One more day to nominate the human rights cases absolutely everyone should know about
26 February 2015
Nominations close tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm for the human rights cases which absolutely everyone should know about.
Full guidelines below – please feel free to nominate as many as 50 or as few as 1 case. The more people who contribute, the better the final list will be. I have already had some brilliant entries.
Here are the criteria:
- Each case must either be a domestic case (that is, one decided by a UK court) or a European Court of Human Rights case that involves the UK or has had a significant impact on the UK. The case can be 2 days or 30 years old.
- The focus must be on cases which have had a profound impact on people in the UK – the cases which you would mention first if you were explaining the importance of human rights to someone who knows nothing about the concept.
- Don’t worry if you don’t have legal expertise or are just starting out as a law student. I want to capture as broad a range of nominations as possible, and that includes from lawyers and academics with different specialisms, e.g. housing law, mental health, prison law etc.
- I would also be happy to accept nominations from groups of people or organisations.
Here is how to submit your nominations:
- You can submit as few as one or as many as 50 nominated cases. Please try to nominate at least 10 if you can.
- Name the case and its date (ideally using its full citation and a link to BAILII, e.g. Smith v Secretary of State for Justice  EWHC 1234 (Admin) – you can find the citations at the top of the case report on BAILII)
- Each nominated case should be accompanied by a short rationale (no more than 50 words per case). Try the keep it simple – as if you were explaining the case to someone who doesn’t know anything about human rights.
- List the nominated cases in order of importance (with number 1 being the most important).
- Start the email with a one-line biography (e.g. “I am a law student at Birmingham University”)
- All nominations must be submitted by email to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 27th February 2015– please use the subject heading “50 cases – [your name]”
I really appreciate the help. I will publish the results on this blog and of course on the new HRIP site, which is shaping up very nicely – launch is going to be this Spring. Follow @rights_info on Twitter to keep posted.