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Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to inform the listener of the very latest developments in this area of law. It also aims to engage the listener in analysing the decisions, and linking back policy decisions to Human Rights arguments.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be up to date with the latest developments in education law which involve Human Rights arguments;
  • Understand how the different Articles interlink in these cases;
  • Be able to criticise the recent decisions, and understand the policy behind the judges' decisions.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • R (on the application of Begum) v Headteacher and Governers of Denbigh High School, [2006] UKHL 15;
  • R (on the application of X) v The Headteacher of Y School, [2007] EWHC 298 (Admin);
  • R (on the application of Playfoot) v Governing Body of Millais School [2007] EWHC 1698 (Admin);
  • R (on the application of Watkins-Singh) v Governing Body or Aberdare Girls' High School, [2008] EWHC 1865 (Admin) ;
  • Ahmed v UK, (1998) 29 EHRR 1;
  • R (on the application of S) v Brent London Borough Council, [2001] EWHC Admin 384;
  • R (on the application of B) v Headteacher of Alperton Community School, [2001] EWHC 229 (Admin);
  • R (on the application of S) v Governing Body of YP School, [2002] EWHC 2975 (Admin);
  • R (on the application of B) v Head Teacher of St Michael's Church of England School, [2007] EWHC 2052 (Admin);
  • A v Essex County Council, [2008] EWCA Civ 364;
  • R (on the application of L) v Governors of J School, [2003] UKHL 9;
  • Ali v Head Teacher and Governers of Lord Grey School, [2006] UKHL 14;
  • DH v Czech Republic, [2008] ELR 17;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Education Act 2002;
  • Race Relations Act 1976;
  • Equalities Act 2006;
  • School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

This podcast discusses recent cases in two aspects of education law - exclusions and the right to education, and school uniform policies. It critiques the decisions and seeks to ascertain the current state of the law.

Podcast Added: 16/12/2008

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