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An Initial Reaction to the Commission on a Bill of Rights Final Report

An Initial Reaction to the Commission on a Bill of Rights Final Report

David Feldman, Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at the University of Cambridge and former Legal Adviser to the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Human Rights pens his preliminary thoughts...
Release of the Commission on a Bill of Rights Final Report

Release of the Commission on a Bill of Rights Final Report

The Commission on a Bill of Rights released its final report today. The Report is available on the Commission’s website. The British Academy’s response to the report is available here....
Identifying forced labour

Identifying forced labour

Following her recent post on the OxHRH Blog, Gwendolen Morgan returns with a post highlighting the issue of modern day slavery, and the need for the rights of those subject...
Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants?

Access to Justice for Self-Represented Litigants?

Robin Knowles CBE QC and Natasha Holcroft-Emmess add to the voices on the OxHRH Blog warning of the threat to justice posed by impending budget cuts, particularly to self-represented litigants....
Dismissal and the Band of Reasonable Responses; an unconventional approach to Convention rights?

Dismissal and the Band of Reasonable Responses; an unconventional approach to Convention rights?

By Heather Williams QC The Court of Appeal recently decided in Turner v East Midlands Trains Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 1470 that the band of reasonable responses test (“BORR”), applied...
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...

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