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Law 2017-04-26T15:58:38+00:00

Law Articles

Not for wimps: the pragmatic case for human rights

Internationally recognised human rights standards are an essential benchmark for anyone who seeks an informed view on the laws governing terrorism, surveillance and extremism. But contrary to the belief propagated by some, those standards do not amount to unrealistic aspirations, dreamed [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Law, Security|Tags: , , |

Purdah – Lifting the Veil

During this General Election campaign there have been several disputes over the application of pre-election purdah - ironically, a practice that was specifically designed to avoid imbroiling the Civil Service in controversy. My own last report as Independent Reviewer, on Deportation [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Law, Media|Tags: , , , , |

Brexit: the security dimension

My article about Brexit and Security ("Terrorism: the EU picture") has just been published in Counsel Magazine.  In summary: The leadership role in the EU exercised by the UK in matters relating to security (in particular [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Brexit, KEEPING, Law, Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Terrorism, surveillance and extremism – recent case law

I lectured to the Hart Judicial Review conference in December on recent developments in the case law concerning terrorism, surveillance and extremism. My handout is here and the accompanying PowerPoint presentation is here.

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Law|Tags: , , , , |