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Women Under Siege: The missing women of the Mediterranean refugee crisis

The problem of violence against women hardly begins (or ends) in Libya. Many of the women now fleeing to Europe have been raped in their home countries—it is the essential reason why they are fleeing.

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Human Rights

International Justice Deserves Better

Nelson Camilo Sánchez*

This past July 17th was the “World Day for International Justice.” This date, which alludes to the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998, commemorates the struggle against impunity for severe human rights violations. 643 more words

Courts And Rights

HRA Watch: Reform, Repeal, Replace? Sarah Lambrecht: Criticism of the European Court of Human Rights: A UK Phenomenon?

Editors’ note: The blog invited constitutional lawyers to comment on the UK Government’s proposal to repeal and replace the Human Rights Act. We end this series with a post by Sarah Lambrecht, law clerk at the Belgian Constitutional Court and a PhD Fellow at the University of Antwerp… 2,131 more words

Human Rights

Opinion: Could We See Civil Partnerships in Russia?

Stephen Donnan ponders the recent ECHR ruling that Italy is in violation of human rights by not having a mechanism to recognise same-sex relationships

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in the case of… 512 more words

LGBT

MPs hear opposition to assisted suicide from disabled activists

Original post from Disabled Go News

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MPs have been warned by a prominent activist that legalising assisted suicide would mean that some disabled people would die as a result of “exploitation and abuse”. 640 more words

Disability

Being Italian: the art of being spat at and pretending it's raining

In Italy we have a saying for people who fail to acknowledge the truth: he/she gets spat at and he/she pretends it’s raining.  In the last few months we have really mastered this art. 771 more words