Tag Archives: European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

Court of Appeal decision clarifies the proper scope of the rules governing diplomatic immunity

The recent Court of Appeal decision of W (Appellant) v H (Respondent) [2016] EWCA Civ 176 has clarified the scope of diplomatic immunity under English law. The Court of Appeal overturned a first instance decision that a husband (H) could … Continue reading

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The human right to water: defences to investment treaty violations

At times, and for a variety of reasons, states will regulate the market in the furtherance of public-policy objectives—including to implement specific human rights obligations. Where investment agreements are in place, these kinds of measures may trigger an investor’s claim … Continue reading

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UK Government plan to replace the English Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights

After winning an outright majority at the general election, the new UK Government is pressing ahead with its manifesto promise to “scrap the Human Rights Act and introduce a British Bill of Rights“. However, few details have emerged about precisely … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills acts for JUSTICE in intervention in Supreme Court case

Herbert Smith Freehills acted for JUSTICE, a UK based law reform and human rights organisation, in relation to its intervention in Susan Smith & Others v Ministry of Defence. The case was heard by the Supreme Court during the week … Continue reading

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