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What employees need to know about their rights during COVID

What employees need to know about their rights during COVID

Since the start of the global COVID pandemic, many employees have experienced upheaval, uncertainty, and disruption within their jobs. Some employees have experienced worry about their own personal safety when...
What is next for the atrocities against Uyghurs in Xinjiang?

What is next for the atrocities against Uyghurs in Xinjiang?

To prove genocide and other mass atrocity crimes, evidence is crucial. Documenting and preserving evidence at the time of the suspected atrocity is the only way to effectively ensure that...
The Risk of Genocide Requires Action, Not Denial

The Risk of Genocide Requires Action, Not Denial

As the world awakes to the atrocities against the Uyghurs, the question of genocide has arisen. As often happens, denial and obfuscation has begun to sow doubt over the facts...
Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights in the next 15 years. Yet throughout the world,...
Legal aid is a human right: SM v The Lord Chancellor’s Department [2021] EWHC 418 (Admin)

Legal aid is a human right: SM v The Lord Chancellor’s Department [2021] EWHC 418 (Admin)

The lack of legal aid advice for immigration detainees held in prisons in the UK has been ruled unlawful. A High Court judgment, delivered on 25 February 2021, found that...
Understanding Institutional Racism: A Response to the Sewell Report (with Shreya Atrey)

Understanding Institutional Racism: A Response to the Sewell Report (with Shreya Atrey)

In this episode, Seun Matiluko, a journalist and a current BCL student at Oxford Law Faculty, speaks with Dr Shreya Atrey, an Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law at...
Mencap and Uber in the Supreme Court: Working Time Regulation in an Era of Casualisation

Mencap and Uber in the Supreme Court: Working Time Regulation in an Era of Casualisation

In recent weeks, two long-awaited UK Supreme Court judgments have offered strikingly divergent reflections on the meaning and parameters of working time. In Uber, the Court held a group of...
The Mirage of Accountability: Overseas Development Aid and the Law

The Mirage of Accountability: Overseas Development Aid and the Law

The cutting of overseas development aid (ODA) from the globally recognised standard of 0.7 percent gross national income (GNI) to 0.5 percent GNI has made headline news and many are...
Constitutional Changes in Scotland – I: Incorporation of International Treaties, Devolution and Effective Accountability

Constitutional Changes in Scotland – I: Incorporation of International Treaties, Devolution and Effective Accountability

Scotland is on the precipice of significant subnational constitutional change through a programme of incorporation of international treaties. On 16 March 2021, the Scottish Parliament unanimously enacted the UNCRC (Incorporation)...
The Government’s Radical Theory of the Constitution

The Government’s Radical Theory of the Constitution

In its response to the Independent Review of Administrative Law, the Government has set out a theory of the constitution that animates its case for reform and informs its position...
The Independent Review of Administrative Law: The Government Response and Consultation Exercise

The Independent Review of Administrative Law: The Government Response and Consultation Exercise

In two earlier blogs I considered the IRAL Panel’s Report and a central feature of the government response, which was premised on the assumption that courts were exceeding the bounds...
The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Government Response

The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Government Response

The government’s response to the Panel’s report was brief, Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform – Ministry of Justice – Citizen Space. It welcomed the Report, and made clear that it...

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