Alexander Horne

Why Rishi Sunak can’t weaponise the ECHR

11 June 2024 10:55 pm

One of the major themes of the current election campaign is the attempt by Rishi Sunak to draw a dividing…

The ICJ’s Rafah ruling is unwelcome and unwise

25 May 2024 8:53 pm

Yesterday afternoon, in a striking move, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the UN’s top court, ordered Israel to stop military operations in Rafah…

Could Northern Ireland become a migrant sanctuary?

14 May 2024 8:37 pm

Yesterday, the High Court in Belfast dealt a blow to the government when it struck down several provisions in the…

Why a disabled pedestrian had her cyclist manslaughter conviction quashed

9 May 2024 7:16 pm

A woman who shouted and waved at a cyclist, causing her to fall in front of a car, has had…

The Rwanda Bill won’t survive contact with reality

24 April 2024 8:42 pm

After significant wrangling in parliament, the government has finally passed its Rwanda Bill – while managing to resist any significant new…

What Strasbourg’s climate ruling means for Europe

10 April 2024 1:17 am

Today, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on an unprecedented trio of cases which claimed that European states have…

Should the UK impose an arms embargo on Israel?

5 April 2024 11:14 pm

Yesterday, a letter from 600 legal experts, including four former Supreme Court judges, was published, arguing that the UK government should impose…

Why climate protestors lost the right to cause criminal damage

19 March 2024 7:07 pm

Yesterday, the Lady Chief Justice, Lady Carr, delivered a judgment on protest law which may close a remarkable loophole which…

It will be difficult for Israel to ignore this ICJ ruling

27 January 2024 8:04 pm

Yesterday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered an interim ruling on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel. Its decision…

Will the Lords block Rishi’s Rwanda Bill?

18 January 2024 8:18 pm

Rishi Sunak will have been delighted last night to see his Rwanda Bill pass in the Commons, by 320 votes…

Ireland could regret its attack on the Troubles law

22 December 2023 11:24 pm

The Irish government has controversially announced that it will bring an inter-state claim against the UK in the European Court…

The Rwanda Bill is going to be hugely contentious

7 December 2023 10:03 pm

On Wednesday, the government finally published its promised ‘emergency legislation’, after the Supreme Court ruled in November that the Rwanda…

Has Sunak done enough to fix the Rwanda plan?

6 December 2023 10:38 pm

When the Supreme Court found against the government on the Home Office’s Rwanda policy in November, the plan appeared to…

Why the Supreme Court demolished the Rwanda scheme

15 November 2023 11:41 pm

In its simple and comprehensible judgment, the Supreme Court has dealt a crushing blow to the Home Office’s Rwanda policy this…

The case for prosecuting ‘from the river to the sea’

4 November 2023 11:01 am

As an international lawyer, splitting my time between London and Brussels, I dare say I might be considered one of…

Will constitutional reform be on Starmer’s conference agenda?

8 October 2023 12:09 am

As Labour travels to Liverpool this weekend, one issue which will attract attention is the extent to which Sir Keir…

Boris Johnson has finally run out of luck

10 June 2023 7:44 pm

Last night, Boris Johnson unexpectedly resigned from the House of Commons. His graceless and indignant resignation statement made clear that…

Why Boris Johnson might escape a partygate punishment

24 March 2023 1:10 am

After several months of anticipation, two contentious legal submissions from Lord Pannick KC and a bumper 52-page witness statement, Boris…

Does Boris Johnson’s partygate defence stand up to scrutiny?

22 March 2023 1:12 am

This morning, Boris Johnson’s response to the accusations against him was published in a substantial dossier to the Privileges Committee.…