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Surrogacy: the ECtHR (yet again) fails to address the real issue

On 21 July 2016, the European Court of Human Rights has a new judgment concerning cases of two cases of (illegal) commercial surrogacy. The applications in… 378 more words


Turkey: Military coups and the death penalty have a long history in Turkey -- But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has alarmed European Union and NATO leaders

ANKARA (AFP) – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s suggestion that Turkey might reinstate the death penalty to punish those involved in last week’s failed coup bid has alarmed European leaders. 599 more words


Implications on Human Rights

The migrant crisis in the recent past has marked an uptick in the right wing propaganda across the European continent. For people concerned about human rights – the provisions for economic, political, social and cultural rights in the international scenario that still serve as the best mechanisms for the protection of human dignity, justice, solidarity, remain largely at stake. 423 more words

Brexit Has Won - Thank Goodness

Finally we have got out from under the heel of the German led European Union, I say German led because they exert far more influence on the E.U. 739 more words


Parliamentary sovereignty and the Human Rights Act 1998

By Matthew Burton

In a recent post on this blog, Chris Kirkland highlights the problematic nature of the concept of sovereignty in relation to the Brexit debate and the forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. 1,433 more words


ECtHR confirms: the Human Rights Convention contains no "Right to same-sex marriage"

In today’s judgment in the case of  Chapin and Charpentier v. France (Appl. Nr. 40183/07), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has confirmed earlier rulings according which under the European Human Rights Convention the term “marriage” has no other meaning than that of a union between a man and a woman. 850 more words


Insights from the OHCHR Expert Meeting on Non-Refoulement in International Human Rights Law

By Veronika Flegar, University of Groningen, v.l.b.flegar(at)rug.nl

On 2 June 2016, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized an expert meeting titled “Non-refoulement in International Human Rights Law” in Geneva. 875 more words