Category Archives: Human Rights

What is the future for UK human rights?

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Corporate Crime on 5 August 2014. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL. Human Rights analysis: What does the future hold for human rights in the UK? Stephanie Harrison QC at Garden Court … Continue reading

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Deprivation of Liberty Defined by the Supreme Court: a difference of views concerning deprivation of liberty of disabled persons

Tim Baldwin comments on today’s Supreme Court judgment regarding the deprivation of liberty of people with disabilities. This note concerns the case of P (by his litigation friend the Official Solicitor) (Appellant) v Cheshire West and Chester Council and another … Continue reading

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The need for Gypsies and Travellers to respond to the Government’s balance of competences review on fundamental rights

Marc Willers explains why it is so important that Gypsies and Travellers respond to the Government’s balance of competences review on fundamental rights by submitting evidence before 13 January 2014. Introduction The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) issued a call for … Continue reading

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The Azelle Rodney inquiry and Article 2

Leslie Thomas considers the recent Azelle Rodney inquiry and the impact on matters relating to Article 2. The full inquiry report into Azelle Rodney’s death has been released and is available to download here. Sir Christopher Holland essentially finds that … Continue reading

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The impact of the revocation of the temporary stop notice regulations on Gypsies and Travellers: the road to nowhere

Marc Willers examines why changes to temporary stop notice provisions risk forcing Gypsies and Travellers onto the roadside. Romani Gypsies and Irish Travellers have lived in the United Kingdom in their caravans in accordance with their traditional way of life … Continue reading

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The time to act on the bedroom tax is now

At a time when the bedroom tax is coming to dominate debates about housing and fairness in our society, Liz Davies considers the options available to local councils in resisting this policy of central government. Green Party-controlled Brighton & Hove … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Mr Grayling’s Residence Test

Connor Johnston considers how a slave would have fared under the government’s proposed legal aid residence test. The House of Commons last week debated some of the issues raised by the Government’s consultation on “Transforming Legal Aid”. The consultation – … Continue reading

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