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Resources tagged with "EU Law"
December 2 2015 | Research
Sir Stephen Sedley and Cambridge University Press (CUP) have allowed us to publish the introduction to Lions under the Throne, Essays on the History of English Public Law. The first part of this chapter sketches the early growth of English public law. The second part tries to describe what it was like to be involved in the modern take-off of public law as it roused itself from its long sleep.
November 6 2015 | Conference papers
There are no enforceable economic, social or cultural rights in the UK. Although the UK has ratified ICESCR it has not been incorporated into domestic law and the ECHR is of course primarily concerned with civil and political rights. Therefore it is generally uncontroversial that there are no rights to state benefits or social security in the UK. The attempts that have been made to infer such rights under ECHR have largely failed.
November 6 2015 | Conference papers
The current Government was elected on a promise to cut £12 billion from the social security budget. Detailed plans were announced post-election in the July 2015 Summer Budget and legislation has been published in the form of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill (‘the Bill’). This paper considers whether proposals, as currently drafted, are lawful and specifically whether current measures in the Bill comply with domestic and international law.
October 22 2015 | Conference papers
This paper surveys the significant decisions and developments in discrimination cases this year that are likely to be of most relevance for public law claims.
July 10 2015 | Conference papers
This is the powerpoint accompanying a presentation by Nikolaus Grubeck on extra-territorial accountability. The presentation covered the scope of extra-territorial accountability; issues and degrees of involvement; causes of action; jurisdiction; applicable law; defences and a discussion of practicalities.
July 1 2015 | Conference papers
This paper covers some of the key issues that arise in private law immigration detention claims, as opposed to public law claims. It is not exhaustive but aims to provide an overview of the points that lawyers bringing civil claims need to be aware of. The session is intended to be discursive and we are happy to deal with any questions or conundrums as we go along, either arising out of the areas covered below, or relating to other issues that come up in immigration detention civil claims.
October 20 2014 | Conference papers
The European Charter on Fundamental Rights is increasingly being relied on in judicial review. However there is some confusion about what it is and when it can be relied upon. This talk / paper will attempt to clarify some of the key issues.
The 'General Power of Competence' in the Localism Act: Devolving Democracy or the End of Accountability?October 15 2012 | Audio files
The Localism Act is intended to give 'new freedom and flexibility' to local government, increase the power of communities and individuals, and to reform the planning and housing systems to enable decisions to be taken at a local level. Is this the unfettering of local government from central control, or the end of accountability?