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And then there were none: the decline of the right to access a lawyer?

On 9 November 2018, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in Beuze v Belgium that withholding a suspect’s right to legal assistance during police custody in the absence of compelling reasons, by virtue of statutory restrictions, is not contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention) if […]

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The European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in Molla Sali: A call for Greece to modernise its system for national-minority protection?

Greece is one of eight Council of Europe member states not to have ratified the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It has, nevertheless, kept in place a system for safeguarding certain distinct identities, the origins of which are to be traced in pre-WWII treaties still governing important aspects of its relations with […]

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The Indian Anti-Trafficking Bill, 2018: A Misguided Attempt to Resolve the Human Trafficking Crisis in India

The controversial Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 (The Bill), is slated for debate and approval by the Indian Parliament’s upper house (Rajya Sabha) in its winter session which commenced on December 11, 2018. The Bill aims to prevent the trafficking of persons and provides mechanisms for the rescue, protection and rehabilitation […]

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**New** U of OxHRH J Article-‘Ethics of Care and The Public Good of Abortion’

Jonathan Herring, ‘Ethics of Care and The Public Good of Abortion’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 1 Abstract This article makes the case for seeing abortion as a public good. It does so using an ethics of care analysis. At the heart of the argument is that ethics of care requires us to promote relationships […]

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New Publication: PC Chang and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Challenging Fundamentalisms? Ideology, Public Policy, Law and Gender Equality

CALL FOR PAPERS Challenging Fundamentalisms? Ideology, Public Policy, Law and Gender Equality 21 and 22 February 2019 Location: Kingston, Jamaica   Challenging Fundamentalisms? Ideology, Public Policy, Law and Gender Equality, an international conference, is hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica; Getulio Vargas Foundation School of Law, Sao […]

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Jonathan Herring, ‘Ethics of Care and The Public Good of Abortion’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 1