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El principio de proporcionalidad y la protección de los derechos reproductivos en el Tribunal Constitucional Español

El principio de proporcionalidad y la protección de los derechos reproductivos en el Tribunal Constitucional Español

En contraste con los recientes retrocesos de las protecciones del derecho al aborto, como la derogación de Roe vs Wade en Estados Unidos, el Tribunal Constitucional (TC) español recientemente protegió...
Protecting Reproductive Rights: A Balancing Exercise for the Spanish Constitutional Court

Protecting Reproductive Rights: A Balancing Exercise for the Spanish Constitutional Court

In stark contrast to recent regressions on abortion rights, including the fall of Roe v Wade in the USA, the Spanish Constitutional Court lately signalled greater protections for reproductive rights,...
Lessons from the French Vigilance Law for the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

Lessons from the French Vigilance Law for the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

On 23rd February 2022, the European Commission published a draft Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (‘the Draft Directive’) that will mandate companies operating within the European Union (‘EU’) above a...
Moraru v Romania: ECtHR Protects Against Size-based Discrimination

Moraru v Romania: ECtHR Protects Against Size-based Discrimination

In November 2022, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that height and weight requirements for participation in the entrance examination for a programme of military medicine violate Article 14...
L’ambitieuse loi française sur les entreprises et les droits de l’homme sera mise à l’épreuve : l’affaire Yemen LNG

L’ambitieuse loi française sur les entreprises et les droits de l’homme sera mise à l’épreuve : l’affaire Yemen LNG

Le 22 février 2023, groupe des droits MENA a intenté une action en justice devant un tribunal parisien contre TotalEnergies, l’une des plus grandes sociétés énergétiques françaises, pour non-respect de...
France’s Ambitious Business and Human Rights Law to be Tested: the Yemen LNG case

France’s Ambitious Business and Human Rights Law to be Tested: the Yemen LNG case

On February 22, 2023, MENA Rights Group filed a lawsuit in a Paris court against TotalEnergies, one of France’s largest energy corporations, for failing to comply with French Duty of...
The EU Artificial Intelligence Act and its Human Rights Limitations

The EU Artificial Intelligence Act and its Human Rights Limitations

At the end of 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted its common position or ‘general approach’ to the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act), paving the way for...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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