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Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 2

Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 2

The first part of this blog discussed the context and facts of the case of Abrahart, as well as how the judgment interpreted the difference between competence standards (exempt from...
Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 1

Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 1

The case of Abrahart, with its tragic facts and powerful judgment, will emit shockwaves throughout post-16 education in the United Kingdom (UK). It is a reminder of the importance of...
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...
For the Inaugural UN International Day of Play: A Framework for Implementing the Right to Play

For the Inaugural UN International Day of Play: A Framework for Implementing the Right to Play

The 11th June marks the first International Day of Play. This is an important moment for recognising that all children, from all backgrounds, and of all ages, have a right...
The Utility of the UN Report on Iran and Amini’s Legacy for the Advancement of Women’s Rights

The Utility of the UN Report on Iran and Amini’s Legacy for the Advancement of Women’s Rights

In Iran and across the globe, the name Mahsa Amini has become synonymous with the suppression of women’s rights in Iran. Of Kurdish origin, 22-year old Amini died on 16...
Bringing the Right to Strike Home: Secretary of State for Business and Trade v Mercer – Part 2

Bringing the Right to Strike Home: Secretary of State for Business and Trade v Mercer – Part 2

The first part of this blog outlined the facts and decision in the Supreme Court case, Secretary of State for Business and Trade v Mercer, as well as the approach...
Bringing the Right to Strike Home: Secretary of State for Business and Trade v Mercer – Part 1

Bringing the Right to Strike Home: Secretary of State for Business and Trade v Mercer – Part 1

Individual strikers are protected from dismissal where they are dismissed for participating in ‘protected’ (i.e lawful and official) industrial action, under s. 238A of the Trade Union and Labour Relations...
Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act:  A Human Rights Perspective – Part 2

Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 2

The first part of this blog drew on academic literature and international case law to examine the key components of a human rights centred concept of reconciliation. Here, we argue...
Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 1

Reconciliation and the Northern Ireland Legacy Act: A Human Rights Perspective – Part 1

In February 2024, the High Court in Belfast declared in Dillon and others that fundamental aspects of the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023 are unlawful and should...
Constitutional Confusion: Ireland’s Failed Referendum on Care and the Family

Constitutional Confusion: Ireland’s Failed Referendum on Care and the Family

There is no shortage of explanations as to why Ireland’s recent referendum on whether to amend Article 41 of the Constitution, which recognises the rights of the family, was met...
The Dynamics of Legal Aid: Pro Bono Advocacy in Bangladesh’s Jurisprudence

The Dynamics of Legal Aid: Pro Bono Advocacy in Bangladesh’s Jurisprudence

Bangladesh’s democratic culture places a high priority on ensuring social and economic justice. By guaranteeing equality, fairness, and fundamental rights for all citizens, the Constitution seeks to establish a socialist...
A Right to Conscientious Objection Beyond the Military Context?

A Right to Conscientious Objection Beyond the Military Context?

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently held that Türkiye violated Article 9 of the Convention (freedom of conscience) when it convicted the Applicant, Mr Murat Kanatli, for refusing...

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