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Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

On 29 November 2023, Nepal became the second Asian Country to register a same-sex marriage after Taiwan. This represents a significant development in the struggle for marriage equality for the...
COP28 and Its Shortcomings: The Inadequate Protection of Human Rights

COP28 and Its Shortcomings: The Inadequate Protection of Human Rights

The 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP28, was held from 30 November to 12 December in...
The Shell Case: A Viable Path to Establish Corporate Climate Responsibility?

The Shell Case: A Viable Path to Establish Corporate Climate Responsibility?

On 26 May 2021, The Hague District Court in the Netherlands ordered energy giant Shell to reduce the CO2 emissions of the Shell group by net 45% in 2030 relative...
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...
LGBTQIA+ Rights under siege: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023

LGBTQIA+ Rights under siege: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023

On May 26 2023, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law one of the globe’s harshest anti-LGBTQ bills, criminalising same-sex activities, including the possibility of the death penalty for those...
The 2024 Paris Olympics: AI Mass Surveillance Under the Upcoming EU AI Act

The 2024 Paris Olympics: AI Mass Surveillance Under the Upcoming EU AI Act

Drafting legislation that spans 27 countries has always been a formidable challenge for the European Union’s legislators. The proposed 2003 Artificial Intelligence Act [AI Act] has ushered in a new...
The Wait is Coming to an End: The Brazilian Supreme Court’s Promising Opportunity to Finally Decriminalise Abortion up to 12 Weeks

The Wait is Coming to an End: The Brazilian Supreme Court’s Promising Opportunity to Finally Decriminalise Abortion up to 12 Weeks

In September 2023, a key event changed the direction of discussions about the criminalisation of abortion in Brazil: Justice Rosa Weber, rapporteur of ADPF 442 –Brazilian acronym for “Claim of...
Neurorights: safeguarding human autonomy and dignity in the age of neurotechnology

Neurorights: safeguarding human autonomy and dignity in the age of neurotechnology

A ground-breaking recent publication has detailed the first use of fMRI – in conjunction with a novel brain computer interface – to “decode language”. This has enabled the reconstruction of...
Access to Abortion at the Federal Level: Another Step Towards Reproductive Justice in Mexico

Access to Abortion at the Federal Level: Another Step Towards Reproductive Justice in Mexico

The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice’s recent ruling on abortion is a landmark decision promoting reproductive justice for women in the country. Not only does the Court clearly develop the...
Maymulakhin and Markiv v Ukraine: Perspectives on Same-Sex Relations in Ukraine in Light of the European Court of Human Rights’ Decision

Maymulakhin and Markiv v Ukraine: Perspectives on Same-Sex Relations in Ukraine in Light of the European Court of Human Rights’ Decision

Since the publication of our previous blog post about perspectives on same-sex marriage legalization in Ukraine, an online petition about this issue, submitted to Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has received...
Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act: A New Dawn or a False Start?

Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act: A New Dawn or a False Start?

The Government of India recently passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023, with the primary purpose of regulating the processing and protection of individuals’ personal data, whilst laying down...
Figel’ v Slovakia:  Potential landmark ECtHR decision on COVID-19 related restrictions to religious freedom

Figel’ v Slovakia: Potential landmark ECtHR decision on COVID-19 related restrictions to religious freedom

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a period of unprecedented restrictions to fundamental rights, unthinkable no less than five years ago: freedom of movement, assembly, and expression, and the right to private...

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