Right to Privacy

Respect for Private Life under Article 8 and Covert Filming – Söderman v Sweden

Respect for Private Life under Article 8 and Covert Filming – Söderman v Sweden

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“GC”) found Sweden had breached its obligations under ...
X v Latvia: Creative Harmony, Fortunate Result

X v Latvia: Creative Harmony, Fortunate Result

In X v Latvia the ECtHR held that a domestic Latvian order requiring the applicant to return her daughter to ...
Ode v High Court of Ireland: the Right to Respect for Family Life is Alive and Kicking

Ode v High Court of Ireland: the Right to Respect for Family Life is Alive and Kicking

There is a constant undercurrent of scepticism in the UK regarding the role of human rights in the legal system. ...
European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

In the case of Vallianatos and Others v. Greece, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that ...
The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and  Naz Foundation Rulings

The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and Naz Foundation Rulings

Last month marked the 10 year anniversary of Lawrence v Texas, where the US Supreme Court ruled that laws that ...
Internet surveillance in English law

Internet surveillance in English law

This is partially based on Ian Brown (2012) 'Government Access to Private-Sector Data in the United Kingdom' ...
Mobile Phone Evidence: Implications for Privacy in South African Law

Mobile Phone Evidence: Implications for Privacy in South African Law

Contemporary criminal investigations, particularly in cases of conspiracy and joint participation, routinely ...
US National Security Agency Surveillance: A Problem of “Allegality”

US National Security Agency Surveillance: A Problem of “Allegality”

The recent revelations about the surveillance activities of the US National Security Agency are an excellent ...
Parents’ sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

Parents’ sexual orientation and children rights– coming out in Chile and the ICHR: Atala Riffo v Chile

Atala Riffo e hijas vs. Chile, a case in which the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) condemned the ...
Studying Human Rights, Law and Practice

Studying Human Rights, Law and Practice

By Laurence Lustgarten After a busy two weeks on the blog,  Laurence Lustgarten asks us to step back and ...
Decriminalizing Adultery: Eliminating Discrimination and Violence against Women

Decriminalizing Adultery: Eliminating Discrimination and Violence against Women

By Frances Raday The UN Working Group (WG) on discrimination against women in law and practice has issued a call ...

Become A Contributor To The Blog