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‘A new era of vulgarity’: Conor Gearty on the state of the human rights debate

‘A new era of vulgarity’: Conor Gearty on the state of the human rights debate

‘The revival of fantasies and myths’ about human rights and the common law is creating ‘a poisonous cocktail that threatens to destroy modern England’, said barrister and human rights law…

Locked up and shipped out: Fast track asylum

Locked up and shipped out: Fast track asylum

Last month, Channel 4 News reported the Home Office’s removal from the UK of a client of mine. She was a Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seeker, who claimed that she had been detained,…

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…

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