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A Step in the Right Direction for Minority Gender Recognition in Germany

Max Camphausen 4th December 2017

In its decision from October 10 2017, published on November 8 – just on the Intersex Day of Solidarity – the German Constitutional Court (BVerfG) has ruled that certain provisions in the ‘law of personal state’ (“Personenstandsgesetz”) violated the rights of intersex people and were therefore unconstitutional. The provisions in question required the sex of […]

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Landmark human rights decision to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada

Ravi Amarnath 30th November 2017

Next week, a longstanding dispute pitting fundamental freedoms against one another is set to be heard by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). Trinity Western University (TWU) is a private, evangelical Christian university in Langley, British Columbia. TWU requires its students, faculty and administrators to sign and abide by the terms of the TWU Community […]

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Understanding Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Collective or Individual?

Raghavi Viswanath 29th November 2017

Earlier this month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Mexico in an attempt to build upon the commercial ties between the two nations. While Canada has championed the promotion of the human rights of indigenous peoples, it continues to be one of the biggest sources of foreign investment in mining around the world, including in […]

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Human Rights-Based Migrant Integration Policy: Lessons from Ireland, Part II – Applying the Human Rights-Based Model

Clíodhna Murphy and Mary Gilmartin 28th November 2017

The first part of this post emphasised the importance of supporting public sector bodies in developing human rights-based migrant integration policies. We also outlined how our project (funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission) has devised a model of best practice for integration policy based on international human rights law standards, against which […]

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