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Helen Fenwick: The Conservative stance in the 2015 election on the UK’s relationship with the Strasbourg Court and its jurisprudence – bluff, exit strategy or compromise on both sides? (Part II)

This is the second in a two-part contribution. Part I is available here. Moves towards repairing relations with the Conservative government by the Strasbourg Court? I have argued elsewhere (on … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Helen Fenwick: The Conservative stance in the 2015 election on the UK’s relationship with the Strasbourg Court and its jurisprudence – bluff, exit strategy or compromise on both sides? (Part I)

This is the first in a two-part contribution. Part II is available here. Introduction – manifesto watching The Conservative party is going into the 2015 General Election with a pledge … Continue reading

March 10, 2015 · 4 Comments

Merris Amos: The UK and the European Court of Human Rights

Now that the furore of the Scottish independence referendum has passed, the attention of politicians and media has once again turned to the dangers of the European Court of Human … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Robert Hazell:You want a constitutional convention? This is what you need to think through first.

In the run up to the Scottish independence referendum, and its aftermath, calls have grown for a constitutional convention to discuss further devolution, as well as wider constitutional reforms. Yet … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 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 · 7 Comments

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 · 5 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

Richard Cornes: 11-1 gender ratio Court’s Achilles Heel: Reporting of the Supreme Court’s start of the year press briefing

A relationship of cooperation but also competing interests On October 2 at 10am, the United Kingdom Supreme Court held an hour long pre-term press-briefing to mark the opening of the … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Anthony Bradley: A Review of Jack Straw’s Hamlyn Lectures: Aspects of Law Reform: An Insider’s Perspective

As the lecturer disarmingly tells us at the outset of the Hamlyn Lectures for 2012 Hamlyn Lectures for 2012, the illustrious procession of Hamlyn lecturers since 1949 (Lord Denning) through … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Helen Fenwick: Article 8 ECHR, the ‘Feminist Article’, Women and a Conservative Bill of Rights

There has been a lot of commentary on the Report of the Bill of Rights’ Commission, and the ‘damp squib’ analysis of the Report (see Mark Elliott) as a whole … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

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