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University Campuses and the Right to Protest Under the ECHR

University Campuses and the Right to Protest Under the ECHR

The recent spread of student protest relating to Israel’s war in Gaza calls for a refresher on the scope of the right to protest on university campuses. This post considers...
How Texas’ Proposed Criminalisation of Immigration Jeopardises Human Rights Commitments

How Texas’ Proposed Criminalisation of Immigration Jeopardises Human Rights Commitments

Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) —which is currently blocked from taking effect— is the latest in a long line of repressive strategies that the state of Texas is using to...
Undermining the Right to Seek Asylum: Analysing the Proposed US Border Measures’ Impact on the Fundamental Human Rights of Migrants

Undermining the Right to Seek Asylum: Analysing the Proposed US Border Measures’ Impact on the Fundamental Human Rights of Migrants

A 370-page bill that emerged earlier this year out of backroom negotiations between the US Senate and the White House would entrench into law some of the most restrictive asylum...
If Frozen Embryos Are Unborn Children Then What Is IVF’s Future in the United States?

If Frozen Embryos Are Unborn Children Then What Is IVF’s Future in the United States?

In Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022), the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade(1973), and the fate of reproductive freedom fell to the political whims of state...
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...
Another Failed Execution: The United States’ Strained Relationship with the Right to Life

Another Failed Execution: The United States’ Strained Relationship with the Right to Life

At 73 years of age, Thomas Creech is Idaho’s longest-serving death row inmate. He entered prison in 1974 and was slated to face execution on 28 February this year. As...
Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the United States, conservative States and localities—perhaps motivated by the politics of resentment stemming...
Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Image description: Abortion badges of different colours, with slogans reading ‘March for abortion rights’ and ‘Women’s right to choose’. The fragility of reproductive rights in the United States has never...
Dobbs Employs Narrow Framing to Narrow Fundamental Rights

Dobbs Employs Narrow Framing to Narrow Fundamental Rights

Image description: A picture of the front entrance of the US Supreme Court building, which has ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ carved into it. Dobbs holds that the Fourteenth Amendment does...
West Virginia v EPA: Thwarting Robust Legal Reasoning

West Virginia v EPA: Thwarting Robust Legal Reasoning

Image description: Coat of arms of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency (30 June 2022), a six-person majority of the US Supreme Court...
LGBTQ Liberty After the Fall of Roe v Wade

LGBTQ Liberty After the Fall of Roe v Wade

Image Description: Protests in California for marriage equality. Many people are carrying boards saying “we all deserve the freedom to marry”. The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution...

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