Category - law

  • March 22, 2012

    CAFOD has warned that a UK Bill will make it harder for people in poor countries to seek justice in our courts for human rights breaches by UK multinationals.

  • February 13, 2012

    In February 2012, the Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that B&B owners acted unlawfully when they turned away a gay couple. Some have claimed that this is putting protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation above religious rights. But this is a false distinction.

  • February 2, 2012

    The coalition used its Commons majority to overturn Lords amendments to its Welfare Reform Bill yesterday, but legal and political challenges will continue.

  • January 31, 2012

    Corporate bodies and their key executives should be accountable for criminal negligence and reckless misconduct, says civil rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.

  • January 26, 2012

    Faith leaders in Kenya called for calm after the International Criminal Court in The Hague committed high-ranking politicians to trial for crimes against humanity.

  • January 20, 2012

    Why is the UK government so determined to slash benefits and public services for sick and disabled people and carers? Many people have pointed out the flaws in a harsh Welfare Reform Bill targeting those who are already badly-off.

  • January 19, 2012

    The OLSX High Court ruling comes on the heels of the failed attempt by the Metropolitan Police to clear the entire Parliament Square protest camp.

  • January 17, 2012

    Speaking on BBC Radio 4's World at One, ahead of the House of Lords Welfare Reform Bill (WRB) debate today, Parliamentary-Under Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Maria Miller sought to sound reassuring and reasonable. But the key points she made were either highly debatable or plain wrong. And the stakes are high. The government is attempting to move from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to an untried Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and to cut around £2.7 billion from the benefits system for the most vulnerable people.

  • January 17, 2012

    In their campaign to build support for welfare reforms, ministers have frequently said that the main cause of child poverty is worklessness.

  • January 17, 2012

    Writing in The Guardian, Declan Gaffney, former policy advisor to the previous Mayor of London and to the previous government, has written in a personal capacity about what is at stake in the continuing struggle over disabled rights and the Welfare Reform Bill.