UK Constitutional Law Association

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Sarah Keenan: The Blurring of Australian and Nauruan Jurisdiction

On Easter Sunday, it was revealed that Nauru had withdrawn from the bilateral treaty which gave Nauruan residents access of appeal to the High Court of Australia. The following day, … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · 3 Comments

Greg Weeks: Comment on Australia: Protection of refugees who do not “live discreetly”

At the political level, Australia’s lamentable record of mistreating refugees is well established and is catalogued and critiqued elsewhere, such as by my colleagues at the Kaldor Centre for International … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Emily MacKenzie: Successful Challenge to Levels of Asylum Support – R (on the application of Refugee Action) v Home Secretary

The High Court recently upheld an important challenge in the field of asylum support. In June 2013, the Home Secretary decided that weekly cash payments to “destitute” asylum seekers in … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Colin Harvey: Who ‘Deserves’ to be a Refugee?

Does ‘status’ really matter? In the global age of human rights it seems that being a ‘person’ is all that should count.  Human rights apply to everyone. As we know, … Continue reading

November 30, 2012 · 1 Comment