European Convention on Human Rights

Religious symbols in schools: Passive and harmless or a powerful threat?

Religious symbols in schools: Passive and harmless or a powerful threat?

In Lautsi v Italy (2012), the applicant argued that the presence of crucifixes in state school classrooms violated ...
Missing Babies in Serbia: Monetary Reparations Are Not Enough

Missing Babies in Serbia: Monetary Reparations Are Not Enough

On March 26, 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg declared that Serbia must provide a ...
A Human Right to Divorce?

A Human Right to Divorce?

The case of Owens v Owens rocked the legal world in late July, when the Supreme Court decided that Tini Owens ...
Landmark judgment on PSPO Regime has Significant Repercussions for Freedom of Expression

Landmark judgment on PSPO Regime has Significant Repercussions for Freedom of Expression

On 2 July 2018, the High Court handed down judgment in Dulgheriu v London Boroughof Ealing [2018] EWHC 1667 ...
“A New Form of Discrimination”: Civil Partnerships for Different-Sex Couples in the UK Supreme Court

“A New Form of Discrimination”: Civil Partnerships for Different-Sex Couples in the UK Supreme Court

Civil partnerships were introduced by the New Labour government in the UK in 2005 to give same-sex couples many of ...
Landmark Judgment for Women’s Rights

Landmark Judgment for Women’s Rights

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom concluded on the 7th June 2018 that Northern Ireland's laws on termination ...
(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

Universities are meant to be places where freedom of speech flourishes. The issue of free speech in universities ...
The UK Supreme Court Decision on Abortion in Northern Ireland: A Pyrrhic Defeat?

The UK Supreme Court Decision on Abortion in Northern Ireland: A Pyrrhic Defeat?

In the wake of the Irish referendum vote to end the country’s ban on abortion via the repeal of the eighth ...
Valuing Dignity of the Windrush Generation

Valuing Dignity of the Windrush Generation

In listening to the experiences of the Windrush generation and their treatment by the UK Home Office, what stands ...
Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Last week, the U.K. Supreme Court heard argument in Lee v. Ashers Baking Company. The case involves a baker whose ...
Draft Copenhagen Declaration – Diluting European Supervision by ‘Robust Subsidiarity’

Draft Copenhagen Declaration – Diluting European Supervision by ‘Robust Subsidiarity’

As a prelude to the High Level Conference to be held in Copenhagen in April 2018, the Danish chairmanship of the ...
Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence (update)

Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence (update)

Following my earlier blog post on the case of EA, the CA last week handed down its judgment in AM (Zimbabwe) v ...

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