In 2011, a French law came into effect which makes it illegal to cover one’s face in public. Even though lawyers for the French government emphasize that the law also applies to non-religious face-veiling garments, such as balaclavas and hoods, it is clear that its principal target is Muslim clothing, particularly the burqa and the niqab. 987 more words
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Yesterday while analyzing Viktor Orbán’s latest speech I concentrated on the topic that aroused the greatest outrage in opposition circles, the Hungarian prime minister’s plans to introduce a so-called “illiberal democracy.” 814 more words
David Harris, Michael O’Boyle, Ed Bates and Carla Buckley: UK withdrawal from the Convention? A broader view.
In the following blog the authors of the third edition of a leading text on the Law of the ECHR (Harris, O’Boyle and Warbrick, The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights… 3,227 more words
The European Court of Human Rights has this week ruled that refusing to recognise same-sex marriages does not violate The European Convention on Human Rights. 197 more words
Taking a retrograde step into moral isolationism that Dictators and Authoritarians now and in the future can cite, to justify oppression and cruelty.
The Conservative Party who are in coalition Government in Great Britain want to take back the powers from the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, so they can in future decide what is lawful or unlawful when it comes to citizens’ human rights. 273 more words