Practice Notes: Human rights

Laws allowing ‘unpredictably high’ libel damages awards breach press freedom

Rules preventing judges from giving juries detailed directions breach article 10 ECHR, says Strasbour

15 Jun 2017

Supreme Court: NI residents must pay for abortions in England

Health secretary has a duty to prevent illness arising from an unwanted pregnancy, say dissentin

14 Jun 2017

Justice comes first for housing and immigration practitioners

Government ministers must understand the challenges facing social welfare lawyers, Quazim Khan tells Matthe

14 Jun 2017

Strasbourg court grants Charlie Gard’s parents six days to make substantive application

Suspensive measure extended to prevent ‘serious and irreparabl

13 Jun 2017

New justice secretary pledges support to independent judiciary

David Lidington: respect for rule of law but unclear voting record on socia

12 Jun 2017

New Lord Chancellor gives lawyers cause for concern and hope

Here’s hoping David Lidington understands his oath better than his predecessors, writes John van de

12 Jun 2017

Strasbourg court grants emergency hearing in Charlie Gard appeal

ECtHR to consider whether there has been a breach of article 8 rights to privacy and famil

09 Jun 2017

Strasbourg court to consider Gard case after Supreme Court refuses appeal

Pre-emptive application to ECHR questions possible breach of article

08 Jun 2017

Theresa May ‘pretends human rights are the problem’ in fight against terrorism

Prime minister’s ‘dead cat’ diversion comes under fire ahead of genera

07 Jun 2017

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