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Caped Crusaders and Princely Rights - The Human Rights Round-Up

Laura Profumo runs through the week’s human rights headlines.

In the News:

The Conservative party published its manifesto last week. The document makes for curious reading, writes academic… 1,054 more words

In The News

Transparency in the Court of Protection: press should be allowed names

A healthcare NHS Trust v P & Q EWCOP (13 March 2015) – read judgment

The Court of Protection has clarified the position on revealing the identity of an incapacitated adult where reporting restrictions apply. 801 more words

In The News

Refuge in Audacity?

…or a long story on a lot of not very much.

It’s been a busy few weeks for me. In the past few weeks on the Diploma I’ve had 6 or 7 assessments, some written, some oral and some both. 2,034 more words


Reporting restriction orders and anonymisation

This Court of Protection case raised, and answered, an important question that was causing people doubts, in relation to Reporting Restriction Orders. It has broader implications than just Court of Protection cases. 1,800 more words

Case Law

Article 11 and the Met's "pay to protest" proposal

A number of campaigning groups were recently informed by the Metropolitan Police that Scotland Yard would no longer provide traffic management at their planned demonstrations. Instead, these groups would be required to devise their own road closure plans and to pay a private security firm to carry out the task. 1,514 more words

In The News

The Big Fat Gypsy Judicial Review

Traveller Movement v Ofcom and Channel 4, EWHC 406 (Admin), 20 February 2015 – read judgment

One of the nation’s great televisual fascinations last week became the unlikely subject of an Administrative Court judgment that demonstrates the limits of common law standards of fairness, as well as the lightness of touch applied by the courts when reviewing the decision-making of the media regulator. 1,523 more words

Human Rights