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Religious Discrimination, Headscarves and ‘exclusive neutrality’: backsliding by the CJEU

Religious Discrimination, Headscarves and ‘exclusive neutrality’: backsliding by the CJEU

In OP v Commune d’Ans the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) returned to religious discrimination and headscarves, this time in the public sector workplace. Although the CJEU...
Mainstreaming Merits Review: Kenya’s Court of Appeal Further Clarifies the Scope of Judicial Review Law

Mainstreaming Merits Review: Kenya’s Court of Appeal Further Clarifies the Scope of Judicial Review Law

On 10 November 2023, the Kenyan Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in Patrick Kabundu & Another v County Government of Mombasa, offering additional clarity on considerations guiding the court’s...
The Shell Case: A Viable Path to Establish Corporate Climate Responsibility?

The Shell Case: A Viable Path to Establish Corporate Climate Responsibility?

On 26 May 2021, The Hague District Court in the Netherlands ordered energy giant Shell to reduce the CO2 emissions of the Shell group by net 45% in 2030 relative...
The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

This blog marks the culmination of the 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women, seeking to call to end violence against women and girls around the...
75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Its Legacy Represents Today

75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Its Legacy Represents Today

This post marks International Human Rights Day on the 10 December, the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I write this from Ukraine, where I...
Artificial Intelligence at the European Court of Human Rights

Artificial Intelligence at the European Court of Human Rights

“As Judges we are all under a certain amount of pressure to perform more efficiently, to deliver justice more speedily. Artificial Intelligence offers certain opportunities in terms of case-processing. Yet...
L’intelligence artificielle à la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme

L’intelligence artificielle à la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme

« En tant que juges, nous sommes tous soumis à une certaine pression pour être plus efficaces et rendre la justice plus rapidement. L’intelligence artificielle offre certaines possibilité en termes...
The Decriminalisation of Marital Rape: How India Continues to Refuse Justice to its Married Women

The Decriminalisation of Marital Rape: How India Continues to Refuse Justice to its Married Women

India is disappointingly one of the fewest countries in the world today that explicitly decriminalises marital rape, despite being a signatory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Exception...
Taken for a Ride, Again: Deliveroo Riders in the Supreme Court

Taken for a Ride, Again: Deliveroo Riders in the Supreme Court

Last week’s ruling in Independent Workers Union of Great Britain v Central Arbitration Committee came as a great surprise to many employment lawyers: the Supreme Court unanimously held that Deliveroo...
Balancing Workers’ Rights and Organisational Changes: The Gray Areas of Section 9A

Balancing Workers’ Rights and Organisational Changes: The Gray Areas of Section 9A

Section 9A of India’s Industrial Disputes Act 1947 aims to strike a delicate balance between protecting workers’ rights and allowing organisational flexibility during changes to conditions of service. However, inherent...
In Defence of Democracy: The Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision Against Military Trials of Civilians

In Defence of Democracy: The Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision Against Military Trials of Civilians

The arrest of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in May led to a wave of protests by his supporters. The protests took a violent turn and resulted in attacks...
The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

All eyes were on the Supreme Court last Wednesday when it handed down its ruling on the lawfulness of the government’s much-criticised Rwanda scheme. The judgment featured a number of...

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