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Algorithms, Apps & Artificial Intelligence: The Next Frontier in Discrimination Law?

Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters from Cloisters consider the interplay between technology and discrimination law in this article. Overview How often does the media depicts the relentless increase in technology as a danger to our  health , our  children  and our  security ?  More recently, commentators have started to identify...
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Denial of UK State Pension to Transgender Pensioner Constitutes Direct Sex Discrimination

Denial of UK State Pension to male-to-female trans pensioner without a Gender Recognition Certificate constitutes direct sex discrimination contrary to EU Directive 79/7. In MB v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions , Advocate General Bobek considers that the requirement for a trans pensioner to be unmarried in order to qualify for a state pe...
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Time Limits under the Human Rights Act 1998: what is a “course of conduct”?

Anna Beale discusses the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the time limit provisions contained in the Human Rights Act 1998 in O’Connor v Bar Standards Board [2017] UKSC 78 The Statutory Provisions As will be known to most readers, the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA 1998’) provides, in section 7(5)(a), that any proceedings brought against a public aut...
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Essop & Naeem in the Supreme Court: giving answers and provoking new questions in indirect discrimination

Cohabitees’ Human Rights breached by ineligibility for Bereavement Award

Specialist personal injury and clinical negligence barrister Linda Jacobs discusses Smith v (1) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2) Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and (3) The Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWCA Civ 1916 : The Court of Appeal (the Master of the Rolls, McCombe LJ and Sir Patrick Elias) has considered t...
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