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Event: What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us: Is it time to repeal the Human Rights Act?

The Faculty of Law, BPP University invite you to a symposium on ‘What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever done for us: Is it time to repeal the … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alison Young: HRA Howlers: The Conservative Party and Reform of the Human Rights Act 1998

It seems that a day cannot go by without another mention by the Conservative party of their desire to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998, withdraw from the European Convention … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · 6 Comments

Katie Boyle and Stephen Tierney: Human Rights in Transition: The Proposed Interim Constitution for Scotland

The site has recently seen posts addressing the UK’s relationship to the European Convention of Human Rights – here and here. In this post we will seek to extend the … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mark Elliott: Human rights reform and the role of the Strasbourg Court

I wrote last week about the dismissal of Dominic Grieve as Attorney-General and subsequent indications as to the likely direction of Conservative Party policy in relation to human rights. As … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

David Mead: The Future of the HRA Under Labour

I might have misheard but perception does seem to be nine-tenths of the law when it comes to the Human Rights Act at least. In a piece in today’s Daily … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Cormac Mac Amhlaigh: Once More Unto the (Public/Private) Breach …: s. 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Severability Thesis

Two interesting recent blog posts dealt with the meaning of public and private under  s. 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998.  They were motivated by injunction proceedings in the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chintan Chandrachud: Beyond Ghaidan and Back: the Supreme Court of India on Rights-Compliant Interpretation

 Ghaidan v Godin-Mendoza remains the leading case on rights-compliant interpretation under section 3 of the UK Human Rights Act 1998. In Ghaidan, the majority on the House of Lords held … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment
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