European Convention on Human Rights

The Missing Pieces: Living Organ Donation and Personal Autonomy in Germany

The Missing Pieces: Living Organ Donation and Personal Autonomy in Germany

Non-directed living organ donation remains prohibited in Germany, with concerning implications for individual autonomy as well as potentially fatal consequences for those awaiting organ donation. About 8,500 people are currently...
Kenya’s Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Non-Discrimination for Sexual Minorities

Kenya’s Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Non-Discrimination for Sexual Minorities

Kenya’s Supreme Court has entrenched the right to non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in a landmark decision affirming freedom of association for LGBTIQ persons. This decision is particularly...
Life-Saving At a High Cost: The Case for Provision of Rare Disease Treatments Being a Human Right

Life-Saving At a High Cost: The Case for Provision of Rare Disease Treatments Being a Human Right

Earlier this year, Brazilian authorities added Zolgesma, once “the world’s most expensive medical treatment to date,” to the country’s mandatory coverage list. The medication treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare...
The Forgotten I in LGBTQIA+: ECtHR Turns its Back on Intersex People

The Forgotten I in LGBTQIA+: ECtHR Turns its Back on Intersex People

Image Description: Picture of two fists, with the letters LGBTQIA+ written across the knuckles in rainbow colours On 31 January, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued its first-ever...
Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Image description: A group of striking people march through a city street holding union banners The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to...
The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty: PSB et al. v Brazil

The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty: PSB et al. v Brazil

Image description: Satellite image of Brazil during natural disaster crisis in 2020 In late October, Brazil ousted incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and elected Lula, who has since promised to cut...
Examining Racial-Profiling Complaints in the Age of Subsidiarity: Basu v Germany and Muhammad v Spain

Examining Racial-Profiling Complaints in the Age of Subsidiarity: Basu v Germany and Muhammad v Spain

Image Description: Two policemen in uniform standing with their backs to the camera. On 18 October 2022, the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’)’s Third Section passed judgment in Basu...
FemTech Apps’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: A Rights-Perspective on Privacy

FemTech Apps’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: A Rights-Perspective on Privacy

Image description: a “smart-watch” FemTech applications [FemTech apps] are committed to the technology-driven enhancement of women’s [users] autonomy in the enjoyment of rights to sexual and reproductive health [SRH Rights]...
Another ‘Green Reading’ of Article 8 of the ECHR in Pavlov & Others v Russia

Another ‘Green Reading’ of Article 8 of the ECHR in Pavlov & Others v Russia

Image description: Large industrial mining vehicle pictured in crater of quarry in Russia The recent case Pavlov & Others v Russia saw the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), once...
Mediterranean Sea Migrants: How a Novel Classification Framework Can Increase State Accountability

Mediterranean Sea Migrants: How a Novel Classification Framework Can Increase State Accountability

Image description: Small boat containing refugees is intercepted by border police in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece Approximately eight people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean...
The Tension between Human Rights, Freedom of Dress and Public Morality

The Tension between Human Rights, Freedom of Dress and Public Morality

Regulations on dress are controversial in many jurisdictions, poised at the intersection between human rights and public morality. In countries where wearing particular attire is considered a threat to religious...
What do Rivers have to do with Human Rights? A Spotlight on Recent Problems

What do Rivers have to do with Human Rights? A Spotlight on Recent Problems

Image description: A map showing the extent of drought alerts in Europe in July 2022, with most of the region in shades of orange or red A few weeks ago...

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