A Quick Overview

Chris McConnachie - 15th February 2013

Blog posts have been coming in thick and fast over the last month. To help you get up to speed, the editorial team has put together a quick summary of some of the major themes.

Justice Verma Committee on Indian sexual violence laws

The Justice Verma Committee submitted its report on the reform of India’s sexual violence laws last month in response to the horrific gang rape and murder of a student. We featured extensive commentary on the report’s content and its reception.  Follow this link to read more.

Religious rights in the ECtHR

Julie Maher and Claire Overman analysed the European Court of Human Rights’ long-awaited judgment in Eweida v United Kingdom. Follow this link to read more.

Same-sex marriage

Karl Laird has provided extensive commentary on the legal and legislative wrangles over gay marriage in the UK and the US. His posts are available here.

Wadham Human Rights Forum

The Wadham College Human Rights Forum kicked off last week, featuring some of the biggest names in international human rights law.  Ben Emmerson QC, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, presented the first lecture in the series , as reported by Luke Rostill in ‘The “War Against Terrorism” and the Decade of Exceptionalism‘.  In the build-up to his talk earlier this week, Clive Stafford Smith provided a hard-hitting comparison between the death penalty and the detention of ‘enemy combatants’ in ‘Political Betrayal‘.


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