This is part of a series of posts in which Richard Ekins reflects upon Lord Sumption’s Reith Lectures. You can find the first post here. In his third Reith lecture, … Continue reading
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