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Your right to be here: Asylum seekers, health tourism & human rights

Your right to be here: Asylum seekers, health tourism & human rights

On Wednesday David Cameron, in his speech to the rapidly disappearing Tory faithful, declared that the Immigration Bill coming before Parliament: ‘will make sure some simple and fair things, that…

‘What stops 1,200 prisoners in Wormwood Scrubs walking out of the front gate?’

‘What stops 1,200 prisoners in Wormwood Scrubs walking out of the front gate?’

The recent pronouncement by the Ministry of Justice that it is considering a complete ban on smoking in prisons highlights a debate we should be having about how we run…

Bedroom tax ruling: ‘a travesty of justice’

Bedroom tax ruling: ‘a travesty of justice’

Lawyers representing adults and children with disabilities who are challenging the government’s controversial ‘bedroom tax’ have vowed to fight on after losing part of their High Court challenge to the…

Louise Christian: ‘We should have occupied the MoJ’

Louise Christian: ‘We should have occupied the MoJ’

Louise Christian is in high spirits. Her firm, Christian Khan Solicitors, has just been successful in a High Court challenge to the police practice of ‘kettling’. Interview by Mary-Rachel McCabe.…

Equal before the law: legal aid and human rights

Equal before the law: legal aid and human rights

‘We will not deny or defer to any man either justice or right.’ The Magna Carta, 1215 ‘… in the determination of his civil rights and obligations…everyone is entitled to…

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