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Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 25

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Nov 7

    Liberty, the ICCL, and other NGO groups’ landmark challenge against the UK Government’s mass surveillance

    Liberty, the ICCL, and other NGO groups’ landmark challenge against the UK Government’s mass surveillance
    Today, 10 human rights organisations including the Irish Council of Civil Liberties (ICCL) brought a court challenge against the lawfulness of the UK Government’s mass digital surveillance regime. They argued at the European Court of…
  • Oct 23

    What Ireland can gain from international guidance on Article 19 UNCRPD

    What Ireland can gain from international guidance on Article 19 UNCRPD
    Human Rights in Ireland is delighted to welcome this guest post from Aine Sperrin. Aine is a PhD student at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway, where her research focuses on achieving the right to independent living for…
  • Oct 2

    Repeal or Replace?

    Repeal or Replace?
    Fiona de Londras | @fdelond There is going to be a referendum on the 8th Amendment in 2018. That much is clear. What we don’t yet know is what proposition will be put to the people. In part, this is because the Citizens Assembly…
Rank this Week: 105

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 126

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 233

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Dec 15

    High Court quashes guidance on deporting EEA nationals who are sleeping rough

    High Court quashes guidance on deporting EEA nationals who are sleeping rough
    R (On the Application of Gureckis) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 3298 (Admin) Read the judgment here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2017/3298.html Recent years have seen a significant increase in…
  • Dec 12

    Inadequate inquest following a police chase quashed after almost 20 year

    Inadequate inquest following a police chase quashed after almost 20 year
    On 5th December 2017, the Divisional Court gave judgment in Power v HM Senior Coroner for Inner London [2017] EWHC 3117 (Admin), directing that an inquest held in 1998 into a road traffic accident following a police chase had been…
  • Dec 12

    Indefinite Detention and the Rule of Law — Catherine Jaqui

    Indefinite Detention and the Rule of Law — Catherine Jaqui
    On 1 December 2017 an event in Temple Church with the Bar Council in collaboration with Refugee Tales, an outreach project whose aim is to see the end of indefinite immigration detention, saw an announcement of new recommendations for reform…
Rank this Week: 327

The Invisible College

The Invisible College

Covers international law, politics, economics, and philosophy.

https://invisiblecollege.weblog.leidenuniv.nl/
  • Oct 27

    Panel discussion on 20 Years of ICTY Investigations and Prosecution

    Panel discussion on 20 Years of ICTY Investigations and Prosecution
    You are warmly invited to attend a panel discussion of the ICTY’s Office of the Prosecutor (OTP), entitled: The Story of the ICTY Office of the Prosecutor (OTP): Starting from Scratch – What We’ve Learned from 20…
  • Sep 17

    ICTY/ MICT Open Day in The Hague on 24 September

    ICTY/ MICT Open Day in The Hague on 24 September
    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals ( MICT ) will be hosting a joint Open Day on Sunday, 24 September from 11:00-17:00. This year’s Open Day marks the…
  • May 19

    Wageningen University lecture on United Nations, Values, and International Law

    Wageningen University lecture on United Nations, Values, and International Law
    click on the link below to view the recording of my Wageningen University lecture on United Nations, Values, and International Law
Rank this Week: 550

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 601

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 798

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Dec 15

    Looking in the Mirror

    Looking in the Mirror
    The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights has concluded his official visit to the United States. His preliminary findings, available here, were released at a press conference on Friday, December 15. These findings give us…
  • Dec 14

    2018 Affordable Housing and Community Development Student Writing Competition

    2018 Affordable Housing and Community Development Student Writing Competition
    The ABA has announced its 2018 law student writing competition sponsored by the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. The announced goals of the competition is to "The goal of the competition is to encourage law students…
  • Dec 13

    Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty to Wind up his Official U.S. Visit on Friday -- Tune In

    Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty to Wind up his Official U.S. Visit on Friday -- Tune In
    Over the past two weeks, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, Philip Alston, has traveled across the U.S. speaking with government officials, NGOs and everyday people about poverty in the U.S. After a final stop in Charleston, West…
Rank this Week: 862

Legal Drift

Legal Drift

Analyzes current legal and social issues in India.

http://www.legaldrift.com
Rank this Week: 916

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and…

Kenneth Anderson's Law of War and Just War Theory Blog

Covers international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. By Professor Kenneth Anderson.

http://kennethandersonlawofwar.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 977

Law and Humanities Blog

Law and Humanities Blog

An independent blog supporting law and humanities activities and scholarship, including the work of the Law and Humanities Institute. Posts discuss law and the arts, law and history, and occasionally law and social sciences, and law and science. The blog posts calls for papers, news of conferences, special events, and other items of interest to those in the field.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1425

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law…

Safe Haven Asylum and Refugee Law Blog

Provides immigration law and refugee protection news, updates and helpful tips. By The Whitt Law Firm, P.C.

http://whittfirm.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?
    A question I’m often asked is:  “What’s the fastest way to become a U.S. citizen?” The traditional path to citizenship is anything but fast.  With one exception, all immigrants must first become lawful…
  • Apr 27

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?

