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CJEU: Austrian Good Friday legislation constitutes direct discrimination on the grounds of religion

CJEU: Austrian Good Friday legislation constitutes direct discrimination on the grounds of religion

Under Austrian law, Good Friday is a public holiday only for members of the Evangelical Churches of the Augsburg ...
Indian Supreme Court on Dance Bar Regulations: Victory for Bar Dancers?

Indian Supreme Court on Dance Bar Regulations: Victory for Bar Dancers?

A two-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India (‘SC’) recently relaxed the stringent conditions imposed by the ...
“A Past Still Present”: Equal Rights Trust report explores discrimination and inequality in Egypt, eight years after the revolution

“A Past Still Present”: Equal Rights Trust report explores discrimination and inequality in Egypt, eight years after the revolution

Last week marked the 8th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution – known as the “25 January revolution” – which led ...
The European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in Molla Sali: A call for Greece to modernise its system for national-minority protection?

The European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in Molla Sali: A call for Greece to modernise its system for national-minority protection?

Greece is one of eight Council of Europe member states not to have ratified the Framework Convention for the ...
Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty stands in the way of ...
Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (with Sandra Fredman)

Working Together: Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (with Sandra Fredman)

The United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. They aim to end poverty, protect the planet ...
The Two Child Tax Limit Perpetuates the Myth of Poverty as a Moral Failing 

The Two Child Tax Limit Perpetuates the Myth of Poverty as a Moral Failing 

Families who have a third child born after 6 April 2017 will not receive child tax credits for the third child ...
A Question of Values: Religious Schools, Discrimination, and LGBT+ Rights in Australia

A Question of Values: Religious Schools, Discrimination, and LGBT+ Rights in Australia

Striking the appropriate balance between religious freedom and LGBT+ rights continues to be controversial across ...
UK Reform of Gender Recognition and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights

UK Reform of Gender Recognition and the Commission for Equality and Human Rights

The UK Government’s consultation on reforming the  Gender Recognition Act 2004 proposes making it easier for trans ...
‘The Family and Diabetes’ in the EU: Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

‘The Family and Diabetes’ in the EU: Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

This year’s World Diabetes Day focuses on ‘the family and diabetes’. Family members play a vital role in diabetes ...
Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Under the umbrella of austerity, the UK has pursued a punishing regime of cuts to social welfare benefits and ...
The Belgian Burkini Ban, Dead in the Water?

The Belgian Burkini Ban, Dead in the Water?

On the 5th of July, the Ghent court of first instance held a ban on burkinis in two public swimming pools to ...

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