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Were the March 2020 lockdown restrictions lawfully imposed? (Part 2) — Emmet Coldrick

Emmet Coldrick is a barrister at Quadrant Chambers, London.  The opinions expressed in this article are the personal opinions of its author. Legal scrutiny of the provisions discussed in this piece is warranted but should not be taken to question the requirement to obey the regulations. The first article in this two-part analysis... go to Article >

Were the March 2020 lockdown restrictions lawfully imposed? (Part 1) — Emmet Coldrick

27 Days ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

Emmet Coldrick is a barrister at Quadrant Chambers, London.  The opinions expressed in this article are the personal opinions of its author. Legal scrutiny of the provisions discussed in this piece is warranted but should not be taken to question... read more

New Coronavirus Restrictions Imposed In Parts Of UK As Cases Increase

39 Days ago News Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Tough new Covid-19 lockdown measures have been announced for parts of the UK as cases continued to rise and the R number climbed above one. New measures banning people from mixing in homes and gardens will be imposed on Birmingham, Solihull and... read more

Dominic Cummings Row 'Fatally Undermined' Covid-19 Fight Says Scientific Advisor, And Four Other Stories You Need To Know

149 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Get the latest on coronavirus. Sign up to the Daily Brief for news, explainers, how-tos, opinion and more. The PM’s handling of the row over Dominic Cummings’ 260-mile lockdown trip has “fatally undermined” the fight against Covid-19, a... read more

The Weekly Round-Up: Three Tiers

1 Day ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

In this week's Round-Up: new Covid-19 regulations, dissent from Labour and Manchester, the impact of remote hearings on the family court system, and a Supreme Court judgement on Orthodox-only social housing. The post The Weekly Round-Up: Three... read more

When is it too harsh to separate a child from their parent?

4 Days ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

HA (Iraq) [2020] EWCA Civ 1176 and AA (Nigeria) [2020] EWCA Civ 1296 There has, in recent years, been a proliferation of case law on appeals against deportation by foreign national criminals on grounds of private and family life.  The statutory... read more

The UK Internal Market Bill: mother of all ouster clauses – Ronan Cormacain

5 Days ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill is due for second reading in the House of Lords on 19 October 2020.  It is not an understatement to say that the Bill contains provisions which represent one of the most egregious assaults on the Rule of... read more

When will there be unlawful detention under the Detained Fast Track system?

6 Days ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

The Court of Appeal has delivered a judgment in PN (Uganda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1213 regarding unlawful detention under the Detained Fast Track system, which indicates that a fact sensitive approach must... read more

The Weekly Round-up: Operation Cygnus, lawyers in the firing line, and a new undercover policing bill

7 Days ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

In the news The ‘second wave’ of UK coronavirus cases is continuing to surge. The government’s scientific experts have warned that we are at a ‘critical moment’ for handling the pandemic, after daily case numbers doubled this week. In... read more

Folk Heroes, Villains and the Overseas Operations Bill — Conall Mallory

8 Days ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill is currently progressing through Parliament. Billed as one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in recent years, it was anticipated that the Second Reading in late September... read more

Schrems 2 for the UK? CJEU Ruling Threatens Future Adequacy Talks

10 Days ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

Case C‑623/17 The CJEU ruled on Tuesday that Directive 2002/58/EC (‘the Directive’) precludes national legislation from ordering telecommunication companies to transfer data in a “general and indiscriminate” manner to security agencies, even for... read more

Court of Appeal dismisses challenge to increase in state pension age

11 Days ago Politics Source: Ukhumanrightsblog.com

In Delve and Anor v SSfWP [2020] EWCA Civ 1199, the Court of Appeal dismissed the challenge brought against the series of Pensions Acts between 1995 and 2014 which equalised the state pension age for women with that of men by raising the state... read more