The European Social Charter in Austerity Europe: Damning Conclusions on the Right of Access to Healthcare in Spain

The European Social Charter in Austerity Europe: Damning Conclusions on the Right of Access to Healthcare in Spain

Recent conclusions published by the European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR) present yet another damning ...
Scotland’s Gay Rights Journey

Scotland’s Gay Rights Journey

On 4 February 2014, MSPs passed the SNP government’s Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill into law, 105 ...
Scotland's Gay Rights Journey

Scotland's Gay Rights Journey

On 4 February 2014, MSPs passed the SNP government’s Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill into law, 105 ...
Migrant ‘Push Backs’ at Sea are Prohibited ‘Collective Expulsions’

Migrant ‘Push Backs’ at Sea are Prohibited ‘Collective Expulsions’

  In the early hours of 20 January 2014, a boat coming from Turkey carrying twenty-seven Afghan and Syrian ...
New employment tribunal fees and discrimination: UNISON v Lord Chancellor; Equality and Human Rights Commission

New employment tribunal fees and discrimination: UNISON v Lord Chancellor; Equality and Human Rights Commission

The High Court (Moses LJ, Irwin J) today delivered judgment in the important judicial review proceedings brought ...
Not reaping the benefits: the United Kingdom’s continuing violation of Article 12§1 of the European Social Charter

Not reaping the benefits: the United Kingdom’s continuing violation of Article 12§1 of the European Social Charter

On 29 January 2014, the European Committee of Social Rights found, yet again, that the United Kingdom is in ...
Not reaping the benefits: the United Kingdom's continuing violation of Article 12§1 of the European Social Charter

Not reaping the benefits: the United Kingdom's continuing violation of Article 12§1 of the European Social Charter

On 29 January 2014, the European Committee of Social Rights found, yet again, that the United Kingdom is in ...
Indian Supreme Court Changes Stance on Death Penalty: Holds Delay to be a Ground for Commutation

Indian Supreme Court Changes Stance on Death Penalty: Holds Delay to be a Ground for Commutation

Recently, in the case of Shatrughan Chauhan v. Union of India, a three-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court ...
Kong Yunming v The Director of Social Welfare: Constitutional protection of social welfare rights in Hong Kong

Kong Yunming v The Director of Social Welfare: Constitutional protection of social welfare rights in Hong Kong

On 17 December 2013, the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong unanimously allowed the appeal of Madam Kong in Kong ...
The New Barbarians: Bulgarians and Romanians at the Gate!

The New Barbarians: Bulgarians and Romanians at the Gate!

Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, is reputed to have said: ‘If you tell a lie big ...
Equal Treatment for All…Except the Highest?

Equal Treatment for All…Except the Highest?

A recent resolution of Member States of the International Criminal Court (ICC) puts into question their commitment ...
Conscientious Objection to Military Service in International Human Rights Law

Conscientious Objection to Military Service in International Human Rights Law

Conscientious objection to military service is a means of resisting war and military service for reasons of ...