Using Human Rights Law to Inform States’ Decisions to Deploy AI

Photo by fabio Dr. Daragh Murray, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has a new publication in the American Journal of International Law (AJIL) Unbound (Vol. 14, pp. 158-162) as part of a special edition asking 'How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect International Law?'. The article, titled 'Using Human Rights Law to Inform States' Decisions to Deploy … Continue reading Using Human Rights Law to Inform States’ Decisions to Deploy AI

Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Photo by Harry Quan Professor Clara Sandoval (University of Essex), Chris Esdaile (REDRESS) and Alejandra Vicente (REDRESS) Trigger warning: this report contains a description of sexual violence. In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) has issued a landmark judgment in the case of Azul Rojas Marín and Another v. Peru, enhancing the … Continue reading Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Judging Inter-American Human Rights

Photo by Artem Beliaikin Dr Patricia Palacios Zuloaga, Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at the University of Essex, published a new paper titled 'Inter-American Human Rights: The Riddle of Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights'. The article argues that the use of compliance studies to evaluate the effectiveness of international human rights courts … Continue reading Judging Inter-American Human Rights

The German Constitutional Court’s Decision on PSPP: Between Mental Gymnastics and Common Sense

The Federal Constitutional Court Professor Theodore Konstadinides, School of Law, University of Essex The 5th of May 2020 will be remembered as a strange day for EU law and German constitutionalism. The German Constitutional Court upheld the constitutional complaints by several groups of individuals against the European Central Bank’s Public Sector Purchase Programme (PSPP). As explained in yesterday’s … Continue reading The German Constitutional Court’s Decision on PSPP: Between Mental Gymnastics and Common Sense

Beyond War Talk: Laying Bare the Structural Violence of the Pandemic

Image by Gordon Johnson Dr. Eliana Cusato, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex There has been much discussion about the importance of frames on our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the existing legal, political and economic order. A number of interventions have already called attention to the possibilities and perils that come … Continue reading Beyond War Talk: Laying Bare the Structural Violence of the Pandemic

Essex Lawyer Plays Part in Landmark Legal Judgment in Latin America

Photo by Jose Pablo Garcia An Essex lawyer has helped win a landmark judgment at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, supporting the human rights of LGBTI people across the continent. Trigger warning: this report contains a description of sexual violence. Professor Clara Sandoval, from the School of Law and Human Rights Centre, has been litigating for over ten … Continue reading Essex Lawyer Plays Part in Landmark Legal Judgment in Latin America

TV Cameras To Be Allowed To Film in Crown Court in England and Wales

Photo by Julian Schiemann Dr. Alexandros Antoniou, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex On 16 January 2020, the Ministry of Justice announced plans to allow for the first time in England and Wales recordings and broadcasts from the Crown Court with the aim of increasing public engagement with the justice system. Filming is already permitted … Continue reading TV Cameras To Be Allowed To Film in Crown Court in England and Wales

Contact-tracing Apps and Human Rights

Photo by engin akyurt Lorna McGregor, Professor of International Human Rights Law and PI & Director of the ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project at the University of Essex The Covid-19 pandemic engages the full spectrum of states’ human rights obligations. In addressing the virus itself, states are required to protect the rights to … Continue reading Contact-tracing Apps and Human Rights