Tag: Human rights

Home Office delay of 9 years ‘critical’ in deportation appeal

When a “foreign criminal” wins an appeal against a deportation order made by the Secretary of State, it’s routine for the […]

End of the line for Article 8 defences in private possession proceedings?

The Supreme Court has just given judgment in the long anticipated case of McDonald (by her litigation friend Duncan J McDonald) v […]

the justice gap: High Court rejects doctors’ challenge over right to a fair trial in disciplinary cases

The justice gap blog have kindly re-posted a re-jigged version of my article about a legal challenge to the fairness […]

Do the new GMC rules breach doctors’ rights to a fair trial?

The short answer is ‘no’, according to the High Court in R (British Medical Association) v The General Medical Council […]

New guidance on “deport first, appeal later” powers

New guidance is now available on the government’s “deport first, appeal later” policy and powers. The old guidance was deemed […]

Strategic Litigation on Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains

I’ve written before about what the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) might mean for those affected, including businesses whose […]

Less than zero: how the UK forces poverty on asylum seekers and why it’s about to get worse

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK are homeless, destitute and living in poverty. Banned from working and barred […]

the justice gap: Supreme Court strengthens protection of mentally ill trapped in detention

The Justice Gap blog have kindly published an updated version of my post about the detention of mentally ill persons […]

When should persons with severe mental illnesses be released from immigration detention?

Indefinite immigration detention can have a disastrous effect on mental health. In 2015 alone, there was an average of one […]