14 March 2013
The Commonwealth – the 54 ostensibly democratic nations formerly known as “the British Commonwealth...
13 June 2012
Against every human rights principle.
26 March 2012
All the Missing Souls: a Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals David Scheffer Princeton University Press,...
05 December 2011
Lives of the Law: Selected Essays and Speeches 2000-2010 Tom BinghamOxford University Press, 448pp, £19.99Tom Bingham...
02 June 2011
The absurdity of having no written constitution, not even a British bill of rights, was on display at 4pm on Monday 23...
12 May 2011
Ashes and Sparks: Essays on Law and Justice Stephen SedleyCambridge University Press, 446pp, £19.99Judges are not...
20 April 2011
Britain does not have free speech - it has expensive speech. The Defamation Bill, outlined last month with almost...
18 October 2010
This is a book about human rights in history only in the sense that it argues that they are not to be found in history...
16 September 2010
At Westminster Hall in London, on the very spot where England's last absolute monarch was convicted of torture and...
16 September 2010
The letter from Henry Bellingham MP in last week's New Statesman -- no doubt written for him by the FCO, at which he is...
08 September 2010
26 March 2010
In what now seems another age, Keith Ewing co-authored a book entitled Freedom Under Thatcher - the joke being that...
05 February 2010
"Be you never so high, the Law is above you," Lord Denning would proclaim enthusiastically, often while...
10 December 2009
A genocide denied
19 June 2008
If Barack Obama is elected president of the Uni ted States, it will be the result of another presidential election back...
Will Self: At a revolving restaurant in provincial India, I saw a vision of the future (as imagined in 1971)
Will we ever see a Thatcher of the left? Peter Hain and Will Hutton on Labour’s potential for reform