Human rights

The Titanic Struggle over the Illegal Migration Act

By: Stuart Wallace

In 1912, the shipyard of Harland and Wolff in East Belfast produced a ship that was state of the art, a marvel of engineering, “designed to be unsinkable”. As it traversed the iceberg-laden waters of the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage at high … [Read more...] about The Titanic Struggle over the Illegal Migration Act

Expanding Ministerial Discretion by Eroding Human Rights: the Government’s Draft Guidance on Rule 39 Injunctions

By: Jane Richards

On 17 January, the Cabinet Secretary to the Home Office sent a letter outlining the future direction of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill (‘the Bill’). In it, he confirmed that the proposed Guidance (‘the Guidance’) to be … [Read more...] about Expanding Ministerial Discretion by Eroding Human Rights: the Government’s Draft Guidance on Rule 39 Injunctions

Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Human Rights Act

By: Stuart Wallace

Human rights lawyers across the UK rejoiced recently as Dominic Raab’s Bill of Rights Bill appeared to be consigned to the dustbin of history. At the same time, recent analysis from Alice Donald and Joelle Grogan  revealed the UK’s … [Read more...] about Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Human Rights Act

Conflict and the constitution

By: Dexter Govan

Last Monday on BBC One, Panorama broadcast allegations that a Special Air Service (SAS) squadron operating in Afghanistan repeatedly killed detainees and unarmed men in suspicious circumstances from November 2010 to April 2011.[1] The grave … [Read more...] about Conflict and the constitution

The government’s Human Rights Act consultation: omissions and opportunities

By: Tatiana Kazim, Mia Leslie and Lee Marsons

This is the second of a two-part set of blogs which consider the government’s Human Rights Act (HRA) consultation, which closes on 8 March 2022. The first blog, available here, examined how the government’s consultation differs from the original … [Read more...] about The government’s Human Rights Act consultation: omissions and opportunities

The government’s Human Rights Act consultation: divergence, context and evidence

By: Tatiana Kazim, Mia Leslie and Lee Marsons

On 14 December 2021, after a year of work engaging with experts from across the political spectrum, the Independent Human Rights Act Review (IHRAR) published its thorough and carefully evidenced report. On the same day, the government published its … [Read more...] about The government’s Human Rights Act consultation: divergence, context and evidence