Promoting ‘Gender Ideology’: Constitutional Court of Bulgaria Declares Istanbul Convention Unconstitutional

Promoting ‘Gender Ideology’: Constitutional Court of Bulgaria Declares Istanbul Convention Unconstitutional

On July 27 Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court ruled that the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating ...
End Child Marriage

End Child Marriage

Over 200 students and members of the public turned up for a rally today in a roaring show of support to end child ...
Battling for Equality: The Court of Appeal Rules No Benefits for Same-sex Spouses

Battling for Equality: The Court of Appeal Rules No Benefits for Same-sex Spouses

The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently overturned the Court of First Instance's decision that the same-sex spouse ...
State Policy or Individual Right: The Recent Development of Environmental Protection in China

State Policy or Individual Right: The Recent Development of Environmental Protection in China

In late June 2018, the Chinese State Council released the three-year action plan to 'win the battle for blue ...
Landmark judgment on PSPO Regime has Significant Repercussions for Freedom of Expression

Landmark judgment on PSPO Regime has Significant Repercussions for Freedom of Expression

On 2 July 2018, the High Court handed down judgment in Dulgheriu v London Boroughof Ealing [2018] EWHC 1667 ...
Rohingyan Repatriation and the Principle of Non-Refoulment

Rohingyan Repatriation and the Principle of Non-Refoulment

Myanmar and Bangladesh recently concluded a controversial deal in order to repatriate the first batch of the ...
Women’s Rights and the Proposed Changes to the Gender Recognition Act

Women’s Rights and the Proposed Changes to the Gender Recognition Act

In this post we use the word women to refer to individuals born as women (also known as ‘natal women’). The ...
Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Law and the Government’s Hidden Agenda?

Indonesia’s New Counter-Terrorism Law and the Government’s Hidden Agenda?

Following the suicide bombings by attackers with links to the Islamic State in May, the Indonesian Parliament has ...
Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) wrote the final chapter of a years-long saga concerning the ...
The Indian Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on the De-criminalisation of Homosexuality

The Indian Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on the De-criminalisation of Homosexuality

In 2009, the High Court of Delhi handed down a landmark judgment in Naz Foundation v NCT of Delhi. It read down ...
The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk ...
Call for Papers: International Conference of Europeanists on the Themes of Sovereignties in Contention: Nations, Regions and Citizens in Europe

Call for Papers: International Conference of Europeanists on the Themes of Sovereignties in Contention: Nations, Regions and Citizens in Europe

The Council for European Studies (CES) at Columbia University invites proposal submissions for the ...