Human rights news and case law roundup
12 July 2010
We recently started adding links to interesting new articles and case-law the sidebar under the heading “Recent selected sources (del.icio.us)”. Below is a quick rundown of the most recent links. The full list of links can be found here.
- 11 July | Legal aid cuts are inevitable in renegotiation of the social contract: Afua Hirsch in the Guardian discusses the likely effects of the coming legal aid reforms.
- 9 July | Liberal in name only: Conner Gearty criticises the Liberal Democrats for failing to live up to their party’s name.
- 9 July | UK government plans major review of libel law: We have posted a number of times (see here) on the upcoming libel reforms, which may have significant impact on freedom of speech as well as the right to privacy.
- 9 July 2010 | Case Law: AP (No.2) – Supreme Court on Anonymity: A case comment from INFORRM on AP (No. 2), a recent Supreme Court ruling on control orders and anonymity orders (see our post)
- 8 July | A humane nation is a safer nation: The Foreign Secretary has said human rights are the “irreducible core” of foreign policy, along with poverty prevention. See his speech here.
- 8 July | Does the UK need a comprehensive constitutional framework?: Joshua Rozenberg reignites this debate, which we have discussed recently.
- 6 July | Scotland allows collection of children’s DNA: Police in Scotland will be able to collect and store the DNA of children as young as eight. The Coalition have promised to scale back DNA laws in England and Wales.