by Tanzil Chowdhury The new Justice Secretary Liz Truss, and the third non-lawyer in a row to be appointed for the position, recently gave evidence to the House of Commons Justice Committee pledging her government’s commitment to scrap the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and replace it with a ‘British Bill of Rights’ (BBoR). However,… Read More
Jean Charles de Menezes and the limits of human rights
By Gracie Mae Bradley “In truth, if any officer reasonably decides that he must use lethal force, it will inevitably be because it is absolutely necessary to do so.” Collins J in (Bennett) v HM Coroner for Inner London  Last week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or Court) handed down its judgment… Read More
“Muslim women” on trial; Western society the judge
Co-opting Narratives of the Other by Yasmine Nagaty “There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” This is the famous assertion made by renowned author and political activist Arundhati Roy. The term, “giving voice to the voiceless”- with which we are now all too familiar… Read More
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