UK quits treaty that lets fossil fuel firms sue governments over climate policies – The Guardian

Posted February 22nd, 2024 in climate change, energy, news, treaties by sally

‘The UK is pulling out of a treaty that lets fossil fuel firms sue governments over their climate policies.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2024

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Can the new Rwanda bill work and what could stop it? – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2023 in asylum, bills, human rights, immigration, international law, news, Rwanda, Supreme Court, treaties by michael

‘Expert lawyers who have been involved in the Rwanda case – or supported the challenge to the policy – have described new legislation as potentially setting up a politically explosive fight with both the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2023

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Sunak’s bill aims to block UK human rights law to save Rwanda scheme – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2023 in asylum, bills, human rights, immigration, international law, news, Rwanda, Supreme Court, treaties by michael

‘An emergency bill published on Wednesday will assert that ministers have the power to ignore judgments that come from Strasbourg while stopping short of leaving or “disapplying” the European convention on human rights.’

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The Guardian, 6th October 2023

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Just Stop Oil protesters’ jail terms potentially breach international law, UN expert says – The Guardian

‘Long sentences handed to two Just Stop Oil protesters for scaling the M25 bridge over the Thames are a potential breach of international law and risk silencing public concerns about the environment, a UN expert has said.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2023

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Suella Braverman is wrong about the UN refugee convention being ‘not fit for purpose’ – here’s why – EIN Blog

Posted October 3rd, 2023 in immigration, news, refugees, treaties, United Nations by sally

‘The UK’s home secretary, Suella Braverman – the minister responsible for setting immigration policy – has said the United Nations refugee convention is not “fit for our modern age” and should be renegotiated.’

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EIN Blog, 2nd October 2023

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Suella Braverman asks if UN refugee rules are fit for modern age – BBC News

‘Politicians need to question if the UN’s 1951 Refugee Convention is “fit for our modern age”, Suella Braverman is expected to say in a speech.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2023

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Family courts: ‘We kidnapped our kids from abusive dads and fled the UK’ – BBC News

‘A growing number of women who say their children were handed to abusive partners by England and Wales’ family courts have abducted them and fled to Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus. The BBC spoke to six of them to investigate some of their stories.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2023

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Limitation periods in international arbitration – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 31st, 2023 in arbitration, enforcement, limitations, news, treaties by tracey

‘Parties to international arbitration should pay close attention to the applicable limitation periods, particularly where the project involves a potential mix of applicable sources of law.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 31st August 2023

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UK would be outlier with Russia if it left ECHR, Law Society says – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2023 in asylum, human rights, Law Society, news, treaties by tracey

‘The UK would be an international outlier along with Russia and Belarus if it left the European convention on human rights, a leading law body has warned, after a senior minister signalled that the move could be an option to stop small boat crossings.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2023

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Refugee and asylum for women – EIN Blog

Posted August 9th, 2023 in asylum, immigration, news, refugees, treaties, women by tracey

‘Women have historically found it more difficult to qualify for refugee status than men. The 1951 Convention relating to the status of a refugee promises protection for refugees following the Second World War and Europe’s inadequate response to those fleeting Nazism. However, not everyone who is fleeing danger or violence qualifies as a refugee under this Convention.’

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EIN Blog, 9th August 2023

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Article 31 and inadmissibility under Part 4A Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 – EIN Blog

‘Many practitioners will be aware that the Secretary of State for the Home Department’s (“SSHD”) “Rwanda plan” met with the Court of Appeal’s disapproval recently in a majority decision in AAA (Syria) & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 266 (on appeal from the High Court: AAA v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Rwanda) [2022] EWHC 3230). The Court found that any attempt to remove refugees to Rwanda whose claims the SSHD adjudged to be inadmissible would breach the non-refoulment provisions of Article 33 of the 1951 Refugee Convention (“RC”) and thereby also Article 3 of the 1950 European Convention of Human Rights (“ECHR”).’

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EIN Blog, 31st July 2023

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Court of Appeal upholds challenge to Rwanda removals policy – an extended look – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 20th, 2023 in appeals, deportation, immigration, news, refugees, Rwanda, treaties, United Nations by tracey

‘R ((AAA) Syria and Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 745. The Claimants in this case are 10 individual asylum-seekers from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Vietnam, Sudan and Albania who entered the UK irregularly by crossing the English Channel in small boats, together with one charity, Asylum Aid.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th July 2023

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New Judgment: JTI POLSKA Sp. Z o.o. and others v Jakubowski and others [2023] UKSC 19 – UKSC Blog

‘The appellants are road hauliers based in Poland. The respondents are part of a group of companies that buy and sell tobacco products internationally. The respondents contracted the appellants to transport a consignment of cigarettes from Poland to England. The road carriage was undertaken subject to the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road 1956 (the “CMR”), an international treaty which widely governs international transport by road and has the force of law in the UK under domestic legislation. Under a European excise duty suspension arrangement, excise duty on the cigarettes was suspended until such time as the consignment was released for commercial consumption, or was deemed to have been released for commercial consumption, as in the case of non-delivery or partial delivery due to theft.’

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UKSC Blog, 14th June 2023

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Lord Sales, The Developing Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court on Convention Rights – Supreme Court

‘Lord Sales: The Developing Jurisprudence of the Supreme Court on Convention Rights’

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Supreme Court, 5th June 2023

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UK signs up to Singapore Convention – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 4th, 2023 in contracts, dispute resolution, news, treaties by tracey

‘Businesses will be able to enforce international mediated agreements without recourse to lengthy and costly breach of contract proceedings, a justice minister said today as he signed the UN Singapore Convention on Mediation in New York.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th May 2023

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MPs back illegal migration bill by 289 votes to 230 – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2023 in asylum, bills, deportation, news, refugees, trafficking in human beings, treaties by sally

‘The government’s flagship asylum bill passed its third reading in the Commons on Wednesday night and will now go to the Lords despite criticism from several leading Conservatives including Theresa May.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2023

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Committee report warns that police cooperation between the UK and EU could end without action on trade agreement – Solicitors Journal

Posted April 6th, 2023 in brexit, international trade, news, police, select committees, treaties by michael

‘The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee published its findings on its latest analysis of the EU laws that could impact the UK on 4 April, which warns that cross-border cooperation between UK and EU police could end if proposed changes to the EU rules on police database information sharing enter into force without a deal to update the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).’

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Solicitors Journal, 5th April 2023

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Experts cast doubt on Braverman’s hopes of ECHR rule change on Rwanda – The Guardian

‘Legal experts have cast doubt on the UK’s claims of “possible reforms” to European court of human rights procedures that stopped an asylum seeker from being deported to Rwanda last year.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2023

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What are the legal obstacles faced by the UK’s illegal migration bill? – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2023 in asylum, bills, human rights, immigration, news, treaties by sally

‘A major piece of legislation unveiled this week seeks to achieve nothing less than the holy grail of current immigration policy: making asylum claims inadmissible from those who travel to the UK on small boats.’

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The Guardian, 8th March 2023

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Kacper Majewski: Re Allister: The End of ‘Constitutional Statutes’? – UK Constitutional Law Association

‘On 8 February, the Supreme Court handed down its unanimous judgment in Re Allister [2023] UKSC 5. What follows is an attempt to clarify the judgment’s significance for the doctrine of constitutional statutes, as first canvassed by Laws LJ in Thoburn v Sunderland City Council [2002] EWHC 195 (Admin).’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 21st February 2023

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