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    1. May 18, 2016

      Cameron vision of fairer Britain overshadowed by Brexit divisions

      David Cameron tried on Wednesday to escape the shadow of the EU referendum, with a Queen’s Speech marking out what he...

    2. David Allen Green

      May 9, 2016

      The devastating Lords report on the British Bill of Rights

      A significant parliamentary report is published today. It is a report about something that has not happened yet, and...

    1. David Allen Green

      April 27, 2016

      Theresa May, Hillsborough, human rights law and the politics of superficiality

      On Monday, Theresa May gave a speech where, contrary to the policy of the UK government, she called for the country to...

    2. April 25, 2016

      May plays both sides with attack on Europe rights convention

      Theresa May, home secretary, has called for Britain to pull out of the European Convention of Human Rights, amid...

    3. April 25, 2016

      May raises prospect of UK leaving Convention on Human Rights

      Theresa May, home secretary, has raised the prospect of Britain leaving the European Convention on Human Rights, saying...

    4. Brussels Blog

      March 17, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Burden of proof

      This is Thursday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    5. March 8, 2016

      Berlin/Ankara migration pact — wrecking ball or silver bullet?

      It may be politically explosive, but the concept behind a plan crafted by Germany and Turkey to end Europe’s migrant...

    6. February 15, 2016

      Tories looks to tame power of European courts

      A decade ago, the convicted killer John Hirst celebrated victory over the British government when a Strasbourg court...

    7. Brussels Blog

      February 10, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Dublin's Greece problem

      This is Wednesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    8. February 2, 2016

      Tories back away from human rights pledge

      The government has backed away from an election promise to scrap European human rights legislation, with Michael Gove...

    9. January 19, 2016

      Workplace surveillance is sparking a cyber rebellion

      Six judges sent a frisson of fear through the workplaces of Europe last week when they said a company had been within...

    10. Tech blog

      January 14, 2016

      #techFT - Tech to feed a growing world

      Feeding the world in 2050 will require major tech advances, the Pope has a Friday meeting with Google, SoundCloud has...

    11. January 13, 2016

      Bosses reading your emails are not breaching your privacy

      Workers of Europe beware: your employer may have the right to read those personal emails and instant messages you send...

    12. October 16, 2015

      Tories urged to show caution on European human rights

      The UK has been urged by Europe’s top human rights watchdog not to endanger freedoms in Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere...

    13. October 14, 2015

      Tribunal says MPs have no special legal protection from spies

      Britain’s parliamentarians do not have special privileges in law protecting them from surveillance, judges have said,...

    14. October 6, 2015

      EU judges deliver difficult verdicts for David Cameron

      Europe roared back as an issue at the Conservative party conference on Tuesday as EU judges delivered two difficult...

    15. August 25, 2015

      Italy struggles to pass gay rights law for same-sex couples

      Everything is ready for the wedding between Fabio and Franco, a young Italian gay couple. The announcement has been...

    16. August 13, 2015

      Azerbaijan jails human rights couple Leyla and Arif Yunus

      An Azerbaijani court on Thursday handed lengthy jail sentences to two of the country’s most prominent human rights...

    17. July 24, 2015

      Thousands of new mothers in UK forced to give up jobs

      Tens of thousands of new mothers are being forced out of their jobs each year in the UK, according to research that...

    18. June 15, 2015

      UK’s PM criticised for defending bill at Magna Carta anniversary

      David Cameron has marked the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta — the document that “changed the world” — with a...

    19. David Allen Green

      May 12, 2015

      Why repealing the Human Rights Act is not going to be easy

      The United Kingdom’s Conservative party no longer has to share power as part of a coalition. Now it has a majority in...

    20. May 11, 2015

      Conservative party sets sights on scrapping human rights act

      When the Conservatives return to parliament next week unshackled from coalition government, they will immediately fire...

    21. April 29, 2015

      Brussels takes a tougher line on Roma discrimination

      When Christian Mikova, a 10-year-old Czech Romani, was taken to a psychiatrist and told he had mental disabilities, his...

    22. April 21, 2015

      Australia’s migrant strategy unlikely to offer model for Europe

      As European leaders search for a response to a desperate migration crisis that has led to thousands of drownings in the...

    23. February 18, 2015

      UK admits spies broke human rights laws

      Secret policies for eavesdropping on private conversations between lawyers and their clients by British spy agencies do...

    24. February 18, 2015

      Poland agrees to pay 2 victims of CIA rendition

      Poland will be the first country to pay damages for participating in the US Central Intelligence Agency’s secret...

    25. February 10, 2015

      Voting ban violates UK prisoners’ rights

      The UK has violated the human rights of more than 1,000 prisoners by denying them the vote, according to a ruling by...

    26. October 7, 2014

      Frans Timmermans promises to slash EU red tape

      Frans Timmermans, the man who would likely oversee any UK renegotiation of its membership with the EU, laid out a...

    27. October 3, 2014

      David Cameron’s gift to the continent’s dark forces

      If David Cameron is to have a chance of winning next year’s general election, he needs to stop the Conservatives...

    28. October 3, 2014

      UK Conservative party set to defy Europe on human rights

      Britain will quit the European Court of Human Rights unless other countries agree to let the UK disregard its rulings,...

    29. October 3, 2014

      Tory resentment of Strasbourg comes to head

      The Tories have long resented the rulings of European human rights judges. On Friday they struck back. Announcing plans...

    30. October 2, 2014

      A human rights distortion that has harmed UK sovereignty

      The edifice of human rights law now in force in Britain traces its origins to our forebears’ efforts to reconstruct...

    31. September 22, 2014

      UBS to post €1.1bn bail in French tax case

      UBS will have to post €1.1bn bail to French investigators to cover a potential fine for alleged money laundering, after...

    32. David Allen Green

      September 16, 2014

      English judges, free expression, and the criminal law

      Another day, another case before the English courts where the issue is whether someone should face criminal liability...

    33. August 17, 2014

      Human rights reform unlikely ‘without leaving EU’

      Senior Conservatives’ desire to claw back human rights powers from Europe could prove unworkable unless the UK leaves...

    34. August 12, 2014

      UK prisoners lose case for damages over votes

      European judges have spared Britain from paying damages to prisoners whose human rights were violated because they were...

    35. July 31, 2014

      Moscow ordered to pay Yukos shareholders €1.9bn

      The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay €1.9bn ($2.5bn) in damages to shareholders of the defunct...

    36. July 17, 2014

      ‘British bill of rights’ moves up Tory agenda

      David Cameron’s Conservatives have long been calling on the prime minister to reassert the sovereignty of parliament...

    37. July 17, 2014

      Britain should stay inside the ECHR

      Ever since David Cameron promised to reclaim powers from Europe, many observers have wondered what the British prime...

    38. The World

      July 15, 2014

      Hague, Hammond, human rights and Europe

      By an accident of timing, William Hague’s departure from the Foreign Office has come on the same day as the...

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