Human rights: EC law – legality of fox-hunting ban (N. McKay & S. Foster)

Author(s) Nikki McKay and Steve Foster Keywords Human rights, Animals, European Union, EC law, Free movement of goods, Freedom of association, Freedom to provide services, Hunting, Necessary in democratic society, Peaceful enjoyment of possessions, Right to respect for private and family life Abstract Examines the House of Lords decision in R. (on the application of Countryside Alliance) […]

Hunting not comparable to religious belief and hunters not an ethnic group (H.L. MacQueen, et al)

Author(s) Hector L. MacQueen and Scott Wortley Keywords Human rights, Freedom of expression, Freedom of thought conscience and religion, Hunting, Right to respect for private and family life, Scotland Abstract  Comments on the House of Lords ruling in Friend v Lord Advocate on whether the restrictions on hunting in the Protection of Wild Mammals ( Scotland ) […]

Tatar v Romania – case comment

Author James Harrison Keywords Human rights, environment, hazardous substances, health hazards, mining operations, pollution, right to respect for private and family life, risk management, Romania Abstract The applicants in this case, Vasile Gheorghe Tâtar and Paul Tâtar, lived approximately 100 metres from a gold mine in Baia Mare, Romania. The operators of the mine were […]

Property unfit for human habitation – compulsory purchase order (Case Comment)

Keywords Housing;Human rights;Clearance orders; Compulsory purchase; Houses; Protection of property; Right to respect for private and family life Abstract Reports on the Administrative Court decision in R. (on the application of Baker) v First Secretary of State challenging a compulsory purchase order made in respect of a seriously fire damaged house in respect of which […]

…Balancing the needs for pest control against the effects of pesticides on bystanders (L.M. Warren)

Author Lynda M. Warren Keywords EC law; Environmental health; Failure to fulfil obligations; Pesticides; Right to respect for private and family life; Risk assessment Abstract Discusses the Court of Appeal judgment in Downs v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in which a pesticide campaigner sought review of the Government’s assessment of […]