Dead in Britain's Global Future

The Quick and the Dead in Britain's Global Future

David Cameron told the CBI on 19 November 2012 that he ‘got’ the need for changes of attitude in government, which he claimed were needed to strengthen Britain in a...
The Quick and the Dead in Britain’s Global Future

The Quick and the Dead in Britain’s Global Future

David Cameron told the CBI on 19 November 2012 that he ‘got’ the need for changes of attitude in government, which he claimed were needed to strengthen Britain in a...
April Fools: The Quiet Demolition of Legal Aid

April Fools: The Quiet Demolition of Legal Aid

By Jo Renshaw Following the celebration of National Pro Bono Week in the UK last week, Jo Renshaw, Partner and Head of the Immigration Team at Turpin & Miller LLP,...
Prisoners' Voting Rights: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Prisoners' Voting Rights: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

If ‘suffrage is the pivotal right’, then it is only fitting that the issue of prisoners’ voting rights has become the turning point of the UK government’s approach to the...
Prisoners’ Voting Rights: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Prisoners’ Voting Rights: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

If ‘suffrage is the pivotal right’, then it is only fitting that the issue of prisoners’ voting rights has become the turning point of the UK government’s approach to the...
Pay Equality: When is there a right to claim?

Pay Equality: When is there a right to claim?

By Betsan Criddle The important decision of the Supreme Court in Birmingham City Council v Abdulla establishes that a claimant who is out of time to pursue an equal pay...
When is a UK Bill of Rights not a UK Bill of Rights?

When is a UK Bill of Rights not a UK Bill of Rights?

The recently published Human Rights and the UK Constitution* by Colm O’Cinneide is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand what’s at stake in the current UK Bill of...
Human Rights and the UK Constitution

Human Rights and the UK Constitution

UK human rights law has been the subject of considerable controversy over the past few years. A new report that I have written for the British Academy Policy Centre, Human...

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