Human Rights News
More power to gender diversity initiatives, as Linklaters gets on board
The perceived clash of rights does not really stand up, as the law cannot protect subjective content
Soldiers serving in the British armed forces will be protected by the Human Rights Act (HRA) wherever they are based, the Supreme Court ruled this morning.
Hundreds of lawyers gathered outside the Houses of Parliament on 22 May to protest against the government’s legal aid cuts.
The preliminary hearing of the posthumous trial of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been postponed after his family and their lawyers refused to take part in the trial.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has delivered a mixed verdict in four landmark religious liberty cases this morning, finding that British Airways (BA) discriminated against a cross-wearing employee but dismissing the other three appeals.
Top human rights barristers are awaiting a significant judgment on four landmark religious liberty cases this week.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that claims against the UK Government by Chagos Islanders are inadmissible, seven years after the case was filed.
The mother of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who died in November 2009 while being detained in a Moscow prison cell, has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to declare that Russia has violated the European Convention of Human Rights in relation to Magnitsky’s death.
Human Rights Briefings
Women on boards: can there be true equality without positive discrimination? download subscription
Recent guidance clarifies that the use of female-only shortlists or quotas to encourage more women on corporate boards is unlawful.
Employment law update — amendments to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act; increase in earning threshold; and more download subscription
Eversheds has released the August 2014 issue of its Employment law update.
Alleging panic attacks due to mistreatment at work, employee’s HRTO application dismissed for duplicating court action download subscription
Employees may not raise the same human rights issue before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the courts, a recent HRTO decision confirms.
Human Rights Analysis
Nobody fights harder in tough civil action cases than Jocelyn Cockburn, a trait that saw her crowned The Lawyer’s Partner of the Year 2012
The growing importance of public international law and global human rights practices were examined at The Lawyer’s latest roundtable discussion
Jean Bursle and Matthew Edwards report on how the Australian property market and the recognition of native title have found some middle ground
Human Rights Opinion
Lawyers can get involved in the fight against poverty by supporting pro bono initiatives
The UK is leading the way on business and human rights, but others will be following soon
Excluding lawyers from the divorce process is a false economy that will only pile on the agony