8 June 2010
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5 June 2010
We have added a new “ECHR” page where you can access an index of the Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The page can be accessed by clicking here, or by clicking on the “ECHR” tab at the top of any page on the blog.
Each Article has its own separate page with the wording of the Article itself and a brief summary of how it works in law.
You can access this summary by clicking on the “more info” link. You can also click on the “posts” link to see all posts on the UK Human Rights Blog relating to that Article. A few articles don’t have a live link “posts” as we have not posted on it yet. We would welcome your comments on this or on any way we can make the blog better.
The index is reproduced below:
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22 May 2010
Case law –
- Claims against the police still difficult, and no help from human rights law May 17, 2010 (reprinted via the Guardian Legal Network here)
- The British Airways strike and the human right to free assembly May 18, 2010 (reprinted via the Guardian Legal Network here)
- Terror suspects cannot be deported to Pakistan in case of ill-treatment May 19, 2010
- Rules on intercept evidence not breach of human rights, say European Court May 20, 2010
- Mentally disabled prisoner discriminated against by authorities May 20, 2010
- Terror case reopens debate on repeal of Human Rights Act [updated] May 19, 2010
- GMC to announce policy of striking off doctors who prolong the lives of terminally ill patients against their wishes May 20, 2010
- Electoral commission report opens door for barred voter claims May 21, 2010
- Coalition agreement calls for Human Rights Act Plus, but will it last? May 21, 2010
16 May 2010
Case law –
- Families of asylum seekers entitled to advantageous entry clearance requirements says Supreme Court May 13, 2010
- Religious versus other freedoms: the future of Article 9? May 10, 2010
- As dust settles, Coalition gets cautious welcome on human rights May 14, 2010
- Voters seeking compensation will face uphill climb May 13, 2010
- Human Rights Act may be safe under new Justice Secretary Ken Clarke [updated] May 12, 2010
- New head of Court of Appeal making waves on civil liberties May 12, 2010
- One year on, “opening up” of family courts has led to closed justice May 11, 2010
13 May 2010
We are pleased to announce that the UK Human Rights Blog has joined the new Guardian Legal Network.
The Guardian’s website launches its Legal Network today. This “brings together the best blogs and sites that cover legal affairs and developments from around the world” and we are delighted to have been asked to be a partner in this project.
The Guardian will be featuring content from our blog, and we welcome new followers who have arrived here by this route. You can subscribe to free email alerts by entering your address in the ‘Email Subscription’ box (below and to the right), or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
8 May 2010
News and features:
- The human rights cost of preventing people from voting May 7, 2010
- The General Election and human rights May 6, 2010
- Evolution of a right to freedom of information? May 6, 2010
- End of the Savage saga as High Court finds hospital liable for patient’s suicide May 4, 2010
- More secret evidence trouble for Government in foreign torture case May 4, 2010
- Court of Appeal launches offensive against secret justice with three linked judgments May 5, 2010
- Deprivation of liberty must be regularly reviewedMay 4, 2010
- The human rights cost of preventing people from voting May 7, 2010
1 May 2010
Case law –
- Detention of mentally ill man was illegal April 30, 2010
- Prisoners in psychiatric hospitals not entitled to equal benefits with other patientsApril 29, 2010
- Medical intervention without parental consent violated child’s and parents’ Article 8 rights says Strasbourg CourtApril 21, 2010
- Judges should consider parents’ interests under Article 8 of the Convention before granting care ordersApril 20, 2010
- Media privacy of severely disabled musical prodigy protectedApril 28, 2010
- More prisoners disenfranchised, this time in Austria April 27, 2010
- Super injunctions, bad habits and secret justice April 30, 2010
- High Court says Lord Carey “mistaken” on religious discrimination [updated] April 29, 2010
- 1688 Bill of Rights may protect Parliamentary expense scandal three April 29, 2010
- Three perspectives on the Bill of Rights April 28, 2010
- European Court to discipline UK for smacking children [updated] April 27, 2010
- Feature | Freedom of expression, the American way April 26, 2010
24 April 2010
- Medical intervention without parental consent violated child’s and parents’ Article 8 rights says Strasbourg Court
- Judges should consider parents’ interests under Article 8 of the Convention before granting care orders
- Judge’s failure to warn jury over defendant’s silence did not render trial unfair
- Sex offenders’ lifelong living and travel restrictions were breach of human rights
- President of the Supreme Court argues Human Rights Act is here to stay, perhaps
- Google steps up pressure on Government censorship
- Prisoner takes UK to court for right to vote
- Government back in court over foreign torture allegations
20 April 2010
The University of Salford have informed us that they will be hosting the first post-election Human Rights conference, which aims to address these issues. The Conference also coincides Human Rights Act 1998’s tenth birthday.
