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UK Removal System ECHR Compliant

R (FI) v Secretary of State for the Home Department EWCA Civ 1272 (09 October 2014)

Jimmy Mubenga’s tragic death – caused by asphyxia because he was being manhandled by detention custody officers on an aircraft prior to its departure to Angola – is an unfortunate example of the extreme ways in which foreigners are sometimes treated in the UK. 1,896 more words


Not so much so Nigel Farage but Nigels' Farrago....

Before I start, here’s your starter for ten? How do you pronounce garage? Go on – try it out loud, I’m in no hurry. Done it? 1,262 more words


Human Rights or Bill of Rights?

Earlier this month, all three of the main political parties had their conferences and made clear what changes they would make to society if elected into government next year. 665 more words


‘First as tragedy, second as farce’

Things are getting a bit desperate here, reader; it’s been eight posts and almost a month of on-off blogging, yet there’s still not a journalistic job-offer in sight. 776 more words

Book Review: The Twilight of Human Rights Law, by Eric Posner

By Yasmin Morais

Posner, Eric A. The Twilight of Human Rights Law. Oxford University Press, 2014. 176 p.

“Human rights law has failed to accomplish its objectives. 667 more words

International Law

Does Cameron really believe in 'British Values'?

There has been much talk recently about the teaching of “British values”, largely in response to the controversy surrounding the so-called Trojan Horse conspiracy… 651 more words