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The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Iraq

The Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Iraq

The Republic of Iraq ratified the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1986 and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural...
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...
The Enshrinement of Abortion in the French Constitution. Kairos: Dobbs as a window of opportunity? (Part I)

The Enshrinement of Abortion in the French Constitution. Kairos: Dobbs as a window of opportunity? (Part I)

On 8 March 2024, the sealing ceremony for the 25th amendment to the French Constitution of 1958 took place at the ministry of Justice in Paris, marking the inclusion in...
The Enshrinement of Abortion in the French Constitution. Phronesis: after the celebration, a call for caution (Part II)

The Enshrinement of Abortion in the French Constitution. Phronesis: after the celebration, a call for caution (Part II)

The first part of this blog examined the process that led to the amendment that enshrined abortion in the French Constitution. In this second part, it is argued that, while...
AI and Global Development: The Role of Economic and Social Rights

AI and Global Development: The Role of Economic and Social Rights

As policymakers in the Global North prepare to introduce binding horizontal AI regulation, increasing attention is also being paid to the promises and pitfalls of AI for developing countries. Although...
Beyond State Responsibility: The Trafigura Case and Corporate Accountability in Africa

Beyond State Responsibility: The Trafigura Case and Corporate Accountability in Africa

Over the last few decades, there has been global recognition that corporations yield considerable social, economic and political power. This recognition has been accompanied by the question of how to...
Empathy and Justice: Abortion Rights for Minor Rape Victims in India

Empathy and Justice: Abortion Rights for Minor Rape Victims in India

Otherwise viewed as a laudable step in addressing rights to abort, India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP) inadvertently leaves minor rape victims vulnerable. A recent decision of the...
Are we Missing Women in (AI) Healthcare Again? The EU’s Thoughts on AI-Empowered Medical Diagnosis

Are we Missing Women in (AI) Healthcare Again? The EU’s Thoughts on AI-Empowered Medical Diagnosis

With the recent trilogue concluding in the European Parliament concerning the Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA), along with the increasing involvement of Big Tech in the healthcare sector, we must maintain...
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...
Federated Learning: A Possible Panacea for Data Privacy in the Healthcare Sector

Federated Learning: A Possible Panacea for Data Privacy in the Healthcare Sector

The significance of data privacy is increasingly prominent on a global scale. There are laws in many jurisdictions governing data, to ensure reduction in unnecessary data sharing and to uphold...
Germany’s New Law for Self-Determination: Progressive for Some, Regressive for ‘Others’

Germany’s New Law for Self-Determination: Progressive for Some, Regressive for ‘Others’

Germany is currently in the process of amending its gender self-identification law to make it more progressive. The Federal Ministry of Justice and the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior...
Europe’s Gender Recognition Tug-of-War Continues in Germany – Part 2: Implications of the Draft Law on Self-Determination

Europe’s Gender Recognition Tug-of-War Continues in Germany – Part 2: Implications of the Draft Law on Self-Determination

Germany may soon close a troubled chapter on its legal provision for gender recognition, ending the decades-long reign of the 1980 Law on Transsexuals (Transsexuellengesetz or TSG), in favour of...

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