Legal Action Group series: Something in common? Using the Common Law to Protect Human Rights

The Legal Action group has launched a series of articles on using the common law to protect human rights. These articles are written by Angela Patrick, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, from May 2017.

As the Human Rights Act weathers attacks of increasing severity, the common law’s utility as a tool for the protection of individual rights has become a notable subject of judicial enthusiasm.

In a short series of articles, Angela Patrick explores the utility of the common law and its limitations for lawyers working on the front line to protect human rights and civil liberties.

Access the series.