Human Dignity

The Right to Water in the European Blue Deal: A New Constitutional Challenge

The Right to Water in the European Blue Deal: A New Constitutional Challenge

There is a narrow catalogue of goods and values which represent fundamental importance for human survival, dignity and protection of life; consequently, these should be guaranteed and respected within international...
Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 2

Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 2

The first part of this blog discussed the context and facts of the case of Abrahart, as well as how the judgment interpreted the difference between competence standards (exempt from...
Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 1

Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 1

The case of Abrahart, with its tragic facts and powerful judgment, will emit shockwaves throughout post-16 education in the United Kingdom (UK). It is a reminder of the importance of...
Guaranteeing Respect for Children’s Image Rights: An Illusion of Protection?

Guaranteeing Respect for Children’s Image Rights: An Illusion of Protection?

Law n° 2024-120 dated 19 February 2024, related to guaranteeing respect for children’s image rights, modifies several articles of the French Civil Code relating to parental authority. It aims to...
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...
Mapping the global crackdown on LGBTIQ rights

Mapping the global crackdown on LGBTIQ rights

On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organisation (WHO) removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), thereby taking an important first step towards addressing and removing the stigma...
The Utility of the UN Report on Iran and Amini’s Legacy for the Advancement of Women’s Rights

The Utility of the UN Report on Iran and Amini’s Legacy for the Advancement of Women’s Rights

In Iran and across the globe, the name Mahsa Amini has become synonymous with the suppression of women’s rights in Iran. Of Kurdish origin, 22-year old Amini died on 16...
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...
What is Your Name? – Gender Inequality Embedded in the Same-Surname System for Married Couples in Japan

What is Your Name? – Gender Inequality Embedded in the Same-Surname System for Married Couples in Japan

Japan is the only country in the world that forbids married couples from using separate surnames. Couples can choose the surname of either spouse at the time of marriage, but...
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...

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