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UK High Court Grants Discretionary Leave to Remain for Victims of Trafficking

UK High Court Grants Discretionary Leave to Remain for Victims of Trafficking

Image description: Several persons approaching the coastline on a small boat. On 12 October 2021, in KTT, R (on the application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department...
Lee v UK: Exhausting Domestic Remedies

Lee v UK: Exhausting Domestic Remedies

Today a chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) handed down its decision in Lee v UK, declaring the application inadmissible. Mr Lee’s story is well-known. In 2014,...
The Supreme Court Refused to Order the Legal Recognition of Elan-Cane’s Non-Gendered Identity

The Supreme Court Refused to Order the Legal Recognition of Elan-Cane’s Non-Gendered Identity

With its judgment in the Elan-Cane case, the UK Supreme Court lost an invaluable opportunity to ease one of the many components of the regulatory network that sustain the UK’s...
Culture Wars and Constitutional Statutes: The Government’s Proposed Human Rights Act Reforms

Culture Wars and Constitutional Statutes: The Government’s Proposed Human Rights Act Reforms

This week, in response to the Independent Human Rights Act Review’s report, the Government published its proposals to reform the Human Rights Act (HRA) and a call for further submissions...
The Nationality and Borders Bill has Passed the Commons, With the UK Set to Renege on Fundamental Protections for Asylum Seekers and Migrants

The Nationality and Borders Bill has Passed the Commons, With the UK Set to Renege on Fundamental Protections for Asylum Seekers and Migrants

Last Wednesday, the Nationality and Borders Bill – fittingly dubbed the “Anti-refugee bill”– passed its third reading in the House of Commons, 298 ayes to 231 noes. The Borders Bill...
Addressing the Gender Pay Gap Through Mandatory Reporting: A Comparison of British and Australian Legislation

Addressing the Gender Pay Gap Through Mandatory Reporting: A Comparison of British and Australian Legislation

Every country has a gender pay gap favouring men. This gap, which describes the difference in average wages between men and women, contributes to the economic insecurity of women and,...
Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2021] EWHC 2536 the High Court of England and Wales was faced...
Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

The UK government’s Election Bill containing controversial Voter ID provisions is progressing with haste through parliament this month, despite significant alarm over its potential impact. Whilst the government claims the...
Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

In 2015, the United Nations promulgated an International Decade for people of African descent. The UN explained that “the promotion and protection of human rights of people of African descent...
What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment?

What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (UNCRC Bill) passed through Scottish Parliament by a unanimous vote on 16 March 2021. The highly anticipated...
Bell v Tavistock on Appeal: Court of Appeal Upholds Young Persons’ Ability to Consent to Puberty-Blocking Medication

Bell v Tavistock on Appeal: Court of Appeal Upholds Young Persons’ Ability to Consent to Puberty-Blocking Medication

On Friday 17th September, the Court of Appeal handed down its decision in the appeal of Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. This judgment overturned December’s original decision in...
Free Speech Crisis in University

Free Speech Crisis in University

In this episode, Gauri Pillai, Managing Editor of the Oxford Human Rights Hub, speaks to Professor Adrienne Stone, Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School...

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