Monthly Archives: September 2012

Accessible Access

“Accessible Access”. That is what a sign just off Edinburgh’s Chapel Street (near the University) states. I should have taken then posted a photo of said sign, I might even make a special pilgrimage to it one day. Being a … Continue reading

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Confounding Consultations

The Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill draws to a close on 26 September 2012. I have already blogged about certain aspects of the consultation. Rather than rehash previous utterances, I will offer some brief … Continue reading

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Welcome to the DPLP

Where has the summer gone, eh? “What summer?” I hear you cry in response, as we shamble from one non-descript-not-quite-so-rubbish-as-the-others season into the conjoined malaise that is autumn/winter. Thankfully, the reader will note this is not another weather blog, although … Continue reading

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Property and positive obligations under the ECHR

The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“ECHR”) is a well known, sometimes misunderstood but crucially important international law instrument. It does many things, from its absolute prohibition on torture (no exceptions or wriggle room as far … Continue reading

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Harming Scots Law

“Holyrood ‘has harmed’ Scots law”. That, at least, is what a BBC headline proclaimed in its report of comments by a well known, respected and livewire Scots legal commentator Alastair Bonnington. His initial comments in the Times (presumably available behind … Continue reading

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