    What’s the Fastest Way to Become a U.S. Citizen?
    A question I’m often asked is:  “What’s the fastest way to become a U.S. citizen?” The traditional path to citizenship is anything but fast.  With one exception, all immigrants must first become lawful…
  • Apr 26

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake

    Immigration Relief for Those Affected by Severe Earthquake
    USCIS has announced immigration relief measures that may help people affected by the recent natural disasters, such as the severe earthquakes in Japan, Burma and Ecuador. Types of relief that may be available are: • Change or extension…
Rank this Week: 1469

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers court decisions and information.

http://ecohr.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death

    Hrant Dink Murder on Seventh Anniversary of his Death
    Thousands took part in a walk in İstanbul on Sunday commemorating the seventh anniversary of the death of Hrant Dink, showing that there remains a persistent conviction that connections behind his assassination have been covered up by…
  • Jan 11

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement

    Davutoğlu clarifies ‘Assad lesser evil' statement
    Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has slammed the use of the word “jihadist” in an English translation for the Turkish word “mücahid” to describe the slogan employed by some of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…
  • Sep 23

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey

    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey
    Case of Ahmet Atahür Söyler v. Turkey (Application no. 29411/07)JUDGMENT (17 September 2013)STRASBOURGPROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 29411/07) against the Republic of Turkey lodged with the Court under…
Rank this Week: 1444

European Court of Human Rights…

European Court of Human Rights News

Covers applications, decisions, judgments at the European Court of Human Rights, resolutions by the Committee of Ministers and violations of the European Convention of Human Rights with a focus on French speaking countries in the Council of Europe (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco and Switzerland).

http://echrnews.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1347

European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

Covers European Court of Human Rights documents and information.

http://ecohr.wordpress.com
  • Oct 4

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria

    Turkey hittings military targets in Syria
    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria’s Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers according to activists and security sources, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish…
  • Oct 3

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria

    Turkey bombed military targets in Syria
    Turkey’s military struck targets inside Syria on Wednesday in response to a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory which killed five Turkish civilians, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an’s office said in a statement. “Our armed forces…
  • Oct 2

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border

    Russia Calls for Calm on Tense Turkish-Syria Border
    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov has urged restraint between Turkey and Syria, calling for calm on the tense Turkish-Syrian border. “We believe both Syrian and Turkish authorities should exercise maximum restraint in this…
Rank this Week: 1202

Olivie Law Blog

Olivie Law Blog

Covers immigration legal issues, general human rights, refugee rights and immigrant rights. By André Olivie.

http://olivielaw.wordpress.com
  • Jun 19

    Obama’s New Immigration Law

    Obama’s New Immigration Law
    Great News for some young undocumented immigrants. President Obama as implemented a new policy they are calling deferred action that will allow certain undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been in the country for…
  • Jun 19

    Obama’s New Immigration Law

    Obama’s New Immigration Law
    Great News for some young undocumented immigrants. President Obama as implemented a new policy they are calling deferred action that will allow certain undocumented immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have been in the…
  • Apr 3

    New Website

    New Website
    The Law Office of Andre Olivie has a new website and blog. Please find it at to www.olivielaw.com Andre Olivie, Immigration Attorney
Rank this Week: 1478

The Social Blog

The Social Blog

A Blog for Human Rights

http://thesocialblog.wordpress.com
  • May 9

    Varun Gandhi again!

    Varun Gandhi again!
    Hindutva seems to have got new vigour now. The Advisory Board constituted to examine Varun Gandhi’s hate speech and booking under the National Security Act has recommended the withdrawal of the said Act against Vaun Gandhi. (news item here)
  • May 9

    Varun Gandhi again!

    Varun Gandhi again!
    Hindutva seems to have got new vigour now. The Advisory Board constituted to examine Varun Gandhi’s hate speech and booking under the National Security Act has recommended the withdrawal of the said Act against Vaun Gandhi. (news item…
  • May 8

    Mayawati and the Political Compromise

    Mayawati and the Political Compromise
    Law and Other things and the Indian Express have a series of posts and articles on Mayawati and her understanding of the constitution; the latest being Vinay Sitapati’s article in the Indian Express available here.
Rank this Week: 1402

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law…

Ottawa Employment & Labour Law Blog

By Vey Willetts LLP. Focuses on issues arising from the workplace, including wrongful dismissal; human rights and accommodation; occupational health and safety; parental leave; restrictive covenants and workplace privacy.

https://www.vwlawyers.ca/blog/
  • Dec 5

    Same Game, New Rules: Changes to Ontario's Workplace Law

    Same Game, New Rules: Changes to Ontario's Workplace Law
    Last month, the provincial government passed into law Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. This Act brings with it significant changes to employment law in Ontario for both employees and employers. In particular, Bill 148…
  • Nov 28

    Q&A: Constructive Dismissal from Employment

    Q&A: Constructive Dismissal from Employment
    Q&A is a recurring series on the Vey Willetts LLP blog. The aim is to provide quick answers to questions we commonly encounter in our day-to-day practice of employment law. In this edition, we focus on constructive dismissal from…
  • Nov 16

    Amberber v. IBM Canada Limited: Termination clause fails to rebut employee’s entitlement to reasonable notice

