Euro Rights Blog: If One Wants Something Badly Enough…in Defiance of…International Law, Find a Lawyer to Say that it Is Perfectly Lawful – by Matthew White

Matthew White is a PhD candidate at Sheffield Hallam University, UK
On 7 July 2016, the Interception of Communications Commissioner Office (IoCCO) released their report on s.94 of the Telecommunications Act 1984 (TA 1984). Section 94 concerns the power of the Secretary of State (after consultation …

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Euro Rights Blog: “Our only weapon is the truth” –by Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay is a human rights lawyer specialized in counter terrorism and military intervention. She is a Trinity College Dublin graduate and started out in diplomatic mediation in Northern Ireland. Her research focuses on the use of torture and military intelligence in counter terrorism and …

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La France a peur: When Emergency Becomes Permanence

Sarah Kay is a human rights lawyer specialized in counter terrorism and military intervention. She is a Trinity College Dublin graduate and started out in diplomatic mediation in Northern Ireland. Her research focuses on the use of torture and military intelligence in counter terrorism and …

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Euro Rights Blog: Miranda v Home Secretary: On the Definition of Terrorism and Deference to the Executive – by Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay is a human rights lawyer specialized in counter terrorism and military intervention. She is a Trinity College Dublin graduate and started out in diplomatic mediation in Northern Ireland. Her research focuses on the use of torture and military intelligence in counter terrorism and …

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Euro Rights Blog: Systematic Flaws in a ‘Safe Country’: When the Dublin Regulations Should Not Be Applied – by Adam Reuben

Adam Reuben graduated with a Bachelor in Jurisprudence from Luleå University of Technology in January 2013 and with a Master of Laws in International Law from the University of the West of England in November 2015. His main interest is European asylum law of which …

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Euro Rights Blog: Safe European Home – by Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay is a human rights lawyer specialized in counter terrorism and military intervention. She is a Trinity College Dublin graduate and started out in diplomatic mediation in Northern Ireland. Her research focuses on the use of torture and military intelligence in counter terrorism and …

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Euro Rights Blog: Did the Drone Attack on Brits in Syria Trigger the Applicability of the ECHR?

 
On 7 September 2015 British newspapers revealed that the UK had authorised a drone airstrike in Syria that killed two British nationals and that a third British national had been killed in a US operation acting jointly with UK intelligence. All were members of …

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Saving the Human Rights Act: Ideas to Shape the Debate

On 3 December 2014 Euro Rights Blog held a seminar at Europe House in London on combatting the misreporting of human rights issues in Europe by the British press. The seminar was kindly supported by the Society of Legal Scholars and the room and refreshments …

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Some are More Equal than Others – Restricting the Right of EU Citizens to Vote in Britain’s Referendum on the EU

The reported decision of the UK government to restrict the franchise to British and Commonwealth/Irish citizens in forthcoming EU referendum was utterly predictable. But it is also arguably unlawful for two reasons. “Why?” you might wonder, as there is no express right for EU citizens …

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Euro Rights Blog: Defining the Word ‘Terrorism’ – A Classroom Experiment – by Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay is a human rights lawyer specialized in counter terrorism and military intervention. She is a Trinity College Dublin graduate and started out in diplomatic mediation in Northern Ireland. Her research focuses on the use of torture and military intelligence in counter terrorism and …

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