Sean Molloy: A Note on: In the Matter of an Application by Geraldine Finucane for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland)
This post summarises and offers a brief analysis of the ruling on Geraldine Finucane’s application before the United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSCt). The application concerned the British government’s decision not … Continue reading
This week’s announcement is below. ~~~ Call for Papers Durham Annual PGR Law Conference ‘Human Rights in a Changing Context’ 9-10 May 2019 The Centre for Ethics and Law of … Continue reading
On the 10 December 2018 we launched the findings of our research project funded by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) about the next steps for a Northern Ireland Bill of … Continue reading
Lewis Graham: Hallam v Secretary of State: Under What Circumstances Can the Supreme Court Depart from Strasbourg Authority?
The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in R (Hallam) v Secretary of State for Justice  UKSC 2. It is an important and complex judgment, featuring seven separate … Continue reading
On 6 December 2018, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe closed the supervision of the prisoners’ voting rights cases against the United Kingdom (UK) and adopted final … Continue reading
New Zealand’s Supreme Court has twice in the past two months turned its attention to the vexed issue of prisoner voting. Its first decision, Attorney-General v Taylor, upheld by a … Continue reading
This week’s event announcement is below. ~~~ Political Parties, Partisanship, and the Constitution: A Workshop for Early Career Researchers Hosted by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Law Faculty, Oxford … Continue reading
Emmanouil Bougiakiotis: E.S. v Austria: Blasphemy Laws and the Double Standards of the European Court of Human Rights
This case concerns the criminal conviction of an Austrian national because of a number of comments she made about Muhammad during some seminars she held under the title “Basic Information … Continue reading
Yossi Nehushtan and Stella Coyle: Ashers Baking (Part 2): Do Homophobes and Racists have a Right Not to Manifest Liberal Messages?
At the heart of the recent Supreme Court’s decision in Ashers Baking lies the ruling that nobody should be forced to express a view in which they do not believe. … Continue reading
Yossi Nehushtan and Stella Coyle: Ashers Baking (Part 1): The Supreme Court’s Betrayal of Liberalism and Equality
Much has already been written about the recent Supreme Court judgment in Ashers Baking, but the debate has so far omitted an important argument: that the Court has, once again, … Continue reading