Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill threatens to harm internet freedom and individual rights

Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill threatens to harm internet freedom and individual rights

The Brazilian Senate approved a bill to fight fake news on 30 June 2020. The bill now goes to the lower house and ...
Research Assistant – Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Research Assistant – Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

The research assistant will work under the supervision of Dr Katia Bianchini, Research Fellow, Max Planck for ...
Free Webinar: Human Trafficking and COVID-19: What Next? (14 July)

Free Webinar: Human Trafficking and COVID-19: What Next? (14 July)

On Tuesday 14 July 2020 the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is convening a webinar ...
Request for UN Inquiry into Italy’s role in the Torture of Migrants and Refugees Pulled-Back to Libya

Request for UN Inquiry into Italy’s role in the Torture of Migrants and Refugees Pulled-Back to Libya

Human rights violations of migrants and refugees intercepted in the Central Mediterranean, and detained in Libya, ...
All Eyes on Hong Kong: China’s New Security Law and Rising Rights Concerns

All Eyes on Hong Kong: China’s New Security Law and Rising Rights Concerns

China is all set to impose a new National Security Legislation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ...
The Curious Notion of “merely perceived intersexuality“

The Curious Notion of “merely perceived intersexuality“

In a recent decision, the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof - BGH) ruled that the newly ...
Hungary Passes Law Ending Legal Recognition of Transgender People

Hungary Passes Law Ending Legal Recognition of Transgender People

On 19 May 2020, the Parliament of Hungary passed the controversial T/9934-Amendment Bill [“Amendment”], amending ...
Problems with prevailing defences for the repurposing of apartheid-legacy laws to discriminate against non-citizens

Problems with prevailing defences for the repurposing of apartheid-legacy laws to discriminate against non-citizens

In 1964, the apartheid regime in South Africa introduced a new requirement for non-citizens seeking entry into the ...
Germany’s Ban on Conversion Therapy: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Germany’s Ban on Conversion Therapy: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

Conversion therapy (CT) is a constellation of medical, psychoanalytic, behavioural, religious techniques and ...
Gender Based Violence Courts in Pakistan: A Gap in Gender Equality Remains, but a Promising Start

Gender Based Violence Courts in Pakistan: A Gap in Gender Equality Remains, but a Promising Start

Available data indicated that in Pakistan, only 2-3% of rape perpetrators were convicted. In light of this, the ...
Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

After decades of campaigning, parliamentary debates, court cases, national and international inquiries abortion ...
Temporary Exclusion Orders and the Right to a Fair Hearing in the UK

Temporary Exclusion Orders and the Right to a Fair Hearing in the UK

In QX v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020], the UK High Court reached a landmark preliminary ...