Steve Eason | CreativeCommons
In my review of Adam Wagner’s Emergency State I talked about proportionality:
Proportionality is a key concept in human rights law, and Wagner’s approach and my […]
Adam Wagner has written a very interesting, highly readable and thought-provoking book about law and the pandemic, based on his professional experience in a number of important […]
I’m perhaps a few days late to commemorate the 60th anniversary of a great modern document—Dr Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, written in April 1963, but widely published […]
The government published its latest “future partnership paper” today on “Enforcement and dispute resolution”, and most of the attention it’s gathered—and the government’s spin—has been about its “dispute resolution” aspect. In other words, […]
Lords Pannick and Lester have form for writing together on human rights, and today Pannick writes on the subject in the Times, while Lester comments in The Brief.
Pannick makes fun of the long delay in […]
As we await David Cameron’s sovereignty plan this week, it might help to explain what we mean by “Parliamentary sovereignty”.
When we talk about Parliamentary sovereignty, we don’t mean a general notion […]
Here’s the opinion of the UN working group on arbitrary detention, which has concluded that Britain and Sweden have arbitrarily detained Julian Assange. It calls on both countries to release him, and pay him compensation.
We awoke to the extraordinary news that Julian Assange had announced he’d leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London tomorrow and submit to arrest if the UN working group on arbitrary detention turned down his complaint to […]
I’ve already criticised what I think is a fundamental contradiction undermining the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the Miranda case. But there’s another aspect of the judgment that I must mention, which may well be of more lasting […]
I’ve been following for some time David Miranda’s challenge to the lawfulness of his questioning at Heathrow airport in 2013. I wrote shortly after his detention; I covered his application for an injunction;