Mothers Confined – Part 1: Over the threshold?

Women in Prison

Research surrounding the imprisonment of women, indeed even the imprisonment of mothers, is not new. A plethora of researchers and scholars have explored the issues surrounding women and criminal justice with passion and tenacity, arguably all of whom have contributed to the evidence-laden pathway culminating in the inspirational and influential 2006 Corston Report. The Report […]

Assessing the State’s obligations under ECHR, art 3

Police Investigate

How does the decision in DSD and another further our understanding of the police’s duty to investigate? Steven Walmsley, a solicitor at Broudie Jackson Canter, explores the police’s duty in light of the Court of Appeal’s decision. The case DSD and another v Metropolitan Police Commissioner; Koraou v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police[2015] EWCA […]

Why do corporate lawyers need to know about human rights?

Conservative’s new proposals on human rights

by Lise Smit Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011, human rights due diligence requirements are progressively finding their way into hard law, for instance, in reporting and compliance regulations. Examples of recent regulatory developments include the EU Directive on non-financial reporting, the UK Modern Slavery Act […]

Stress-testing Schedule 3: cross-border placements and the Court of Protection

Jurisdiction mental health

by Alexander Ruck Keene In Re PA, PB and PC [2015] EWCOP 38, Baker J has conducted a detailed analysis of the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection to recognise and enforce foreign protective measures under Schedule 3 to the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005. That Schedule represents the implementation in English law of obligations contained within […]