Human Rights News
Kingsley Napley client JD Wetherspoon has been ordered to pay £24,000 to a number of Irish travellers represented by Howe & Co following a Central London County Court ruling of “direct racial discrimination” by the pub chain on Monday (18 May).
The Conservative manifesto promise to immediately scrap the 1998 Human Rights Act (HRA) on winning the 2015 general election is nearing reality as David Cameron’s party wins an overall majority.
The Government has admitted that the security services’ procedures for handling legally-privileged communications do not meet the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).
Doughty Street Chambers has been forced to upgrade its website hosting arrangements to cope with a surge in traffic following the nuptials of member Amal Alamuddin and Hollywood star George Clooney.
Doughty Street has restructured its clerking team to focus on practice areas and beefed up its criminal team, adding 2 Hare Court’s Maurice MacSweeney as a new business development director.
Doughty Street has lost another public law silk with the exit of Paul Bowen QC to Brick Court, just months after a five-barrister team left Doughty Street for Monckton Chambers.
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.
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A Queen’s Speech to cut red tape download subscription
Communities to decide on wind farms; HS2 go-ahead; anti-red tape bill; EU in-out vote; and other measures