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What are Human Rights?

It is important to have a basic understanding of Human Rights before engaging with this blog. Many of you will be very familiar with the concept but for those who are less familiar, hopefully this post will give you clarity. 231 more words

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Tobias Lock and Tom Gerald Daly: Brexit and the British Bill of Rights: Capturing Constitutional Complexity

Euroscepticism – usually framed as an argument from national sovereignty – was an important driving force behind Brexit, but also serves as a key motivator behind efforts to reform domestic human rights law. 859 more words

Human Rights

Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader 'found guilty'

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement, local media report.

A judge is still reading the verdict in the city of Kirov, but news agencies said it was clear in his remarks that Mr Navalny had been convicted. 453 more words

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David Scott: Miller, Sewel, and the Human Rights Act

Many celebrated Miller’s outcome, imposing a Parliamentary “brake” (however brief) on the triggering of Article 50. But the Supreme Court’s unanimous agreement on the devolution issues may have weakened opposition to the Government’s “other” crusade—against the European Court of Human Rights. 619 more words

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ECtHR: six judges demand clear statement that surrogacy is a human rights abuse

While yesterday’s ECtHR decision on the case of Paradiso and Campanelli v. Italy certainly is a positive development in that it corrects one (alas, only one of many!) of the Court’s most grotesque misjudgments of recent memory, it still is a weak decision: one gets the impression that the Court is simply trying to silently creep away from its grave responsibility for having accepted, or even promoted, the truly abominable practice of surrogacy, through which not only human gametes, but even full-grown human beings are turned into tradeable commodities. 1,941 more words

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Surrogacy and child trafficking: The ECtHR corrects itself...

One of the most appalling miscarriages of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), a Chamber Judgment through which the Court’s Second Chamber would de facto have turned surrogacy and illegal child trafficking into a “human right” has fortunately been overturned: a Grand Chamber of the Court that has reviewed the case… 424 more words

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Computer algorithm predicts most Strasbourg judgments

Artificial intelligence … it’s no longer in the future. It’s with us now.

I posted a review of a book about artificial intelligence in autumn last year. 1,157 more words

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