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The European Court of Human Rights’ Gendered Climate Docket: KlimaSeniorinnen and Duarte Agostinho

The European Court of Human Rights’ Gendered Climate Docket: KlimaSeniorinnen and Duarte Agostinho

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) just announced that the judgments in all three climate cases before the Grand Chamber will be issued on 9 April: Verein KlimaSeniorinnen v...
Semenya v Switzerland: Divided ECtHR Significantly Advances the Human Rights Protection for Intersex Athletes (and all professional sportspeople in general) – Part II

Semenya v Switzerland: Divided ECtHR Significantly Advances the Human Rights Protection for Intersex Athletes (and all professional sportspeople in general) – Part II

Part I of this blog (available here) discussed the facts of the case and laid down the jurisdiction issue. Part II continues the discussion on procedural view and elaborates on...
Semenya v Switzerland: Divided ECtHR Significantly Advances the Human Rights Protection for Intersex Athletes (and all professional sportspeople in general) – Part I

Semenya v Switzerland: Divided ECtHR Significantly Advances the Human Rights Protection for Intersex Athletes (and all professional sportspeople in general) – Part I

Should women with variations of sex characteristics be excluded from professional women’s sports competitions? In recent years, this question has spurred considerable controversy around the globe. In July 2023, the...
Figel’ v Slovakia:  Potential landmark ECtHR decision on COVID-19 related restrictions to religious freedom

Figel’ v Slovakia: Potential landmark ECtHR decision on COVID-19 related restrictions to religious freedom

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a period of unprecedented restrictions to fundamental rights, unthinkable no less than five years ago: freedom of movement, assembly, and expression, and the right to private...
What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

On 29 March 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) heard its first two climate cases (Verein Klima Seniorinnen and Others v Switzerland and Carême v France). Meanwhile, another...
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...
Universal Jurisdiction in Switzerland: Challenges for the War Crimes Trial of Alieu Kosiah

Universal Jurisdiction in Switzerland: Challenges for the War Crimes Trial of Alieu Kosiah

On 3 December 2020, the trial of the Liberian former militia commander, Alieu Kosiah, opened in Switzerland’s Federal Criminal Court. It is a trial of many firsts, with Kosiah being...
Mandatory corporate due diligence in Switzerland: the upcoming referendum on the Responsible Business Initiative

Mandatory corporate due diligence in Switzerland: the upcoming referendum on the Responsible Business Initiative

This piece briefly contextualises and reports on the final stretch of the Responsible Business Initiative (RBI) legislative process in Switzerland and delves into the legal provisions of the competing drafts...
Women’s Suffrage in Switzerland

Women’s Suffrage in Switzerland

In 2017, a Swiss film about the introduction of women’s suffrage on the Swiss federal level attracted much attention and large audiences. The film, entitled “The Divine Order”, was voted...

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