Making social science accessible

What are the Rwanda Treaty and the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill?

Dr Alice Donald and Dr Joelle Grogan

30 Jan 2024

Alice Donald and Joelle Grogan explain the UK-Rwanda Treaty and the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill.

The UK’s ECHR record: how common are Rule 39 orders and how often is the UK found to have violated rights?

Dr Alice Donald and Dr Joelle Grogan

25 Jan 2024

Using the latest figures, Joelle Grogan and Alice Donald examine the UK's ECHR record and how common ‘Rule 39 orders’ are.

Access talks

Jill Rutter

16 Jan 2024

Jill Rutter explains what 'access talks' between the opposition and civil servants are.

Implementing the Windsor Framework

Dr Lisa Claire Whitten and Professor David Phinnemore

03 Oct 2023

David Phinnemore and Lisa Claire Whitten explain what the Windsor Framework is and how it operates in practice.

Illegal Migration Act 2023

Dr Alice Donald and Dr Joelle Grogan

15 Aug 2023

Joelle Grogan and Alice Donald explain what the Illegal Migration Act sets out to do and which parts have been brought into force.

Covid inquiry government

The UK Covid-19 Inquiry

Alex Walker

03 Aug 2023

Alex Walker explains what a public inquiry is, why the Covid-19 Inquiry was established, what it aims to find out and how it is structured.

Channel crossings

The Illegal Migration Bill

Dr Alice Donald and Dr Joelle Grogan

18 Jul 2023

Joelle Grogan and Alice Donald explain what the UK government's Illegal Migration Bill sets out to do and how it would work. 

Johnson Privileges Committee

The Privileges Committee

Alex Walker and Peter Jurkovic

13 Jun 2023

Peter Jurkovic and Alex Walker set out the role of the Privileges Committee and explain why it conducted an inquiry into Boris Johnson.

ECHR

Compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights: the UK and Europe

Dr Alice Donald and Dr Joelle Grogan

10 May 2023

Joelle Grogan and Alice Donald look at UK and European compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Local government in England, Scotland and Wales

Sophie Stowers

26 Apr 2023

Sophie Stowers explains the different structures of local government in England, Scotland and Wales, and sets out how local councils work, what services they provide, their funding, and when they are elected. 

Strikes, essential services, and minimum service levels

Dr Joelle Grogan and Professor Catherine Barnard

30 Jan 2023

This explainer sets out how strikes are currently regulated in the UK, and what the new Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill would change.

Boundary review

Parliamentary boundary reviews

Sophie Stowers

11 Nov 2022

This explainer outlines what a boundary review is, how Boundary Commissions work, and what the 2023 Review could mean for the next election.

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