UK Supreme Court Justices and Human Rights in the 2015-16 Legal Year

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This piece surveys the 16 cases decided by the UK Supreme Court between October 2015 and September 2016 which dealt with issues of human rights. It shows how most of the judgment-writing in this field is undertaken by four of the 12 Justices (Lords Neuberger, Mance and Kerr and Lady Hale). In general Lord Kerr and Lady Hale adopt a more liberal and activist approach to human rights than any of their colleagues. The Supreme Court as whole, however, prefers a rather restrictive approach to the right to a private life as guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe United Kingdom Supreme Court Yearbook
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherAppellate Press Ltd
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 12 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameUnited Kingdom Supreme Court Yearbook
PublisherAppellate Press Ltd


  • UK Supreme Court
  • Human Rights
  • Justices of the Supreme Court

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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