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India’s Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016: An Unfulfilled Promise

India’s Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016: An Unfulfilled Promise

India’s enactment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016 was a pivotal step towards aligning its legal framework with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons...
When I Use a Word, It Means Just What I Want It to Mean: Two Examples of the Separation of Powers Under Threat

When I Use a Word, It Means Just What I Want It to Mean: Two Examples of the Separation of Powers Under Threat

The Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Act 2024 quashes hundreds of convictions including those of a factually guilty minority. The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Act 2024 declares ‘conclusively’...
Amnesty in Spain: Union through Reconciliation

Amnesty in Spain: Union through Reconciliation

On 30 May 2024, despite its rejection by the upper chamber, the lower chamber of the Spanish Parliament passed the Amnesty Act 2024 ‘for the institutional, political and social normalisation...
The Principle of Systemic Integration at the ECtHR after Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz

The Principle of Systemic Integration at the ECtHR after Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz

On April 9 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or ‘the Court’) issued a landmark ruling in the case of Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and others v Switzerland, marking...
Extraterritorial Human Rights and Climate Change at the ECtHR: The End of the Road?

Extraterritorial Human Rights and Climate Change at the ECtHR: The End of the Road?

On 9 April 2024, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR or Court) handed down its judgment in the case of Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 Other...
Military Justice in the Spotlight (Again): R v Edwards in the Supreme Court of Canada

Military Justice in the Spotlight (Again): R v Edwards in the Supreme Court of Canada

Military justice is in the spotlight again with the Supreme Court of Canada’s judgment in R v Edwards [2024] SCC 15, where the majority upheld the constitutionality of Canada’s military...
Quelle responsabilité étatique en matière de changements climatiques? Réflexions sur l’affaire Klimaseniorinnen

Quelle responsabilité étatique en matière de changements climatiques? Réflexions sur l’affaire Klimaseniorinnen

Quelle est la portée des obligations des États en matière de changement climatique ? Le 9 avril 2024, la Grande Chambre de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme (CEDH)...
Defining States’ Responsibility for Climate Change: Insights from the ECtHR’s Klimaseniorinnen Case

Defining States’ Responsibility for Climate Change: Insights from the ECtHR’s Klimaseniorinnen Case

What is the scope of States’ obligations regarding climate change? On 9 April 2024, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued a landmark ruling addressing...
Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act:  A Human Rights Perspective – Part 2

Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 2

The first part of this blog drew on academic literature and international case law to examine the key components of a human rights centred concept of reconciliation. Here, we argue...
Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 1

Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 1

In February 2024, the High Court in Belfast declared in Dillon and others that fundamental aspects of the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023 are unlawful and should...
Green Reparations at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: The La Oroya Judgment

Green Reparations at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: The La Oroya Judgment

The La Oroya judgment, delivered by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) on 27 November 2023, but only published late March 2024, constitutes an important legal first in the...
The Dynamics of Legal Aid: Pro Bono Advocacy in Bangladesh’s Jurisprudence

The Dynamics of Legal Aid: Pro Bono Advocacy in Bangladesh’s Jurisprudence

Bangladesh’s democratic culture places a high priority on ensuring social and economic justice. By guaranteeing equality, fairness, and fundamental rights for all citizens, the Constitution seeks to establish a socialist...

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