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Proposed Reforms to the UK Human Rights Act

Proposed Reforms to the UK Human Rights Act

Image description: A UK official stands at a podium with a banner behind reading ‘Human Rights and Democracy’ In December 2021, the UK Government released its consultation document proposing changes...
Catherine Briddick on Equality and Off-Shoring

Catherine Briddick on Equality and Off-Shoring

Emilie McDonnell on the Nationality and Borders Bill

Emilie McDonnell on the Nationality and Borders Bill

COVID-19, Care Homes and the Right to Life: A Hollow Victory for Human Rights?

COVID-19, Care Homes and the Right to Life: A Hollow Victory for Human Rights?

In a high-profile judgment, the High Court found that the British Government’s decision to discharge hospital patients into care homes at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was unlawful as...
UK Government Bans Hymenoplasty

UK Government Bans Hymenoplasty

Image description: A poster reading ‘My body, my rights’. With the rising concern of young girls and women being subjected to virginity testing and hymen reconstruction surgery, the British government...
Unequal Protection for LGBT+ Victims of Domestic Abuse

Unequal Protection for LGBT+ Victims of Domestic Abuse

Image description: A group of people, men and women, whose photos are arranged in a grid. Many of them bear injuries to the face. The square at the centre of...
Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Visas for Surrogates: Acknowledging Familial Bonds between Surrogates, Intended Parents, and Children

Image Description: Surrogate parents attending the birth of the child in the hospital with the gestational mother. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought into focus the vulnerabilities of surrogates gestating...
Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis: Fundamental Rights during COVID

Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis: Fundamental Rights during COVID

Image description: Large collection of lit candles amidst darkness In Leigh v Commissioner for the Police of the Metropolis [2022] EWHC 527, the High Court ruled that the Metropolitan Police...
The Husband’s Stitch: A Violation of Patients’ Bodily Autonomy

The Husband’s Stitch: A Violation of Patients’ Bodily Autonomy

Image description: Woman in medical uniform looks at a pelvic x-ray The ‘husband’s stitch’ is the practice of placing an extra stitch at the vaginal opening of a patient after...
Trafficked Persons on Trial in the United Kingdom: New Court of Appeal Guidance

Trafficked Persons on Trial in the United Kingdom: New Court of Appeal Guidance

Image description: a building with the inscription “Criminal Courts Building”. Section 45 of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act (MSA) established a statutory basis for the principle of non-punishment of trafficked...
Digital Disinformation in India: An Attack on Mental Autonomy

Digital Disinformation in India: An Attack on Mental Autonomy

Image description: The words ‘fake news’ containing the word ‘propaganda’ inside the letters. Concern is mounting over the increase in disinformation or “fake news” spreading across Indian social media platforms...
The Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill: Voluntary Euthanasia, Self-Administration and Disability Discrimination

The Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill: Voluntary Euthanasia, Self-Administration and Disability Discrimination

Image description: Interior of Scottish Parliament debating chamber Scotland will become the first of the UK’s four nations to legalise assisted dying if the Scottish Parliament passes a Bill currently...

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