October 30, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was justified in its decision that withholding certain invasive treatments would be in the best interests of critical care patient David James, despite resistance from the patient's family. James was ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the families of some British soldiers who were killed or injured in Iraq can sue the British government for damages. In its ruling, the Supreme Court stated that families claiming that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) did not fulfill its duty of adequately ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the government has been failing to meet EU air quality standards and reached out to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for guidance. This is the first time that the court has addressed the problem with air pollution in the UK, which is the worst in the ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kent Roach of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law says that a recent decision by the UK Supreme Court is an important step in the right direction for US detainees who seek "substitute justice" outside of US courts...Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani national, was captured ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The Supreme Court of the UK on Wednesday quashed a request for release from a 30-year-old individual detained by US officials at an Afghan prison. Yunus Rahmatullah, a citizen of Pakistan, was arrested by British forces in 2004 and was subsequently transferred to US officials who held him at ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The UK Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the right not to hold political opinions should be protected in the same manner as the right to affirmatively hold a political, religious or other belief. With the unanimous seven-justice ruling the court held that asylum seekers should not be expected ...[read more]
July 14, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that secret service organizations cannot withhold evidence from opposing parties nor conduct closed trials. The appellants, secret service organizations including MI5, appealing a May 2010 ruling, requested the creation of a "closed material procedure," ...[read more]
June 30, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 30, 2010, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the 1998 Human Rights Act, which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK law, does not apply to armed forces on foreign soil and that a soldier's family does not have an automatic right to an investigation into cause of ...[read more]
April 21, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 21, 2010, the UK Supreme Court ruled that the sex offender registry requirement violated the right to privacy. The case involved an appeal filed by two convicted sex offenders who challenged the notification requirement of Section 82 of the 2003 Sexual Offences Act, which mandated ...[read more]
February 9, 2011
by Matt Glenn
UK Supreme Court President Nicholas Phillips warned in a speech Tuesday that the Supreme Court's reliance on the Ministry of Justice for funding threatens the court's independence. Phillips explained that unexpectedly low contributions from civil courts coupled with the economic crisis had forced ...[read more]

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