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This Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear a test case over the rules that exclude persons with limited leave to remain in the UK from eligibility for a student loan, even if they have been in the UK since childhood and are irremovable due to their Article 8 private life rights. The test case could […]
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled that intelligence services acted unlawfully in the way that they handled intercepted private communications of two human rights organisations (the South African Legal Resources Centre and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights). The proceedings brought by Liberty, Privacy International, Amnesty International, ACLU and a number of other national […]
Renowned Public International Lawyers Professor Sean D. Murphy and Professor Christian J. Tams join Matrix
Matrix is pleased to announce that Professor Sean D. Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at George Washington University, Washington, DC, and Professor Christian J. Tams, International Law Chair at the University of Glasgow will join us as associate members with immediate effect. Professor Murphy teaches, writes and practices in the fields of […]
The family of Jean Charles de Menezes took their case to the European Court of Human Rights. Mr de Menezes was mistaken for a terror suspect and shot dead by Metropolitan Police officers at Stockwell tube station. Mr de Menezes’ family challenged a decision not to prosecute any individual for murder. They argued that the […]
A group of men that say they were tortured in Northern Ireland have been granted leave to seek judicial review at the High Court in Belfast today. Fourteen men said that they were interned and subject to torture techniques after being held in Northern Ireland without trial in 1971. The men are calling on the […]