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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 ...
Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Image description: A group of people walking under a rainbow flag.  The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently ...
Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez on the Burkini Judgment

Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez on the Burkini Judgment

TRANSCRIPT: Professor Stéphanie Hennette-Vauchez on the Burkini Judgment  Daniil Ukhorskiy (0:03) On the ...
Sanchez and ZB v France: How Many More Restrictions to Freedom of Expression Should Strasbourg Accept?

Sanchez and ZB v France: How Many More Restrictions to Freedom of Expression Should Strasbourg Accept?

Image Description: On a brick wall, the phrase 'Free Speech' is being written by a person, using spray paint. ...
The Success and Remaining Challenges of French Climate Litigation

The Success and Remaining Challenges of French Climate Litigation

Notre affaire à tous is a French environmental NGO founded in 2015 inspired by the ...
Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

On Saturday 21 November, despite a nationwide lockdown, thousands took to the streets across France to protest the ...
French Court of Cassation Rules that Uber Drivers are  Employees

French Court of Cassation Rules that Uber Drivers are Employees

On 4th of March 2020, French Court of Cassation (the country’s highest court for civil matters) in a landmark ...
Veil of Discord: France’s Approach to Religious Clothing Condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Veil of Discord: France’s Approach to Religious Clothing Condemned by the United Nations Human Rights Committee

In three decisions issued on 10 August 2018 and 23 October 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) ...
Business and Human Rights: A Tale of Two Duties

Business and Human Rights: A Tale of Two Duties

With effect from 29 March 2017, the French Loi de la Vigilance introduced into the Commercial Code a  duty on ...
The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk ...
France Risks Violating the Right to Freedom of Expression with New Abortion Law Proposals

France Risks Violating the Right to Freedom of Expression with New Abortion Law Proposals

France is set to introduce a controversial new law which criminalizes the online ‘obstruction’ of abortion. The ...
The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 2: Upholding Religious Freedom

The French Council of State on the Burkini – Part 2: Upholding Religious Freedom

In its ordinance of 26 August 2016 entitled Ligue des droits de l'homme et autres the Council of State — France’s ...

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