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Supreme Court on EU and ECHR proportionality - back to basics

R (ota Lumsdon) v Legal Services Board UKSC 41, 24 June 2015 (see judgment)

The Supreme Court has reminded us, in a tour de force… 2,216 more words

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Withdrawal of nutrition and hydration would not offend right to life - Strasbourg Court

Lambert and Others v. France (application no. 46043/14) – read judgment

In an important step away from Pretty v UK, the Grand Chamber of the Strasbourg Court has upheld the right of to die with dignity by ruling that there would be no violation of… 2,305 more words

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Birth certificate cannot be retrospectively changed to reflect father's gender reassignment

JK, R(on the application of) v Secretary of State for Home Department and another EWHC 990 (Admin) 20 April 2015 – read judgment

This case concerned… 1,848 more words

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Letting in a chink of light to closed material cases : Bank Mellat again

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury EWHC 3631 (Admin), Collins J, 5 November 2014 –  read judgment UPDATED POST

Fireworks here from Collins J in making sure that Bank Mellat got some disclosure of information in its fight to discharge a financial restriction order against it. 1,181 more words

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Beyond Sark: The implications of the Barclay case

Although at one level astonishingly complex, the issues at stake in R (Barclay) v Secretary of State for Justice (No 2)  UKSC 54 (press summary… 2,182 more words

Constitutional Law

Decision to deny certain self-employed women maternity benefits violated CEDAW (Elisabeth de Blok et al. v. the Netherlands)

In 1998, the Netherlands established mandatory insurance for self-employed workers (and certain other categories of workers). The scheme insured against the risk of loss of income due to inability to work and, … 860 more words