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Does the Rwanda affair support the repeal of the Rwanda Act or reform of the Human Rights Act 1998?

Introduction This blog examines the Rwanda saga and the constitutional dilemma created by the policy and passing of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024 (“the Rwanda Act”), together with its human rights implications. Once again, the application of the European Convention on Human Rights (“ECHR”) has enraged the UK Government and increased […]

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Legislation, human rights and the rule of law: what was wrong with the Northern Ireland Troubles Act 2023?

Steve Foster comments on the recent decision of the Northern Ireland High Court that finds the 2023 Act in breach of both the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

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Is Frontex and Dublin III the solution to the Channel migrant crisis?

Irregular migration – principally the stream of migrants seeking to enter the UK on small boats – looks set to be a key focal point in the forthcoming general election. The Prime Minister has made ‘stopping the boats’ a key pledge for 2023 – and one of the Government’s proposed solutions is the enactment of […]

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Coventry Law Journal

The first issue of the 28th volume of the Coventry Law Journal will be published in July 2023 and will be available on Westlaw. It will contain a variety of articles, recent developments, case notes, book reviews, as well as work from students. In the meantime, here is a  draft piece on Nigerian consumer rights law, written by […]

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No ID? No vote! Voter ID comes to Great Britain

The passing of the Elections Act 2022 means that individuals in Great Britain will be required to show photographic identification when voting at polling stations in some elections from May 2023. Ben Stanford explores the issues arising from the changes and suggests that rushing the introduction of voter ID in Great Britain is indicative of a wider pattern of recent democratic backsliding. 

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Outer Space: a possible save haven?

Outer space may become a place of succor or hiding to suspects who wish to evade prosecution and possible sentence for offences committed on earth. Many who are not aware of the prospect of outer space being a final frontier may seek to underplay what the environment has to offer to humans. The pristine environment […]

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Getting rid of the Human Rights Act and ‘European’ human rights law

Dr Steve Foster examines the government’s recent proposals to repealing the Human Rights Act 1998

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Asylum Seekers, the Government’s Rwandan policy and the Domestic and European Courts

Dr Steve Foster examines the legal battle in both the domestic courts and the Strasbourg Court over the legality of sending asylum seekers to Rwanda.

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How I Changed the Law

Dr Stuart MacLennan describes how a chance conversation with a former councillor led to him proposing changes to the law.

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The Little Red Schoolbook re-visited. Re-inventing fairy tales, public morals and free speech

Dr Steve Foster looks at the upcoming Grand Chamber hearing in Macatė v Lithuania, which will consider the legality of a domestic ban on a children’s book with Article 10 of the ECHR