Access to Justice

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On Thursday, representatives from Liberty, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Inclusion London addressed journalists at a briefing in Westminster to call for politicians and the public to stay alert to human rights issues over the election campaign period. Warnings were given about the diminution in worker’s and migrant’s rights, among others,

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A report published by the Runnymede Trust on Monday found that black people, and especially black children, are subject to disproportionate rates of strip search across all police forces in England and Wales. The report analysed Home Office data and concluded that black children are 6.5 times more likely to be subject

This article was first published in Edition 33 of the Journal of Environmental Law and Management. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of the editors at Lawtext Publishing Limited

On Monday 9 April 2024 the Strasbourg Court handed down judgment in three cases involving climate change: Carême v France (ECHR no 7189/21), Duarte

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A group of UN experts has expressed concern regarding deception and exploitation faced by migrants coming to work in the UK. The Seasonal Worker Scheme, put in place to cover labour shortages in the UK, has been criticised for creating conditions where deception, exorbitant recruitment fees, debt bondage, undignified living conditions and

A demonstrator holds photos of the ‘NSL47’ in September 2021.  © Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

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The High Court in Belfast struck down sections 12 to 16 of the Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 on Friday. The law granted automatic anonymity to people who are suspected of sexual offences

The Government’s response to the delayed Ouseley report was finally published on 29 May 2024, the last day before the dissolution of Parliament.  In this piece a leading Special Advocate describes that response as underwhelming, especially after so long.

Yesterday, in the ‘wash-up’ period before the General Election, the Government published its response to the