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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...
A Game of Judicial Tennis: The Supreme Court in Mercer

A Game of Judicial Tennis: The Supreme Court in Mercer

The Supreme Court has once again considered the proper scope of sections 3 and 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), this time in relation to an employer’s response...
Extremist Measures: The UK Government Further Obstructs the Right to Protest

Extremist Measures: The UK Government Further Obstructs the Right to Protest

On March 1, UK Prime Minister Sunak delivered a divisive impromptu speech, much of which was spent demonising groups calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. He claimed that protests have...
The License to Jeopardise: The LGBTQ Rights ‘Movement’ in Russia

The License to Jeopardise: The LGBTQ Rights ‘Movement’ in Russia

The Supreme Court of Russia, on 30 November 2023, ruled against the ‘international LGBTQ movement’, declaring it an ‘extremist organisation’ and allowing the Russian government to take steps to curb...
Non-Refoulement of Uyghur Prisoners in India

Non-Refoulement of Uyghur Prisoners in India

Although India is not party to the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Refugees, this does not preclude it from its Principle of Non-Refoulement, or prohibition of refoulement,...
Democratic Descent in Niger: From Hope to Uncertainty

Democratic Descent in Niger: From Hope to Uncertainty

In the first peaceful democratic transition of power since the independence of Niger, Mohammed Bazoum was elected President by constitutional elections in 2021. Just two years later he was overthrown...
The Coronation, the Public Order Act 2023 and ‘Free Speech’

The Coronation, the Public Order Act 2023 and ‘Free Speech’

In recent years, a lot has been written about ‘the right to protest’ and ‘the right to free speech’ in the UK. Yet neither phrase appears in the latest Public...
Gender-based Violence, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Christian Values in Zambia

Gender-based Violence, LGBTQIA+ Rights, and Christian Values in Zambia

Since 2019 the Sistah Sistah Foundation (SSF) has marched in protest of sexual and gender-based violence in Zambia. Zambia’s national Gender Based Violence (GBV) statistics allege that a total of...
Kenya’s Continual Failure to Meet their Two-Thirds Gender Quota

Kenya’s Continual Failure to Meet their Two-Thirds Gender Quota

Article twenty-seven of the Republic of Kenya’s 2010 Constitution states that the ‘State shall take legislative and other measures to implement the principle that not more than two-thirds of the...
Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Image description: A group of striking people march through a city street holding union banners The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to...
Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part II

Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part II

Image Description: A picture of the Strasbourg Court These judgments (referred to in Part I of the post) also make clear that the exceptions in Article 11(2) ECHR are fully...
Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part I

Minority associations win repeated victories in Strasbourg but will Greece ever comply with the relevant judgments? – Part I

Image Description: A picture of the Strasbourg Court Like any other European state, Greece is home to ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities. That their members complain – domestically and in...

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