Category Archives: Human Rights

Eweida: what it all means

I’ve been trying to work out what the ECtHR’s judgment in Eweida and others v United Kingdom means for UK discrimination law. I won’t spend time dissecting the judgment itself or the facts that have led up to it. This … Continue reading

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Actually, Eweida has a point but she’ll still lose today

Nadia Eweida has a point.

I’m not saying I agree with the way she has handled all this, nor with the “persecution of Christians” narrative with which she (and the religious groups that have funded her case) is now associated. But the EAT and the Court of Appeal made a hash job of deciding her case, and here’s why. Continue reading

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Prisoner voting: just get over it (and other random thoughts)

Slightly out of the way of my normal fare today, and probably not very coherent as a result. But I’m going to get a few random thoughts off my chest over this whole human rights / prisoner voting / withdrawal from Strasbourg debate that’s going on this week. My opinion in short is that Parliament should get off its high horse, stop bellyaching about Strasbourg “eating away at our sovereignty”, and get on with passing a sensible law. And in my view, a sensible law says that everyone has to vote. Continue reading

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