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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

Alexander Williams: The Scope of Section 6 HRA Revisited

As David Mead remarks his recent UKCLG blog post on the scope of the Human Rights Act, there is ‘much more than meets the eye’ to the HRA’s hybrid public … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment
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