Stevie Martin

About/Bio

Ms. Stevie Martin is PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral research explores the interplay between assisted dying practices and human rights in England and Wales. Previously, she completed an LL.M at the University of Cambridge, receiving the Sir William Wade Prize for Civil Liberties and Human Rights. Stevie has trained as a solicitor in Queensland, Australia, and prior to undertaking the LL.M spent several years working as a Legal Associate in the Family Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Queensland. She is also a teaching associate at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law.

Recently Published

The Charlie Gard Case: Behind the Hyperbole

This post is intended to be both a reply to Jakob Cornides’s post on the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’) in the case of Charlie Gard and, relatedly, to provide clarification on several points raised in that post (and pervading content elsewhere) regarding the nature of the decisions confronting both the domestic courts…

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The role of legitimacy and proportionality in the (supposedly absolute) prohibition on inhuman and degrading treatment: the United Kingdom’s High Court decisions in DD v Secretary of State

In the United Kingdom High Court (Administrative) decision of DD v Secretary of State for Home Department [2014] (‘DD’) Ouseley J was required to consider, on a preliminary basis, whether the imposition of a Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measure (‘TPIM’) (the successor of control orders) had violated the appellant’s right to freedom from inhuman or degrading treatment…

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