Human Rights News
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.
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.
Human Rights Briefings
Does race discrimination include caste discrimination? download subscription
A recent case considered whether to strike out a caste discrimination claim on the basis that caste is not expressly stated in the Equality Act 2010.
Law Commission's final report on rights to light is published download subscription
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
Will ‘online dispute resolution’ have its day in court? download subscription
Most people will welcome a reform of the court system that will facilitate a more efficient and cost-effective approach to access to justice, but can such a system actually be delivered?