UK Court of Appeal finds criminal record disclosure scheme breaches right to privacy

The UK Court of Appeal has found the UK system of requiring disclosure of previous criminal convictions in certain circumstances in breach of the right to privacy. 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...

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...

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...

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. ...

Agreement paves way for Irish adoptions from Philippines

An agreement allowing Irish people to adopt children from the Philippines has come into effect. An administrative agreement on intercountry adoption was signed by the the Adoption Authority...

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...

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...

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...