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Deprived of Voice or Home: Disability Rights under National and International Law in Hungary
In 2007, Hungary ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a wide-ranging and forward-thinking treaty designed to advance the human rights of those with disabilities. This reflected on the international level what Hun (More)
Freedom of Expression and the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" Movement for Palestine
On 11 June 2020, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Baldassi & Ors v. France set aside an ‘incitement to discrimination’ conviction of activists avowing commitment to the "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" movement.With a groundswell (More)
HRW report: French police stop Black and Arab youth without cause
According to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday, French police stop and search Black and Arab youths even without any indication of wrongdoing. These 'identity checks', which can involve invasive bag searches and body pat-downs (More)
Trump's "Law and Order" - "Cold" Ideals and "Sick at Heart"
"Tis bitter cold, and I am sick at heart." - Hamlet For an afflicted American nation, it never seems to end. On June 1, 2020, President Donald J. Trump once again openly defiled US Constitutional protections of free speech and assembly, on this occa (More)
"Côtexit" from Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
On 29th April, Côte d’Ivoire announced its withdrawal from the special declaration of jurisdiction provided under Article 34(6) of the ‘Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and (More)
From Occupation to Subjugation: Israel’s Plan to Annex the West Bank
Israel has occupied territories belonging to Palestine since 1967, namely the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. Over the last century to the present date, Israel continues to exert more control, stripping Palestine of any possi (More)
Eroding the Right to Protest in the UK
As a police station representative in the United Kingdom the impact of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests is eliciting a negative reaction in police stations from police officers. A recent case illustrates a concerning effort from the police to er (More)
Hostile Cyberoperations Against Medical Facilities and Their Impunity
Cyberoperations against healthcare providers and testing facilities are thriving in the U.S. and beyond. An unsuccessful act against the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services was intended to undermine the administrations’ response to the curr (More)
Switzerland Supreme Court finds it is too early to claim fundamental human rights violations based on climate change
Switzerland's Supreme Court denied an appeal on Wednesday by the Senior Women for Climate Protection, finding that it is too early to claim fundamental rights violations based on climate change.The Senior Women for Climate Protection alleged that (More)
How France is Battling Online Hate Speech with a New Bill
On Wednesday, French lawmakers passed a bill to regulate online hate speech in the country. The law seeks to impose a strict obligation on online platforms to remove offensive content, like hate speech, violence, or racism, within twenty-four hours o (More)
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