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Gove’s British Bill of Rights: watered-down and overdue

Gove’s British Bill of Rights: watered-down and overdue

Michael Gove has been forced to concede that his proposed British bill of rights will remain subject to the primacy of European law, contrary to Conservative election pledges. Speaking at…

Counting the human cost: where next for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards?

Counting the human cost: where next for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards?

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) need reform because they are getting in the way of good care. This was the central message at a recent conference convened by Queen Mary University…

‘We can do better’: 300 judges slam UK refugee policy

‘We can do better’: 300 judges slam UK refugee policy

A group of over 300 senior judges and lawyers have today criticised the government’s response to the refugee crisis as ‘deeply inadequate’. The statement, which was published in a full-page…

Cameron promises to scrap human rights act and take on civil liberties lobby

Cameron promises to scrap human rights act and take on civil liberties lobby

A Conservative government would scrap the Human Rights Act, introduce a victims’ law and take on civil liberties campaigners.  In a manifeso published this morning, David Cameron promised new legislation to…

‘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…

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