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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...
Der grausamste Schnitt von allen? Der EGMR weigert sich, in Sachen Schächten einzuschreiten

Der grausamste Schnitt von allen? Der EGMR weigert sich, in Sachen Schächten einzuschreiten

Sowohl vor dem Gerichtshof der Europäischen Union (EuGH) als auch vor dem Belgischen Verfassungsgerichtshof kämpften ein Bündnis muslimischer und jüdischer Gruppen sowie Einzelpersonen gegen regionale belgische Vorschriften zum Verbot des...
Het wreedste stuk van allemaal: het EHRM weigert zich te buigen over onverdoofd slachten in religieuze context

Het wreedste stuk van allemaal: het EHRM weigert zich te buigen over onverdoofd slachten in religieuze context

Na vergeefse pogingen voor het Hof van Justitie van de Europese Unie (HvJ-EU) en het Belgisch Grondwettelijk Hof, was er voor de coalitie van joodse en moslimgroepen voor het Europees...
Le coup le plus cruel de tous? La CEDH refuse d’intervenir sur l’abattage rituel

Le coup le plus cruel de tous? La CEDH refuse d’intervenir sur l’abattage rituel

Devant la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne (CJUE) et la Cour constitutionnelle belge, une coalition de groupes et d’individus musulmans et juifs ont lutté contre des réglementations régionales belges...
The Unkindest Cut of All? The ECtHR Declines to Intervene on Religious Slaughter

The Unkindest Cut of All? The ECtHR Declines to Intervene on Religious Slaughter

Both before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the Belgian Constitutional Court, a coalition of Muslim and Jewish groups and individuals have fought Belgian regional regulations...
The ML v Poland ‘landmark’ judgment on reproductive rights and the ENNHRI third-party intervention: How ‘landmark’ is it in reality?

The ML v Poland ‘landmark’ judgment on reproductive rights and the ENNHRI third-party intervention: How ‘landmark’ is it in reality?

On 14 December 2023, in ML v Poland, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) confirmed that Poland’s 2020 Constitutional Court’s decision, resulting in a near-total abortion ban, violated the...
Balancing Human Rights Protection and Defense of the Motherland in Ukraine

Balancing Human Rights Protection and Defense of the Motherland in Ukraine

Image description: the Supreme Court of Ukraine in session The full-scale Russian military invasion of Ukraine on February 24 put tremendous strain on the legal system and showed legislative gaps....
Interim Relief under the ECHR – Getting the Facts Right

Interim Relief under the ECHR – Getting the Facts Right

Image description: a plane on the runway. Since its announcement, the Conservative government’s policy to remove asylum seekers to Rwanda before considering their asylum application has generated deep concern amongst...
Clause Seven of the Bill of Rights Bill: Diluting Rights Protection and Undermining Parliamentary Democracy

Clause Seven of the Bill of Rights Bill: Diluting Rights Protection and Undermining Parliamentary Democracy

Image description: The Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom and his attendants If enacted in its present form the Bill of Rights Bill would compromise judicial independence, dilute ECHR rights...
How the Externalisation of EU Migration Governance Places Refugees at Risk: An Analysis of EU-Libya Migration Cooperation

How the Externalisation of EU Migration Governance Places Refugees at Risk: An Analysis of EU-Libya Migration Cooperation

Image description: Libyan refugees on a march in Hamburg. The recent influx of Ukrainians into the EU illustrates their incredible capacity to support displaced communities. However, growing trends in EU...
Climate Change Before the ECtHR’s Grand Chamber: The KlimaSeniorinnen Case

Climate Change Before the ECtHR’s Grand Chamber: The KlimaSeniorinnen Case

Image description: A group of protesters, with one holding a banner reading “Don’t blow it. Good planets are hard to find.” On 29 April 2022, the European Court of Human...
What Does Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Mean for the European Court of Human Rights?

What Does Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Mean for the European Court of Human Rights?

In July 2021, Turkey officially withdrew from the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women. Thousands of women marched against the decision and holding banners that read “We...

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