Human rights

Rape as a tool of war

Sexual violence against women is no longer seen as just a by-product of conflict, yet there is still more to be done to ensure perpetrators of rape are brought to justice, writes Hilary Lennox

MoUs against torture: Worth the paper they’re written on?

It may be difficult to comply with human rights law while deporting those accused of terrorism, but scrapping the Human Rights Act is not the answer, says Ben Keith

Overcoming businesses’ misconception of human rights

Junior lawyers are well placed to promote shared values and benefit from those who fail to see their importance, writes Matthew Allan

Human rights and public law in the courts

Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC considers some of the judgments of constitutional and public importance that have been handed down this year

Lawyers back inquiry over inquest into Grenfell fire

Interests of the victims must not be sidelined, says human rights solicitor

High Court hears challenge to government’s closure of Dubs scheme

Government consultation with local authorities was ‘seriously flawed’, says human rights solicitor

Laws allowing ‘unpredictably high’ libel damages awards breach press freedom

Rules preventing judges from giving juries detailed directions breach article 10 ECHR, says Strasbourg court