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Grand Chamber of the ECtHR to Review Limitations on Choice of Birthplace for Women

Grand Chamber of the ECtHR to Review Limitations on Choice of Birthplace for Women

Dubská and Krejzová v the Czech Republic has been referred to the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human ...
US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality

US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality

The US Supreme Court has ruled, in Obergefell, by a 5-4 majority, that the Fourteenth Amendment to the US ...
The ‘Anderson Report’ on Surveillance Powers Fudges the Issues, but its Findings Should be Implemented

The ‘Anderson Report’ on Surveillance Powers Fudges the Issues, but its Findings Should be Implemented

Pressure on the government to reform the use of surveillance powers within the UK has recently ratcheted up another
Gaughran v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland: the Need for Evidence-Based Reasoning

Gaughran v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland: the Need for Evidence-Based Reasoning

The UK Supreme Court has recently held that the indefinite retention of the DNA profiles of convicted adults does ...
Pakistan’s New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression in Danger

Pakistan’s New Cyber Law Puts Civil Liberties and Freedom of Expression in Danger

On April 16, in Pakistan, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Technology approved the ...
Kenyan High Court Declares Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission Unconstitutional

Kenyan High Court Declares Law Criminalizing HIV Transmission Unconstitutional

On 18 March 2015, in Aids Law Project v Attorney General and Others [2015] the High Court of Kenya declared section
Tentative Reform of State Surveillance Powers in the UK

Tentative Reform of State Surveillance Powers in the UK

Rumblings of discontent have been heard from the supervisory bodies that are entrusted with providing oversight of ...
S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

As discussed in previous posts, the ECtHR decided in S.A.S v France that the French criminal law ban on face ...
Privacy, Data Protection and Police Records

Privacy, Data Protection and Police Records

Can the retention of records by the police relating to acts that occurred in public be contrary to the right to ...
The Geography of International Law and the Cyber Domain

The Geography of International Law and the Cyber Domain

The geographical scope of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) has engaged the interest of IHL experts for some years ...
Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge the Country’s Near-Blanket Ban on Abortion

Northern Ireland’s Human Rights Commission Granted Leave for Judicial Review to Challenge the Country’s Near-Blanket Ban on Abortion

Unlike the rest of the UK, Northern Ireland is not covered by the Abortion Act 1967. If you are a woman living ...
The Legality of Mass Surveillance Operations

The Legality of Mass Surveillance Operations

A court which isn’t a court in name rules on the legality of a government mass surveillance program that may or may

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