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

Law Articles

A Spanish Fisherman – in his own words

Generations of law students have grown up on Factortame - the Spanish Fishermen's case that for more than 25 years defined the UK's constitutional relationship with Europe. My own memoir of the case (in which I represented [...]

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, Brexit, Law|Tags: , , , |

Who Governs the Internet?

Counsel, the magazine of the Bar of England and Wales, has published my article on the subject of internet content regulation. When I submitted the original version, just before the Cambridge Analytica revelations in March, the [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Featured, Law, Security|Tags: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |