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Schona Jolly QC to chair the HRLA Annual General Meeting and Lecture

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 5:30 - 8pm The Human Rights Law Association Annual Lecture is open to everyone. The chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, David Isaac, will talk about the state of human rights in modern Britain. Leading the conversation will be Cloister's Schona Jolly QC .  To register for this event please contact&n...
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Schona Jolly QC on plugging the post-Brexit human rights gap

Human rights and equalities lawyer Schona Jolly QC  warns that the government’s refusal to incorporate the EU Charter of Rights into UK law will weaken human rights protections.  In an article published in the Guardian yesterday, Schona explains that the government's analysis “fails to tackle the legal reality that abandoning the cha...
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Schona Jolly QC on BBC World News: Why the world must act now to protect the Rohingya

Schona Jolly QC  appeared on BBC World News today to discuss human rights concerns of the Rohingya refugee crisis in Myanmar.  Schona explained that the urgent priority is to ensure that there is no continued impunity, that access is needed to Rakhine state in order to collect and preserve evidence and that the international community mus...
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Most of the Brexit rebels are lawyers. Maybe experts are useful after all.

Human rights and equalities barrister Schona Jolly QC has written an opinion piece in The Guardian about the profound flaws with the EU Withdrawal Bill and why lawyers, in particular, are worried.  "Without the intervention of 11 highly qualified Tory MPs, the government would have almost unchecked power over Brexit. Experts, it turn...
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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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