    Amberber v. IBM Canada Limited: Termination clause fails to rebut employee’s entitlement to reasonable notice
    Vey Willetts LLP was recently successful in defeating a summary judgment brought by IBM Canada Limited. This decision, Amberber v. IBM Canada Limited, serves as an important reminder to employers of the need to draft contractual…
Rank this Week: 1857

Erga Omnes

Erga Omnes

Universal jurisdiction, through the prism of politics and human rights. By Professor Sonia Cardenas.

http://ergaomnesnet.com/
  • Mar 22

    Gendering Jurisdiction

    Gendering Jurisdiction
    Labeling a person according to her gender highlights difference—really, ongoing hierarchies of power.  Two recent incidents, both referencing sub-Saharan Africa, insert ‘women’ (as social category) into the world of…
  • Mar 22

    Gendering Jurisdiction

    Gendering Jurisdiction
    Labeling a person according to her gender highlights difference—really, ongoing hierarchies of power.  Two recent incidents, both referencing sub-Saharan Africa, insert ‘women’ (as social category) into the world of…
  • Mar 3

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion

    In London and Kathmandu, Progress without Illusion
    If two wrongs don’t make a right, one right isn’t always enough.  The UK’s recent use of universal jurisdiction against a Nepali colonel, for torture committed during his country’s civil war in 2005,  has…
Rank this Week: 1962

The Core

The Core

Covers human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law. By Nicki Boldt, Bjoern Elberling and Tobias Thienel.

http://corelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    We've moved

    We've moved
    I am happy to report that our blogging hiatus is finally over.However, we won't be updating this site anymore - Tobias, Nicki and I are now part of the new team of the Invisible College.We hope to see you there.
  • Jun 23

    The ICJ Tackles the Bosnian Genocide: Part 1a: Some More Thoughts on Jurisdiction

    The ICJ Tackles the Bosnian Genocide: Part 1a: Some More Thoughts on Jurisdiction
    Yes, I know I have already written a fair bit about the jurisdiction-related aspects of the Genocide case, but recent research, and a few ideas resulting from that, leads me to add a few short comments on the notion of res judicata applied by…
  • Apr 21

    Going on hiatu

    Going on hiatu
    As our loyal readers will have noticed, during the last weeks/months, we haven't had the time to blog as often as we would have liked to. It's not that there aren't interesting things to blog about, it's simply that we all don't have the…
Rank this Week: 2340

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 3180

The Peoples' Right to…

The Peoples' Right to Self-Determination Project

Dedicated to the right to self-determination (laid down in the UN Charter), discussing new perspectives, arguments and the potential impacts of these. By Istvan David Toth.

http://selfdetproject.wordpress.com/
  • Sep 18

    1st Anniversary

    1st Anniversary
    Exactly one year ago when this blog was launched. Exactly on the day of the referendum on Scotland’s independence. After the active period in the beginning, posts have unfortunately become rarer due to time constraints. This however…
  • Aug 9

    Happy 50th Independence day to Singapore

    Happy 50th Independence day to Singapore
    Happy 50th Independence day to Singapore – city-state’s secession/expulsion from the Malaysian Federation on August 9, 1965. « Politics Inn.
  • May 18

    Fad of declaring micronation

    Fad of declaring micronation
    Following the recent “foundation” of Liberland, another micro-entity has been self-proclaimed, ironically, on a piece of land between Croatia and Slovenia this time. Another terra nullius? Unlikely. It can be predicted that the…
Rank this Week: 2886

ECHR-online

ECHR-online

Covers the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

http://echr-online.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 30

    New domain: echr-online.info

    New domain: echr-online.info
    I have moved this blog. It can now be found at echr-online.info
  • Oct 23

    Freedom of expression of employees - Matuz v Hungary

    Freedom of expression of employees - Matuz v Hungary
    In Matuz v Hungary, the European Court of Human Rights elaborated on extent to which journalists can invoke freedom of expression when criticizing their employer. FactsThe applicant was a journalist. He had been employed with a state…
  • Oct 22

    German blog on ECHR

    German blog on ECHR
    I have relaunched my German blog on the ECHR. You can find it here
Rank this Week: 3781

Crime Free World

Crime Free World

Covers violations of international humanitarian law, and international attempts to end individual impunity for heinous crimes. Includes review of international tribunals such as ICC, ICTY, and ICTR.

http://crimefreeworld.wordpress.com
  • Jun 9

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS
    On the eve of the beginning of jury selection in New York, it was reported yesterday that Royal Dutch Shell settled the law suit brought against it by the son of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the families of the other activists killed…
  • Jun 9

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS

    SHELL SETTLES WITH WIWA FAMILY AND OTHERS
    On the eve of the beginning of jury selection in New York, it was reported yesterday that Royal Dutch Shell settled the law suit brought against it by the son of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and the families of the other activists killed…
  • May 23

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC

    SUDAN REBEL LEADER TURNS HIMSELF IN TO ICC
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted several people for the atrocities being committed in Darfur. The most famous of those wanted is of course, the president of Sudan, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, who has mocked the tribbunal by…
Rank this Week: 4621