Right to Privacy

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...
Supreme Federal Court of Brazil Resumes Discussions on Decriminalisation of Personal Use of Cannabis

Supreme Federal Court of Brazil Resumes Discussions on Decriminalisation of Personal Use of Cannabis

In 2006, Brazil implemented a new drug law which continued to criminalise various activities related to illegal drugs, such as buying, possessing, transporting, or cultivating them for personal use. However,...
Gendered Dimensions: A Critical Look at the Online Safety Act of Sri Lanka

Gendered Dimensions: A Critical Look at the Online Safety Act of Sri Lanka

Amidst public protests, Sri Lanka passed the Online Safety Act (‘OSA’) on 24 January 2024. The passing of the Act drew much criticism for having the potential to stifle freedom...
Grindr goes to Court (Part II): Individuals’ HIV Status and the Right to Private Life

Grindr goes to Court (Part II): Individuals’ HIV Status and the Right to Private Life

Part I of this blog examined the protection of an individual’s HIV status under the UK’s data protection regime in the context of ongoing litigation against Grindr. Part II examines...
Grindr goes to Court (Part I): UK Data Protection Law and the Disclosure of Individuals’ HIV Status

Grindr goes to Court (Part I): UK Data Protection Law and the Disclosure of Individuals’ HIV Status

A case brought in April 2024 before the High Court of England and Wales alleges that Grindr shared sensitive information, including users’ HIV status, with third parties for commercial purposes...
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...
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...
The Rebellious Act of Consuming Meat in India: Non-vegetarianism and Taboo

The Rebellious Act of Consuming Meat in India: Non-vegetarianism and Taboo

Food-delivery company Zomato recently came up with an “all-vegetarian fleet policy” wherein vegetarian food would be delivered by a different set of delivery drivers wearing green to ensure food segregation....
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...

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