Human Dignity

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...
Constitutional Confusion: Ireland’s Failed Referendum on Care and the Family

Constitutional Confusion: Ireland’s Failed Referendum on Care and the Family

There is no shortage of explanations as to why Ireland’s recent referendum on whether to amend Article 41 of the Constitution, which recognises the rights of the family, was met...
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...
A Right to Conscientious Objection Beyond the Military Context?

A Right to Conscientious Objection Beyond the Military Context?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently held that Türkiye violated Article 9 of the Convention (freedom of conscience) when it convicted the Applicant, Mr Murat Kanatli, for refusing...
Illegal Human Trafficking Profits Skyrocket

Illegal Human Trafficking Profits Skyrocket

Human trafficking is big business. The United Nations (UN) just released an updated report that reveals traffickers are raking in record illegal profits. Meanwhile, the inherently valuable people whom traffickers...
Direct Democracy in Action: Swiss Voters Decide to Augment the Statutory Old Age Pension

Direct Democracy in Action: Swiss Voters Decide to Augment the Statutory Old Age Pension

On 3 March 2024, Swiss voters decided in favour of a 13th Old-Age and Survivors’ Insurance (OASI) payment per year, but against gradually raising the statutory retirement age. For the...
Die direkte Demokratie in Aktion: Die Schweizer Stimmbevölkerung entscheidet zugunsten einer Erhöhung der gesetzlichen Altersrente

Die direkte Demokratie in Aktion: Die Schweizer Stimmbevölkerung entscheidet zugunsten einer Erhöhung der gesetzlichen Altersrente

Am 3. März 2024 hat sich die Schweizer Stimmbevölkerung für eine dreizehnte jährliche Zahlung der Alters- und Hinterbliebenenversicherung (AHV), aber gegen eine schrittweise Erhöhung des gesetzlichen Rentenalters ausgesprochen. Zum ersten...
La démocratie directe en action : Les électeurs suisses décident d’augmenter la rente de vieillesse de l’Etat

La démocratie directe en action : Les électeurs suisses décident d’augmenter la rente de vieillesse de l’Etat

Le 3 mars 2024, les électeurs suisses se sont prononcés en faveur d’un treizième versement annuel de l’assurance vieillesse et survivants (AVS), mais contre le relèvement progressif de l’âge légal...
Greece Achieves Marriage Equality: What About Full Parental Rights for LGBTQI Persons?

Greece Achieves Marriage Equality: What About Full Parental Rights for LGBTQI Persons?

LGBTQI rights are far from being universally accepted. On 16 February 2024, a new bill for LGBTQI rights was voted by the Greek Parliament allowing same-sex couples to marry and...
Tanzania’s Colonial Relic: A Thread of Capital Punishment

Tanzania’s Colonial Relic: A Thread of Capital Punishment

The death penalty (capital punishment) is abolished in many African countries and applied under exceptional circumstances in 16 of the 30 African countries where it is retained. However, Tanzania still...
One year on, US journalist Evan Gershkovich remains a state hostage in Russia

One year on, US journalist Evan Gershkovich remains a state hostage in Russia

For the past twelve months, US journalist Evan Gershkovich, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, has been held in a Moscow prison awaiting trial. Arrested by security services on...
How Texas’ Proposed Criminalisation of Immigration Jeopardises Human Rights Commitments

How Texas’ Proposed Criminalisation of Immigration Jeopardises Human Rights Commitments

Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) —which is currently blocked from taking effect— is the latest in a long line of repressive strategies that the state of Texas is using to...

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