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The High Court of England and Wales: facilitator of the death penalty abroad?

The High Court of England and Wales: facilitator of the death penalty abroad?

Last week, the High Court of England and Wales held that it was lawful for the British Government to assist ...
The UK Supreme Court and the Gay Marriage Cake: Is ‘Indissociability’ Half-baked?

The UK Supreme Court and the Gay Marriage Cake: Is ‘Indissociability’ Half-baked?

Giving the judgment of the court in Lee v Ashers Baking Co (2018), Lady Hale discusses ‘indissociability’ when ...
The Employment Rights of Uber Drivers: A Battle Won, the War Goes On

The Employment Rights of Uber Drivers: A Battle Won, the War Goes On

The judgment of the English Court of Appeal in Uber B.V. & others v Aslam & others (Case No: A2/2017/3467; ...
The Two Child Tax Limit Perpetuates the Myth of Poverty as a Moral Failing 

The Two Child Tax Limit Perpetuates the Myth of Poverty as a Moral Failing 

Families who have a third child born after 6 April 2017 will not receive child tax credits for the third child ...
Business and Human Rights: A Tale of Two Duties

Business and Human Rights: A Tale of Two Duties

With effect from 29 March 2017, the French Loi de la Vigilance introduced into the Commercial Code a  duty on large
Socio-Economic Rights and Land Reform in Scotland: Learning from South Africa

Socio-Economic Rights and Land Reform in Scotland: Learning from South Africa

Balancing the property rights of landowners with the socio-economic rights of communities and tenants has developed
UK Reform of Gender Recognition and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights

UK Reform of Gender Recognition and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights

The UK Government’s consultation on reforming the  Gender Recognition Act 2004 proposes making it easier for trans ...
Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Under the umbrella of austerity, the UK has pursued a punishing regime of cuts to social welfare benefits and ...
The Consequences of the Ashers Cake Judgment

The Consequences of the Ashers Cake Judgment

The Supreme Court has allowed the appeal by Belfast bakery Ashers Bakery and its managers Mr and Mrs McArthur in ...
Gender Recognition Reform – The Current Debate is Misconceived

Gender Recognition Reform – The Current Debate is Misconceived

The Gender Recognition Act 2004 ('GRA') allows transgender people in England and Wales to be legally recognised in ...
The Long and Winding Road of Caste Legislation in the UK

The Long and Winding Road of Caste Legislation in the UK

The power to make caste discrimination an aspect of race discrimination, originally contained in s.9(5) of the ...
Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

A number of key human rights issue arise following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in which 72 people died, and many ...

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