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
Supreme Court rules on the disclosure of minor spent convictions and cautions download subscription
This case will remain relevant when assessing whether any future legislation regarding the disclosure of historic cautions or warnings breaches the right to private life.
EU court: obesity could qualify as a disability download subscription
Following a preliminary EU court ruling, severe obesity may in future be classified as a disability under EU law.
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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