Tag Archives: European Convention on Human Rights

Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection

I recently wrote about the right to claim asylum on the grounds of conscientious objection, and developments towards the recognition of a right to conscientious objection more broadly.  My article was published in Volume 5 of the King’s Student Law Review. Abstract: Conscientious objection has had a complicated history, and its legal position within both international and domestic […]

Trenton Oldfield: imprisoned for non-violent direct action, now facing deportation

Protest On 7th April 2012 Trenton Oldfield, a 37 year old Australian who has lived in the UK for over a decade, temporarily disrupted the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race.  He did so not out of hatred for the individuals in the boats but in protest against elitism and “the astounding and entirely unnecessary levels […]