‘Prevent’ counter-extremism strategy faces legal challenge – BBC News

Posted December 6th, 2016 in freedom of expression, human rights, news, universities by sally

‘A key part of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy, Prevent, is to face a legal challenge in the High Court on Tuesday.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2016

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Human rights abusers who buy London homes could have assets seized – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2016 in bills, human rights, money laundering, news, sale of land by sally

‘Dictators and human rights abusers who buy luxury property in London and use the UK to conceal their wealth could have their assets seized under an MPs’ initiative.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2016

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Disability and homelessness: bringing home human rights – Cloisters

Posted December 1st, 2016 in disabled persons, homelessness, human rights, local government, news, treaties by sally

‘Sally Robertson considers the decision of R (GS) v London Borough of Camden [2016] EWHC 1762 (Admin), 27 July 2016 in this blog.’

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Cloisters, 9th November 2016

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UK surveillance laws reformed in new Investigatory Powers Act – OUT-LAW.com

‘UK surveillance laws have been updated with the enactment of the new Investigatory Powers Act.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th November 2016

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Witness Protection: Can non-parties appeal critical findings made in a judgment which infringe their human rights? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 30th, 2016 in appeals, human rights, jurisdiction, local government, news, police, social services, witnesses by tracey

‘Re: W (A child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1140. A Family Court judgment was severely critical of two witnesses and the applicant local authority. In an oral “bullet point” judgment at the end of the hearing, the Judge found that the witnesses, a social worker (“SW”) and a police officer (“PO”), had improperly conspired to prove certain allegations regardless of the truth, or professional guidelines.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th November 2016

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Naming your Abusers – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 24th, 2016 in anonymity, human rights, local government, news, privacy, sexual offences by tracey

‘Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2016] EWHC 2864 (QB).The right of a claimant to name the people who abused her prevailed over the rights of the perpetrators and others to private and family life.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 23rd November 2016

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Responding to human rights judgments: 2014 to 2016 – official-documents.gov.uk

Posted November 23rd, 2016 in courts, declarations of incompatibility, human rights, judgments, reports, treaties by tracey

‘This report sets out the government’s position on the implementation of human rights judgments from the European Court of Human Rights and our domestic courts.’

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official-documents.gov.uk, 18th November 2016

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Home Office ordered to review policy on torture survivors – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of asylum seekers who are detained in UK immigration centres could be released after a high court judge ordered the government to review its policy on incarcerated torture survivors.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2016

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Cryogenics case not a precedent – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 22nd, 2016 in burials and cremation, consent, human rights, human tissue, medical treatment, news by sally

‘A widely publicised family court ruling which had the effect of allowing the freezing of the body of a 14-year-old girl does not set any precedent about the rights and wrongs of cryopreservation, the judge in the case has suggested.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th November 2016

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Luke McDonagh: What Future for the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the New Populist Environment? – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted November 21st, 2016 in human rights, judiciary, news, parliament, rule of law by sally

‘As has been stated by several commentators, in the aftermath of Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU the attacks made on the judges in the media severely threaten the independence of the judiciary, and come close to outright intimidation. Chief among these critics is, of course, Nigel Farage, leading light of the UK Independence Party. The particular focus of his populist critique of the judiciary is worth taking seriously, as it indicates the challenges the rule of law may be facing in the years to come, as we adjust to the new post-Brexit, post-Trump, populist environment.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 18th November 2016

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Victorian abortion law ‘breaches human rights’ – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2016 in abortion, human rights, news, statute law revision by sally

‘A campaign to push for abortion to be removed from the justice statutes and decriminalised is to be launched this month by the country’s newest political party.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2016

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Corporeal freedom after death? – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 21st, 2016 in children, consent, divorce, human rights, human tissue, news by sally

‘A great deal has been written about this case but few of the headlines reflect the humanity and sensitivity of the decision, which may not be ground breaking nor precedent setting, but reflects how the law should respond to individual wishes if those play out in a way that cannot harm anyone else. Post-mortem cryonics may have a certain morbid ring, but it is a matter of individual choice, provided the resources are there to pay for it. As the judge observed, it was:

“no surprise that this application is the only one of its kind to have come before the courts in this country, and probably anywhere else. It is an example of the new questions that science poses to the law, perhaps most of all to family law.”‘

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UK Human Rights Blog, 20th November 2016

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Is There A Human Right To Cryogenically Freeze Your Body? – RightsInfo

‘The mother of a dying girl has been given the right to cryogenically freeze her daughter’s body after her death, in the hope that she will one day be resurrected and cured. What are the human rights implications?’

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RightsInfo, 18th November 2016

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Denying access to information can breach freedom of expression rights, rules human rights court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted November 17th, 2016 in freedom of expression, freedom of information, human rights, news by sally

‘Public bodies that deny requests for information can in some cases be held in breach of individuals’ freedom of expression rights, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th November 2016

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Unelected judges decline to prevent deportation of foreign criminal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 17th, 2016 in appeals, deportation, human rights, news, Supreme Court, treaties by sally

‘Amid a level of scrutiny unprecedented in the Supreme Court’s seven-year history, that is a headline unlikely to make it into tomorrow’s tabloids.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 16th November 2016

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Theresa May saved my life – now she’s the only hope for the Human Rights Act – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in autism, extradition, human rights, legislation, news by sally

‘It would be tragic if the ladder used to rescue me from extradition was kicked away from the next person who needs it.’

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The Guardian, 15th November 2016

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The UN Just Criticised The UK’s Record On Disability Rights – RightsInfo

‘The UK government’s welfare reform policy has resulted in systematic violations of the human rights of disabled persons, according to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.’

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RightsInfo, 14th November 2016

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Chagos Islanders denied right to return home – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2016 in armed forces, Chagos Islands, compensation, human rights, indigenous peoples, news by sally

‘Thousands of Chagos islanders, deported from their homeland in the Indian Ocean by the UK government to make way for a US military base in 1971, will not be given the right of return to resettle, the Foreign Office will announce on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 16th November 2016

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With and without foundation – Bedroom tax in Supreme Court – Nearly Legal

‘The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the culmination of years of cases on the discriminatory impact of the ‘removal of the spare room subsidy’ – the bedroom tax. The outcome was mixed, even including a split judgment on one case, but in at least one respect, the bedroom tax regulations were held to unlawfully and unjustifiably discriminate against households with disabled members.’

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Nearly Legal, 9th November 2016

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Families win supreme court appeals over ‘unfair’ bedroom tax – The Guardian

‘Two families who claimed that the bedroom tax, which restricts housing subsidies, was unfair have won their appeals against the UK government at the supreme court.’

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The Guardian, 9th November 2016

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