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Resources tagged with "International Law"

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    Armed Drones and Judicial Review

    January 5 2017 | Conference papers | By Sean Aughey

    The UK Government’s use of remotely-piloted armed Reaper drones to conduct lethal strikes abroad, without placing the operator at risk of injury or capture, has given rise to considerable concerns of legality, transparency and accountability. Armed drones are not prohibited weapons under international law. However, drone strikes raise serious legal issues, which differ depending on the circumstances in which strikes are carried out.

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    Top Public Law Cases of the Year 2016

    November 2 2016 | Conference papers | By Monica Carss-Frisk QC, Iain Steele & Nusrat Zar

    The number and diversity of JR cases is now such that a review of the year can only hope to cover a small sample of the Administrative Court’s workload. The selection of cases here (from September 2015 to August 2016) necessarily reflects our personal choice, and no doubt there are many others that could have been included. We have each picked three cases. They are summarised in chronological order.

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    The postive duties on the state to investigate trafficking and protect victims

    July 15 2016 | Conference papers | By Catherine Meredith

    This presentation looks at the core duties to investigate, identify, and protect; the source of those duties; and their application in situations where the police and the Home Office are most likely to come into contact with victims - enforcement action, immigration crime raids, police stations, prisons, detention centres, screening, immigration procedures, and visa posts.



    May 12 2016 | Conference papers | By Henrietta Hill QC

    The “duty” on the State to conduct an investigation into events of significant public concern or interest is not in fact a single duty, but incorporates some duties, and a wide range of powers, derived from common law, statutory and international law sources, which can often overlap in the same case. This is one of two papers by Henrietta Hill QC and Adam Straw presented as part of PLP's 'By Public Demand: Inquiries, Investigations and the Law confercne in April 2016.

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    Lions under the Throne

    December 2 2015 | Research | By Stephen Sedley

    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.

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    Article 14: Discrimination in State Benefit Cases

    November 6 2015 | Conference papers | By Jamie Burton

    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.

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    Private Law Claims under Article 2 & 3 ECHR

    July 10 2015 | Conference papers | By Heather Williams QC & Jesse Nicholls

    This paper considers how to use the protective and investigative obligations under Articles 2 and 3 in private law claims to secure accountability where public authorities fail to protect people in their care, fail to investigate and protect people against risks posed by other private individuals, or fail to investigate violations of the state's duty to protect people from death and serious harm.

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    Extra-territorial accountability

    July 10 2015 | Conference papers | By Nikolaus Grubeck

    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.

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    Private law claims in immigration detention cases

    July 1 2015 | Conference papers | By Alison Pickup, Martha Spurrier & Harriet Wistrich

    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.

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    Environmental Damages

    June 26 2015 | Conference papers | By Richard Moules

    This document addresses civil remedies to enforce UK environmental law with emphasis on private law claims (public and private nuisance, Rylands v Fletcher liability and negligence) and damages under the Human Rights Act 1998. It also covers the impact of the Aarhus Convention on procedural issues relevant to private law environmental claims, including costs protection and access to environmental information.

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    The European Charter on Fundamental Rights

    October 20 2014 | Conference papers | By Hugh Southey QC

    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.

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    Learning the lessons from the cutting edge: The Mau Mau case

    May 12 2014 | Conference papers | By Daniel Leader

    The Mau Mau case made legal history in 2013 when the British Government compensated and issued an apology to 5,000 Kenyans who had been tortured whilst detained by the British colony prior to independence in 1963. This paper outlines the factual and legal issues which arose in the course of the litigation.

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    A Year in Judicial Review 2013

    November 8 2013 | Conference papers | By Nathalie Lieven QC

    There are by now so many JR cases, which cover such a broad range of topics that a talk such as this is necessarily nothing more than a personal choice, and cannot hope to be comprehensive. What is set out below is merely a few cases from 2013 which may be of general interest. There will be many others which are relevant to your particular cases and practices.