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Human Rights Act 1998 - General Election Update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • May 31 2017

Following the announcement of the UK general election, the status of the Human Rights Act 1998 (the "Act") has again come into focus. The


Supreme Court rules double recovery breaches Human Rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 29 2016

The judgment of the Supreme Court in R v Harvey (Jack Frederick) 2015 UKSC 73, finding that when assessing the amount of benefit obtained as a


Supreme Court considers the use of "bright line" rules in the context of human rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2015

In R (Tigere) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills 2015 UKSC 57 the Supreme Court considered the issues of justification for


Court of Appeal finds that a government proposal, with no legal effect, can amount to an infringement of property rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 28 2015

In the recent case of The Department for Energy and Climate Change ("DECC") v Breyer Group PLC and Others 2015 EWCA Civ 408 the Court of Appeal


UK Government plan to replace the English Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2015

After winning an outright majority at the general election, the new UK Government is pressing ahead with its manifesto promise to "scrap the Human


Companies awarded damages for human rights breach
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2014

The Human Rights Act allows the courts to award damages when necessary, following a breach of any of the rights protected by that Act


ECHR reaffirms state immunity from civil proceedings for acts of torture in Jones v United Kingdom
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, European Union
  • February 14 2014

In the recent case of Jones and others v United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) found that the United Kingdom had not


Nusrat Zar
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP