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    Islamic divorce in the English courts: human rights and sharia law

Islamic divorce in the English courts: human rights and sharia law

As the majority of Muslim marriages in England are not legally recognised, women are in a particularly vulnerable position should those marriages break down. However, in one recent case a novel judgment has opened the door for the wife to seek some financial recourse. Alistair Jones perceives this to be a significant development, yet he also stresses that legal solutions have […]

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    Four policy proposals to improve disabled people’s employment and pay

Four policy proposals to improve disabled people’s employment and pay

To make employment inclusive for people living with disability or health conditions, there is an urgent need to rethink both how we campaign for change as well as what policy changes we are pushing for. Based on her work with the LSE, Liz Sayce discusses four key proposals that would make the workplace accessible, fair, and inclusive.

In the endeavours of […]

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    Complicity in the death penalty: just how out of step are Javid’s actions with British policy?

Complicity in the death penalty: just how out of step are Javid’s actions with British policy?

The Home Secretary recently agreed to assist the US in the prosecution of two formerly British men without seeking assurances that they would not face the death penalty. Bharat Malkani writes that, while this particular case was out of step with usual policy, there’s more to understanding British complicity in human rights abuses. 

On 23 July, it was revealed that the Home […]

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    Automation and the billionaires’ dystopia: how to defend economic democracy

Automation and the billionaires’ dystopia: how to defend economic democracy

The narrative that automation will lead to mass unemployment and thus people should settle for a basic income rather than good jobs needs to be challenged, writes Ewan McGaughey. He explains how the law can help secure fair wages and working conditions for everyone.

Technology today lets us create a paradise on Earth, where scarcity and poverty will be forgotten, but […]

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    Is the government changing its stance towards asylum seekers? Don’t hold your breath

Is the government changing its stance towards asylum seekers? Don’t hold your breath

Olivia Bridge discusses the latest changes in government policy on matters concerning asylum seekers. She argues that far from improving the currently insufficient and controversial system, the government appears to have no desire to step down from its hostile environment policy.

The UK is currently experiencing an unprecedented rise in support for asylum seekers: 47% Britons believe refugees ought to […]

Ending UK involvement in torture: lip service is not enough

The Intelligence and Security Committee recently published its report on British involvement in torture up to 2010 and as part of the ‘war on terror’. Ruth Blakeley and Sam Raphael comment on the report, and explain how the government must respond in order to comply with its human rights obligations.

The long-delayed reports of the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security […]

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    The Supreme Court’s decision on Northern Ireland’s abortion law – what now?

The Supreme Court’s decision on Northern Ireland’s abortion law – what now?

Kathryn McNeilly, Fiona Bloomer, and Claire Pierson explain the background and implications of the recent ruling which, although found Northern Ireland’s abortion law to be incompatible with human rights law, dismissed the case on technical grounds.

In recent weeks abortion has been a highly topical issue in Ireland, north and south. Following the referendum decision in the Republic of Ireland […]

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    UK influence after Brexit: the Commonwealth should be seen as a network, not as an excuse

UK influence after Brexit: the Commonwealth should be seen as a network, not as an excuse

Portraying the Commonwealth as a group of trading partners who share similar values and that will bolster the UK’s influence and prosperity after Brexit is at best delusional, writes Fred Carver. He argues that while the Commonwealth can be used as a diplomatic network in certain cases, it should not be used as a catch-all excuse for trade […]

April 14th, 2018|Brexit, Featured|6 Comments|