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Greece Achieves Marriage Equality: What About Full Parental Rights for LGBTQI Persons?

Greece Achieves Marriage Equality: What About Full Parental Rights for LGBTQI Persons?

LGBTQI rights are far from being universally accepted. On 16 February 2024, a new bill for LGBTQI rights was voted by the Greek Parliament allowing same-sex couples to marry and...
AI and Global Development: The Role of Economic and Social Rights

AI and Global Development: The Role of Economic and Social Rights

As policymakers in the Global North prepare to introduce binding horizontal AI regulation, increasing attention is also being paid to the promises and pitfalls of AI for developing countries. Although...
How can we guard against AI-generated discrimination?

How can we guard against AI-generated discrimination?

One of the most commonly expressed concerns about AI systems is their capacity to produce unfairly discriminatory outputs and decisions. Well-known examples abound: for instance, in healthcare, AI-enabled decision support...
La Belgique criminalise l’écocide: une (imparfaite) première européenne

La Belgique criminalise l’écocide: une (imparfaite) première européenne

Le 22 février 2024, la Belgique a marqué l’histoire en adoptant un nouveau code pénal criminalisant l’écocide dans son droit interne. Il s’agit de la première fois qu’une telle interdiction...
Belgium Recognises the Crime of Ecocide: A (Lukewarm) European First

Belgium Recognises the Crime of Ecocide: A (Lukewarm) European First

On 22 February 2024, Belgium made history by adopting a new penal code that criminalises ‘ecocide’ at the national level. This marks the first time that such a domestic prohibition...
EU Artificial Intelligence Act Approved: What Remains Missing from this Compromise?

EU Artificial Intelligence Act Approved: What Remains Missing from this Compromise?

“We had one goal: to develop legislation that would ensure that the AI ecosystem in Europe develops with a human-centered approach respecting fundamental rights and European values, building trust, creating...
Are we Missing Women in (AI) Healthcare Again? The EU’s Thoughts on AI-Empowered Medical Diagnosis

Are we Missing Women in (AI) Healthcare Again? The EU’s Thoughts on AI-Empowered Medical Diagnosis

With the recent trilogue concluding in the European Parliament concerning the Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA), along with the increasing involvement of Big Tech in the healthcare sector, we must maintain...
Is Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence a Paper Tiger? Lessons from the French Experience (Part I)

Is Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence a Paper Tiger? Lessons from the French Experience (Part I)

In 2017, France became the first country to enact a due diligence law, the Law on the Duty of Vigilance, requiring large French companies to identify risks and prevent serious...
Is Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence a Paper Tiger?  Lessons from the French Experience (Part II)

Is Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence a Paper Tiger? Lessons from the French Experience (Part II)

France was the first country to enact a due diligence law with its Law on the Duty of Vigilance. While the Law has faced challenges in implementation, outlined in a...
Religious Discrimination, Headscarves and ‘exclusive neutrality’: backsliding by the CJEU

Religious Discrimination, Headscarves and ‘exclusive neutrality’: backsliding by the CJEU

In OP v Commune d’Ans the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) returned to religious discrimination and headscarves, this time in the public sector workplace. Although the CJEU...
Artificial Intelligence at the European Court of Human Rights

Artificial Intelligence at the European Court of Human Rights

“As Judges we are all under a certain amount of pressure to perform more efficiently, to deliver justice more speedily. Artificial Intelligence offers certain opportunities in terms of case-processing. Yet...
L’intelligence artificielle à la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme

L’intelligence artificielle à la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme

« En tant que juges, nous sommes tous soumis à une certaine pression pour être plus efficaces et rendre la justice plus rapidement. L’intelligence artificielle offre certaines possibilité en termes...

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