Animal Defenders International v UK:  A Case of Fruitful Dialogue, or of Strasbourg Losing its Nerve?

Animal Defenders International v UK: A Case of Fruitful Dialogue, or of Strasbourg Losing its Nerve?

On 22 April, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held in Animal Defenders International v UK, ...
Gender-Neutral Marriage and ‘Attenuated Discrimination’: Legal Developments in France

Gender-Neutral Marriage and ‘Attenuated Discrimination’: Legal Developments in France

by Professor Daniel Borrillo- During his election campaign, French president François Hollande announced as ...
The Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Step Forward

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Small Step Forward

Following Dr Gilles Giacca's post last Monday on the Arms Trade Treaty, Dr. Laurence Lustgarten argues that the ...
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and the Future of Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations Committed Abroad

Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and the Future of Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations Committed Abroad

By Kate Mitchell - On 17 April 2013, the United States Supreme Court delivered judgment in Kiobel v Royal Dutch ...
Same-Sex Marriage: Bill N°344 Amidst France’s Wider Political Landscape

Same-Sex Marriage: Bill N°344 Amidst France’s Wider Political Landscape

By Delphine Rooz - On 12 April 2013, the French Senate adopted Bill n°344, which opens marriage to same-sex ...
Animal Defenders International: Will Strasbourg open the door to political advertisements on TV?

Animal Defenders International: Will Strasbourg open the door to political advertisements on TV?

By Jacob Rowbottom -  On Monday, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights will give its long ...
Bread, Freedom and Social Justice for Women Too?

Bread, Freedom and Social Justice for Women Too?

  By Rhea Fernandes - As member states unanimously passed the final draft proposal at the 57th session ...
The Iran Tribunal: The Case of the Court with Neither Power nor Jurisdiction

The Iran Tribunal: The Case of the Court with Neither Power nor Jurisdiction

Olinga Tahzib assesses the impact of the Iran Tribunal in promoting a culture of human rights in Iran. The mass ...
The Arms Trade Treaty: A Historic Achievement

The Arms Trade Treaty: A Historic Achievement

Last month Dr Gilles Giacca wrote on the progress of the Arms Trade Negotiations recently held in New York.  ...
What can we learn from the Novartis case?

What can we learn from the Novartis case?

By Swaraj Barooah Last week’s decision by the Indian Supreme Court to reject Novartis’ patent application over ...
LGBTI Federal Anti-Discrimination laws are a significant first step

LGBTI Federal Anti-Discrimination laws are a significant first step

By Heidi Yates- The proposed introduction of ‘sexual orientation’, ‘gender identity’ and ‘intersex status’ as ...
The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

The Agreed Conclusion of CSW57 – Reaffirmation of the Universality of Women’s Human Rights

Last month we ran a special themed post series on the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ...