High Court finds against woman with disability seeking more appropriate housing

The High Court has found against a young woman with physical and mental disabilities in her appeal to be rehoused. The applicant, Elizabeth Mulhare, suffers from cerebral palsy...

Belfast court rejects two challenges to Brexit

Two of the first legal challenges to Brexit have been rejected by a Belfast court. A high court judge ruled that the Good Friday agreement in 1998 could...

Supreme court rules parliament must have vote to trigger article 50

Justices rule by eight to three against government over EU exit, but ministers do not need devolved assemblies’ consent The government has lost its fast-tracked appeal to the...

Charity takes legal action against Home Office over child refugees

Lawyers for a leading refugee charity have begun legal proceedings against the Home Office, arguing that ministers have failed in obligations to give sanctuary to some of...

US District Court allows constitutional challenge proceed to protect future generations from climate change

A District Court Judge in Oregon has accused the federal government of failing to protect future generations from climate change, in rejecting a motion to dismiss a...

EU Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

Today, European Union leaders have solemnly proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights at the Social Summit for fair jobs and growth in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Pillar was first announced...

ECtHR clarifies jurisprudence on criteria for pre-trial detention

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has reviewed existing case law in relation to pre-trial detention in the case of Buzadji v the Republic of Moldova. ...

Court of justice – EU/Turkey statement

The General Court declares that it lacks jurisdiction to hear and determine the actions brought by three asylum seekers against the EU-Turkey statement which seeks to resolve...

Denmark’s Supreme Court sets aside CJEU preliminary ruling in employment age discrimination case

The Danish Supreme Court has chosen to set aside a preliminary ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which held that the Danish...

Department of Foreign Affairs launches National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020

The Department of Foreign Affairs has launched its National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020 which promises to “promote responsible business practices at home and overseas...