A Human Rights Case for the Proportionality Assessment of Evictions in the Private Rental Sector

Image via Shutterstock By Dr. Koldo Casla, Lecturer in Law and the Director of the Human Rights Centre Clinic In the 2008 case of McCann v UK, which concerned the eviction of a family renting a house from a local authority in England, the European Court of Human Rights established that: “(T)he loss of one’s … Continue reading A Human Rights Case for the Proportionality Assessment of Evictions in the Private Rental Sector

Prescripted Living: Gender Stereotypes and Data-Based Surveillance in the UK Welfare State

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels From the post-war welfare state that inherently assumed married women would be supported by their husbands, to the 21st-century introduction of Universal Credit which financially disincentivises some women in cohabiting relations from working: the welfare benefits system in the UK has historically favoured individuals who conform to gender stereotypes. At the same time, … Continue reading Prescripted Living: Gender Stereotypes and Data-Based Surveillance in the UK Welfare State

Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation?

Image by James Eades New research, based on exclusive interviews with high-ranking figures from across UK policing – including Chief Constables, PCCs, one of the most senior persons in policing and one of the persons involved with introducing PCCs - suggests a postcode lottery in police accountability. The calibre of individual PCCs is seen as … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioners: A Dislocated Expectation?

Redesigning Slavery Through Law: A Play in Four Acts

Photo by Hermes Rivera Dr. Marija Jovanovic’s work was selected for presentation at the 2021 Midyear Meeting of the American Society of International Law. The meeting, which will be held on 11-12 November 2021, encompasses several events, including the Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors and is open … Continue reading Redesigning Slavery Through Law: A Play in Four Acts