Category: Human rights

Pregnant then Screwed? High Court finds no discrimination in pandemic payments to self-employed mothers

An unsuccessful judicial review challenge to the impact of pandemic support payments to self-employed mothers sheds light on the equality outcomes of UK government policy

High Court finds ‘huge delay’ in the Home Office provision of asylum support accommodation

The Court found that the lack of effective monitoring rendered the government’s system of asylum support unlawful and discriminatory

Why maladministration claims just got even tougher 🤨⚖️

At a time when coronavirus legislation has softened the duties on local authorities to meet adult social care needs, a recent decision of the High Court has made it harder for claimants to use human rights law to seek compensation for delays and maladministration.

Home Office to face negligence claim over visa document delays

A new decision by the Court of Appeal confirms that the Home Office may be held liable in negligence for unreasonable delays in providing visa documents and that the Upper Tribunal can award damages in such claims.

Free Q&A on recent EU children’s rights case in the Upper Tribunal

The Upper Tribunal has taken a significant step forward for the protection of the rights of undocumented EU children in the UK, in the reported case of MS (British citizenship; EEA appeals) Belgium [2019] UKUT 356 (IAC). Download my Q&A for LexisNexis here.

Court of Appeal to hear legal challenge to automated facial recognition technology

In a world first, the UK’s senior Court will hear Mr Bridges’ claim that police use of automated facial recognition technology infringed his right to privacy, data protection and discriminated contrary to the Equality Act 2010. Here’s an overview of this ground-breaking case.

New post for freemovement.org on EU children’s rights case in the Upper Tribunal

The Upper Tribunal has taken a significant step forward for the protection of the rights of undocumented EU children in the UK, in the reported case of MS (British citizenship; EEA appeals) Belgium [2019] UKUT 356 (IAC). Read my coverage of the case for freemovement.org.

Avoiding real injustices: re-opening finally determined civil appeals

In a rare step, the Court of Appeal has granted an application to re-open an appeal where the judge deciding it did not have the right documents and the appellant had nowhere else to turn for a remedy against a Home Office family visa refusal.

NHS boss sacked for airing anti-LGBT beliefs loses discrimination complaints

In an era of identity politics where ‘culture wars’ pit minority groups against one another, how can the Equality Act 2010 achieve fair and balanced outcomes? This case offers some answers.

Unlawfully detained EU national gets damages after legal challenge blocks removal

Bringing a judicial review claim which is unlikely to be dealt with quickly may render ongoing detention unlawful, according to a Court of Appeal decision.