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Bridging The Divide? Integrating the Functions of National Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions in the EU

Colm OCinneide 23rd October 2013

National equality bodies (NEBs) and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) play important roles in promoting respect for human dignity and fundamental rights in many European states. NEBs promote respect for the principle of equal treatment and help victims of discrimination to obtain a remedy under national and EU anti-discrimination law. NHRIs promote respect for human […]

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The Tasmanian Dams Case, 30 Years On – Unfulfilled Promises

Neshevida Balasubramanian 20th October 2013

The landmark Australian Tasmanian Dams case celebrated its 30th anniversary in August 2013. This case was a turning point for Australia. It had significant implications both for the interpretation of federal constitutional powers as well as the political relationship between the Commonwealth and the States. In a 4:3 decision, the High Court of Australia held that the […]

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