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Tobias Lock: Human Rights and EU reform in the UK and the ‘German question’

‘We only want what the Germans have’ is an unlikely paraphrase of the demands of some of those wishing to achieve human rights reform and/or EU reform in the United … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Merris Amos: Judicial Power and the Article 3 ECHR Real Risk Test: A Comment on Professor Finnis’ Paper

On 21 October 2015, Professor John Finnis delivered a paper entitled “Judicial Power: Past, Present and Future” at the relaunch of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project. He was introduced by … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thomas Adams: The Politics of ‘Judicial Power’

The judge, Ronald Dworkin famously argued, must think of themselves as an author, albeit one with a special responsibility. Their task, he said, is to interpret and then situate themself … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

George Williams: An Australian Perspective on the UK Human Rights Act Debate

Editors’ note: This post is based on a presentation titled ‘This Way, That Way, The Other Way? Directions for Human Rights in the UK’ delivered by Prof Williams at the … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Paul Kildea: Same-sex marriage – Don’t let the people decide

Australian politics is gradually settling back down again after a tumultuous few weeks in which we saw another first-term Prime Minister deposed in a party room ‘spill’. New Prime Minister, … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Joshua Folkard: Horizontal Direct Effect of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the English Courts

The Court of Appeal has recently pronounced (twice) that some provisions of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union have horizontal direct effect. These decisions provide some guidance … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Sarah Lambrecht: Criticism of the European Court of Human Rights: A UK Phenomenon?

Editors’ note: The blog invited constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We end this series with a post by … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

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