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Ryan Goss: What is the Bill of Rights Commission’s ‘strong argument’?

This week’s report from the Commission on a Bill of Rights was entitled ‘The Choice Before Us’. In framing that choice, a majority of the Commission concluded that, ‘on balance, … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Colm O’Cinneide: The Commission on a Bill of Rights: Playing On Even While the Goalposts Have Shifted?

The Commission on a Bill of Rights has reported. As expected, its members did not reach agreement on a common set of conclusions. Seven of the nine commissioners took the … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Whether You Agree With its Conclusions Or Not, the Bill of Rights Commission Hit On An Important Issue For Human Rights and the Future of Britain.

So the Bill of rights Commission has produced its final report after a 21-month long study into the state of human rights in British law, tackling the major question of … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mark Elliott: Judicial review – why the Ministry of Justice doesn’t get it

Following the Prime Minister’s declaration of “war” on judicial review last month, the Ministry of Justice has now published a consultation paper in which it sets out, and invites comments … Continue reading

December 16, 2012 · 10 Comments

Massimo Fichera and Helen E. Hartnell: All you need is law: Same-sex marriage in Italian courts

The Italian Corte di Cassazione (CdC) has delivered a judgment which marks a fundamental change of direction in the treatment of same-sex marriage in the Italian legal system.  Case 4184/12, decided on … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

David Feldman: The European Court of Human Rights and the UK – Why Should Strasbourg Decide On Our Human Rights?

The date set for publication of the report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights  approaches.  The Commission was established to consider whether the UK should have a Bill … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 6 Comments

David Mead: Who You Gonna Call – Mythbusters: the Need For Vigilance in the Great HRA Debate

It’ll be over by Christmas we thought – strongholds taken, fortifications dug in and positions entrenched. “It gives too much power to judges”…”why do we need to have any more … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 2 Comments
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