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Central American Caravan Migrants’ Right of Asylum Endangered by Trump’s Electoral Strategy

Alberto Soccol 4th December 2018

On 13 October, a caravan of approximately 7,000 Central American migrants, including women and unaccompanied minors, departed from San Pedro Sula (Honduras) on its way to the United States. These migrants, who are fleeing extreme poverty and gang-related violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, are enduring dire humanitarian conditions and are exposed to the risk […]

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A Question of Values: Religious Schools, Discrimination, and LGBT+ Rights in Australia

Alice Taylor 27th November 2018

Striking the appropriate balance between religious freedom and LGBT+ rights continues to be controversial across the world. In Australia, this controversy is currently situated in the schoolyard. The current debate centres around whether religious schools should be allowed to discriminate in connection to employment and the provision of education and training based on LGBT+ status. […]

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A Small Success for LGBT Rights in Russia

Olivia Rani Bessant 21st November 2018

Maxim Neverov, 16, was the first minor charged for ‘promoting homosexuality,’ under the Russian Federal Law, “On Protection of Children from Information Harmful to Their Health and Development” passed in 2010. This law prohibits the distribution of ‘harmful’ material amongst young people, including material which ‘may elicit fear, horror, or panic in children.’ In 2013, […]

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LBGT+ Rights in Global Perspective

Schona Jolly QC and Nathan Roberts 19th November 2018

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

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