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PLP meeting UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, is visiting the UK between 5 and 16 November 2018. Following on from PLP’s written submissions, published in advance of his visit, we will be attending a roundtable with him on 12 November to discuss access to justice and problem debt. PLP…

6 Nov 2018

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Civil society in a post-Brexit democracy

Brexit is a landmark event in the history of the UK’s constitutional development and it presents many questions for civil society organisations concerned with public law and human rights. Brexit also presents an opportunity to reflect more widely on the major challenges facing government in the next 10 years, and the corresponding challenges and opportunities…

27 Sep 2018

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PLP shortlisted for Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards

Public Law Project has been shortlisted for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018,  for our Legal Aid Support Project (LASP). The project was conceived to mitigate the impact of cuts to legal aid.   Now in its fifth year the project continues to have relevance and impact.  You can read more about our work on…

26 Sep 2018

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PLP submussion to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty ahead of his UK Country visit in November 2018

PLP have written to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights ahead of his UK country visit in November 2018. We have highlighted a number of areas of concern for his consideration including: Access to justice and legal aid; benefit reform and benefit sanctioning; online justice and digitisation of the courts system;…

14 Sep 2018

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PLP intervenes in a judicial review of the Home Office’s removal windows policy

In July, PLP intervened in the Upper Tribunal case of R(Bahadori & Rahimi) v SSHD, a judicial review of the Home Office’s removal window policy.  The Applicants are represented by Duncan Lewis Solicitors – read their press release here. PLP has a longstanding interest in whether Home Office removal policies respect an individual’s constitutional right…

9 Aug 2018