The Conference is ‘Ten years on’: A Multi-perspective Evaluation of the Human Rights Act – Salford Human Rights Conference 2010″, at the University of Salford on Friday and Saturday 4-5 June 2010. Full details can be found here and a list of speakers here.
18 April 2010
- What was the Lord Chief Justice really saying about the European Court?
- Singh libel case dropped in light of robust Court of Appeal judgment
- Will the Human Rights Act survive the May 6th election?
- Legal aid is a human right, even for politicians
- New head of Family Court says social workers perceived as “arrogant and enthusiastic removers of children”
You can also read our archive of news posts here
17 April 2010
- Refusal to grant legal aid to mother for inquest into son’s death was unlawful
- Is the historic right to trial by jury slipping away?
- High Court defends freedom of expression for news websites
- NHS Nurse banned from wearing crucifix at work loses discrimination claim
- Removal of child following faulty diagnosis of injury breached Article 8
You can also read our archive of case law posts here
Chairman of Baha Mousa Public Inquiry will not force the MoD to disclose Attorney General human rights advice
6 April 2010
Sir William Gage, the Chairman of the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry, has refused an application by participants in the Inquiry to compel the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to disclose advice produced by the former Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith.
The MoD claimed legal professional privilege in respect of the Attorney-General’s Advice of 2003 on the application of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) to the British Army’s operations in Iraq during the Iraq war.
The Inquiry, which has been ongoing since July 2009, aims to investigate and report on the circumstances surrounding the death of Baha Mousa by the British Army and the treatment of those detained with him, in particular where responsibility lay for approving the practice of conditioning detainees by any members of the 1st Battalion, The Queen’s Lancashire Regiment in Iraq in 2003.
5 April 2010
- Removal of child following faulty diagnosis of injury breached Article 8 ((AD and OD v United Kingdom (Application No 28680/06))
- Exceptionally serious circumstances must be established to resist extradition order says Supreme Court (Norris v United States )
- EU Directive on Refugee status does not enhance asylum rights under Strasbourg Convention (The Queen on the Application of MK(Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department)
- Supreme Court refers question of public interest in disclosure about mobile phone masts to ECJ (Office of Communications v Information Commissioner)
- Teacher subject to disciplinary proceedings entitled to legal representation if his name is to be added to children protection register (Governors of X School v R(on the Application of G) (Claimant) & Y City Council and Secretary of State for Children and Schools and Families (Interveners) & Equality and Human Rights Commission (Interested Party))
- Jewish Free School policy on admissions in breach of race relations law (R (on the application of E) (Respondent) v (1) JFS Governing Body (2) Admissions Panel of JFS (Appellants) : R (on the application of E) (Respondent) v (1) JFS Governing Body (2) Admissions Panel of JFS (Appellants) & ORS (United Synagogue))
29 March 2010
- European Court rejects UK pensioners’ top-up claim
- Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for control order scheme to be discontinued
- Sharper teeth for the European Court of Human Rights?
- European Commission warns the UK about unfair cost of challenging environmental decisions
- Not unlawful for a Roman Catholic adoption agency to reject same-sex couples
- Are civil partnerships compatible with human rights law?
- Does the Human Rights Act apply to the Battlefield?
20 March 2010
- Not unlawful for a Roman Catholic adoption agency to reject same-sex couples (19 March 2010)
- Education not recognised as a “civil right” under Convention due process rules (12 March 2010)
- Exceptionally serious circumstances must be established to resist extradition order says Supreme Court (5 March 2010)
- EU Directive on Refugee status does not enhance asylum rights under Strasbourg Convention (28 February 2010)
- Mutual confidentiality between intelligence services trumped by open justice requirements (25 February 2010)
- Hindu wins right to be cremated on a traditional funeral pyre (11 February 2010)