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Human Rights Law
Human rights law is the body of international law designed to promote and protect human rights at the international, regional, and domestic levels.
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- 23NovTomorrow, 24 November 2015, the Court of Appeal will begin hearing an appeal by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) against a finding of the High Court in July 2014 that emergency, retrospective legislation...19NovIn the first Prime Ministers questions following the Paris terrorist attacks last Friday, David Cameron voiced his support in launching airstrikes against ISIL in Syria. This would be an addition to ongoing air strikes in...
Public Inquiry Into Undercover Police Operations Conducted By English And Welsh Police Forces Since 1968A public Inquiry into the undercover police operations conducted by English and Welsh police forces since 1968 has begun. Written submissions were sought by Mr Justice Pitchford (chairman to the Inquiry) on the 21st October...13NovPIL acts for Gulf War Veteran, Alex Izett, in his claim for full disclosure of all MOD documents related to what the MOD knew about the dangers of the vaccination administered to soldiers pre-deployment to...
Annual report published by International Criminal Court following two Communications on ‘The Responsibility of Officials of the United Kingdom for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse in Iraq from 2003-2008’Yesterday, 12 November 2015, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) published the Annual Report on Preliminary Examination Activities (2015). After receiving a Communication from Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) and the...10Nov
Court Of Appeal Unanimously Rules That Parliamentarians’ Right To Political Discussions Unlawfully Interfered WithThe Court of Appeal has today ruled that the continued refusal by state authorities to grant Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert entry clearance to visit the UK is unlawful. Mr Sehwerert is one of five Cuban nationals, known as the...
- 10NovPublic Interest Lawyers (PIL) are instructed by a number of Survivors of historical child sexual abuse to represent them in the Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry. It has recently come to light that some information supplied...6Nov
PIL International sends a Second Communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal CourtPublic Interest Lawyers International (PIL INT) submitted a Second Communication to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 15 June 2015, further detailing evidence of systematic detainee abuse in Iraq...
- 30OctNext week, from 3rd to 6th November 2015, Mr Justice Leggatt will hear further legal arguments on behalf of 1386 Iraqi civilians alleging unlawful killings and ill-treatment at the hands of the British military in...28Oct
R. (on the application of) Sheila Nyoni and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and SkillsFollowing the decision in Tigere (https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2014-0255-judgment.pdf) the Secretary of State adopted an interim policy (http://www.slc.co.uk/media/latest-news/policy-statement-interim-policy-for-handling-cases-following-the-supreme-court-ruling-in-the-case-of-tigere.aspx) for determining applications for student loans from people without settled status. In the case of Nyoni v SSBIS and SLC...
... We have enormous sympathy and the greatest respect for those who have acted with such determination and industry on behalf of the claimant ... the case has been conducted with great skill and very considerable restraint and economy ...
... We cannot part with this case without paying tribute to the claimants' legal advisers who, although greatly outnumbered by the Secretary of State's legal team, have persisted with their requests for disclosure skilfully and with commendable determination.
… All that is then necessary to say before leaving this appeal is that in my view the claimants’ lawyers, and particularly Mr. Phil Shiner, have rendered a valuable public service in bringing forward their clients’ claims and prosecuting them with such conspicuous skill and vigour.
PIL is an extraordinary firm of solicitors, who must be - certainly should be, the pride of the legal profession ...