According to our statometer, the UK Human Rights Blog by 1 Crown Office Row chambers has just surpassed 500,000 hits.
This is a bit of a landmark for a site which launched at the end of March 2010. We had hoped that the blog would be useful for lawyers and the general public, and that it would in part compensate for some of the mischievous and misrepresentative reporting of human rights law. But we never expected it to take off in the way that it has.
It is a happy coincidence that we have reached this landmark in a week which has seen the two most important courts for UK human rights – the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights – both releasing pairs of landmark judgments in Al Rawi / Tariq, on the use of secret evidence in civil proceedings, and Al-Skeini / Al-Jedda, on where in the world the European Convention applies.
We now have 1,558 subscribers by email (you too can subscribe for free), 1,065 on Facebook, and 2,991 via my account on Twitter. We also have recently updated our introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and introduced a human rights case table. As always, your comments are gratefully received.
This is our 853rd post. In the tradition of such posts, here are our top 20 all time greatest hits:
- Avoiding contempt of court: Tips for bloggers and tweeters
- Introduction to Human Rights
- Article 8
- Analysis: Pet shock collar ban – barking, or a new era for rights?
- British Airways strike and human rights – the union strikes back
- Should people with low IQs be banned from sex?
- Exclusion of Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik was lawful, says High Court
- Legal aid cuts announced, significant reduction in funding of civil and family cases
- Convention rights
- DNA, home testing and fuzzy human rights
- Full body scanners now compulsory for Manchester air passengers
- Wikileaks and the arrest of Julian Assange
- Supreme Court extends meaning of domestic violence
- Pilot accused of 9/11 plot entitled to compensation
- New “loss of control” defence as murder law reforms take effect
- Right of appeal for sex offenders register
- France expulsion of Roma: the EU law perspective
- Repeal of Human Rights Act would make no difference
- A super-injunction toolkit