Practice Notes: Human rights

European Court of Human Rights dismisses ‘gay cake’ case

The ruling brings the seven-year legal battle to a close 

06 Jan 2022

R (AB) v Secretary of State for Justice [2021]: An unwavering allegiance to Strasbourg case law?

Joe Hume explores the UKSC’s position on solitary confinement

04 Jan 2022

Bill of Rights will ‘drive coach and horses’ through human rights law

The Law Society and human rights experts share concerns over the proposed overhaul 

23 Dec 2021

Human Rights Act consultation

The consultation closes in March 2022

14 Dec 2021

Human Rights Day

The Law Society has honoured those who defended human rights in Afghanistan

10 Dec 2021

The past, present and uncertain future of US abortion law

Alexia Korberg, Daniella Lorenzo and Tatiana Laing assess the struggles to protect reproduction rights in the US

09 Dec 2021

Climate refugees: what should be done

Sharmistha Michaels argues governments should be more accommodating towards refugees fleeing the impacts of climate change

06 Dec 2021

Situation of Afghan legal professionals ‘increasingly a cause for alarm’ 

This is particular concern for women judges and lawyers, who are especially likely to be at risk

19 Aug 2021

What next for EU citizens in the UK?

Marcia Longdon and Tim Richards argue that while the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme has had some successes, late applicants will test the Home Office&rsqu

11 Aug 2021

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