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Lord Wilson and human rights

David Burrows considers the massive gulf in the approaches to human rights of two jurisdictions – the United States and the United Kingdom – that share a common law legacy. Continue reading

It’s Alive! Launching ICLR&D

It gives me great pleasure to launch ICLR&D, ICLR’s legal information lab. The development of the lab has been about eight months in the making and I want explain at outset what we’re trying to do and why. Open innovation with primary law needs a jumpstart in England and Wales Whether you want to call Continue reading

‘Guidance’ as law

David Burrows considers the status of judicially-issued practice guidance in the hierarchy of judge-made and statutory law, and questions its use as a shortcut for more formally generated procedural rules.
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Weekly Notes: legal news from ICLR — 11 March 2019

This week’s roundup of legal news and commentary includes legal aid from a litigation funder; a blame game over knife crime; proposals to create a super-regulator of digital communications, and to deal with online contempt of court; and an update on the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Continue reading