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LBGT+ Rights in India

Schona Jolly QC and Nathan Roberts 10th November 2018

This blog is the third in a series that takes a snapshot of where LGBT+ rights are in 2018, as a result of some recent significant decisions across the Americas, Europe and India, and considers the portents for change in light of them. In previous blogs post, we considered the position in the Americas in […]

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IPCC Special Report and Human Rights

Alex May 9th November 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (‘IPCC’) recently released its Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming above 1.5 oC. (Monday 8thOctober 2018). A human rights perspective is useful for understanding what this means and has legal potential for forcing states to take action. The Report The IPCC was asked by the 2015 Paris […]

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State of Palestine takes United States to International Court of Justice over Jerusalem Embassy

Loureen Sayej 8th November 2018

In its consistent diplomatic and legal attempts to salvage the two-State solution based on international law, the State of Palestine instituted a case against the United States of America before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Followed by the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination inter-state complaint and the International Criminal […]

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González Carreño v. Spain: What can be Expected from the Spanish Supreme Court’s Ruling?

Parimal Kashyap 7th November 2018

In what has been earmarked as a ‘revolutionary’ judgment in the field of international human rights law, the Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that views expressed by UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies (‘the Views’) are, in fact, legally binding on Spain. The judgment is extraordinary as it is a well-accepted position in international human rights law that decisions […]

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Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Meghan Campbell and Ben Warwick 6th November 2018

Under the umbrella of austerity, the UK has pursued a punishing regime of cuts to social welfare benefits and public services. This week the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights is visiting the UK to assess how these cuts are impacting the human rights of millions of Britons. In this blog, we […]

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