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Privacy at the Margins: France’s New Ban on the Hijab

Privacy at the Margins: France’s New Ban on the Hijab

On 30th March, less than a month after Switzerland held a plebiscite on banning the burqa and niqab in public ...
The European Court of Human Rights develops important principles in pregnancy discrimination cases

The European Court of Human Rights develops important principles in pregnancy discrimination cases

More than 60 years after it started functioning, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has finally delivered ...
Coronavirus: States Derogating to Suspend Human Rights Obligations

Coronavirus: States Derogating to Suspend Human Rights Obligations

Governments around the world are taking decisive action to contain the spread of a novel coronavirus, (COVID-19), ...
Facial Recognition Technology: The High Court’s flawed approach to information privacy

Facial Recognition Technology: The High Court’s flawed approach to information privacy

In September 2019, the English High Court ruled the use of automated facial recognition technology (AFR) by South ...
A Gay Kiss on the Internet: Can Strasbourg Litigation Help Win the War Against Homophobia?

A Gay Kiss on the Internet: Can Strasbourg Litigation Help Win the War Against Homophobia?

On 14 January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights found a violation of the European Convention on Human ...
Is There a Protection Vacuum in Contested Territories?

Is There a Protection Vacuum in Contested Territories?

The issue of ‘contested territories’ has become one of the main bones of contention with regard to how the human ...
An ever-present past: The Troubles and Their Human Rights Dimension

An ever-present past: The Troubles and Their Human Rights Dimension

For the past few months, continental Europe has become increasingly aware of the intricacies surrounding Northern ...
Beghal v UK: Stop and Search at the Border Violates Article 8 ECHR

Beghal v UK: Stop and Search at the Border Violates Article 8 ECHR

Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 allows police officers at ports or border areas to question individuals for ...
The Extremism Database is in Breach of the European Convention on Human Rights

The Extremism Database is in Breach of the European Convention on Human Rights

On 24 January 2019, the European Court of Human Rights (the ECtHR) delivered its judgment in the case of Catt v. ...
And then there were none: the decline of the right to access a lawyer?

And then there were none: the decline of the right to access a lawyer?

On 9 November 2018, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in Beuze v Belgium that ...
The European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in Molla Sali: A call for Greece to modernise its system for national-minority protection?

The European Court of Human Rights’ judgment in Molla Sali: A call for Greece to modernise its system for national-minority protection?

Greece is one of eight Council of Europe member states not to have ratified the Framework Convention for the ...
LBGT+ Rights in The EU

LBGT+ Rights in The EU

This blog is the second in a series that takes a snapshot of where LGBT+ rights are in 2018, as a result of some ...

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