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Al-Saadoon judgment revives fundamental questions over the UK’s extra-territorial human rights obligations, the role of lawyers and the evolving nature of warfare

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On 9 September 2016, the Court of Appeal delivered its judgment (see here) in the latest high profile case to deal with a number of serious allegations concerning the conduct of the British Armed Forces during the Iraq War. The case touched upon a number of contentious issues, but most importantly for this blog, the Court had to consider the reach of the United Kingdom’s international human rights obligations beyond British territory. Although the decision of the court slightly retreats from the far-reaching judgment of the High Court on this issue (see here), the case marks an interesting contribution nonetheless and is surely destined for further litigation. The judgment also raises a number of issues which have ramifications beyond the constraints of the particular case, most notably in relation to the role of human rights lawyers who have been heavily criticised by the Prime Minister in recent months, and the changing nature of warfare and counter-terrorist methods.
The case concer…

Brexit: Legal Implications for the United Kingdom?

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On 23rd June 2016, Britain voted to leave the UK. A mass of outcry, demands for a second vote and memes declaring the end of the world went viral. Youngsters declared that their futures were in jeopardy and the economy was to be shredded to tatters. On the other hand, those who voted for Brexit claimed the leave would claim back our border control and the economy would soon stabilize. The above remains to be seen, but what are the legal implications of Brexit?
Immigration Law
Free movement of people is one of the main principles of EU law. Following the leave in 2018, citizens in the UK will no longer have the right to move and reside in the EU unless permanent status has already been granted to them. However it is likely that immigration will form a key part of ‘post Brexit negotiations’ and it is therefore unlikely that steps will be taken immediately to dimish EU nationals free movement rights. With this in mind, it remains unclear to which extent Brexit will effect nationals who hav…

Educate Earth - Empowering Lives

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The idea of Educate Earth was initially conceived in the winter of 2014, and by the end of 2015 we were able to establish what was once merely an idea. Educate Earth originated from the realisation that if one has had a privileged life than that is all the more reason to help those who are less fortunate. It is this realisation, coupled with the educational platform our trustees possess, that led to the desire for establishing Educate Earth. Our aim is to provide financial assistance to students globally; based on academic potential and financial circumstances. We firmly believe that if we can help educate even one person from a low-income family then this person can lift the quality of life of their whole family in addition to benefitting their whole community. In a world of Internet, television and access to free education where information is at our fingertips, we are prone to take education for granted. Sadly, many do not have this luxury. For the less fortunate, education can pro…

London Law Tutor launches London Tutors in 2016!

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Happy New Year from us at London Law Tutor. As LLT enters its fourth year, we are pleased to introduce London Tutors, a world-class tutoring service for all ages and all academic levels of study. May this year bring you success, good health, wealth and the utmost happiness. Here's to 2016, with passion and a little support from us, it could be the one that makes you.

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