The Oil Justice Project is holding a free event at SOAS on 13 November 2017 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Big oil companies are devastating communities across the world. Their operations have forced people from their land, polluted the environment, and led to widespread human rights violations. In...

DPG partner Sue Willman today joins a team of experts on an ILAC mission to investigate the rule of law in Guatemala. Since the end of the civil war in 1996, Guatemala has achieved the status of the fourth highest murder rate in the world -...

Yesterday, in a clear and robust decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government’s ‘deport first, appeal later’ policy was unlawful. Under the policy, which was introduced for deportation appeals in 2014 and recently extended to other human rights appeals, the Home Office can remove...

The High Court has ordered, by agreement, that DPG client Gilberto Torres’ claim for damages in respect of his kidnap, imprisonment against BP and 6 other related oil companies, should end with no payment of costs. Gilberto Torres, the Colombian trade unionist who has kidnapped and...

Deighton Pierce Glynn have provided a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Human Rights, calling for practical reforms to enhance accountability for corporate human rights violations. The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Human Rights is conducting an inquiry into human rights and business, examining...

The European Court of Human Rights has today ruled that the Home Office had unlawfully detained our client from mid-2008 to 14 September 2009. In making this finding the Court disagreed with the UK domestic court who found that detention had only become unlawful on...

In an important decision handed down on 27 April 2016, the Supreme Court has provided positive new guidance on how the Home Office should assess whether the detention of mentally ill foreign nationals is being satisfactorily managed. The appeal to the Supreme Court was brought by...