‘Old-fashioned alpha males’ against ‘professional homosexuals’: media justice and discriminatory reporting in the wake of the Greek #MeToo movement

Photo by Mika Baumeister Dr. Dimitris Akrivos, Lecturer in Media Law, University of Essex From the exposure of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s crimes to the Westminster sexual harassment scandal, the #MeToo movement has in recent years spread around the world, empowering survivors of sexual violence to share their traumatic experiences on social and news media. … Continue reading ‘Old-fashioned alpha males’ against ‘professional homosexuals’: media justice and discriminatory reporting in the wake of the Greek #MeToo movement

The Defamation ‘Drag Race’ against Laurence Fox

Photo by Harry Quan Dr. Alexandros Antoniou and Dr. Dimitris Akrivos, School of Law, University of Essex On 6 October 2020, Drag Race UK participant Crystal publicly announced her intention to pursue a defamation action against actor and aspiring politician Laurence Fox after calling her a ‘paedophile’ on Twitter. The comment was made in relation … Continue reading The Defamation ‘Drag Race’ against Laurence Fox

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

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

Haim Abraham’s paper on Parenting, Surrogacy and the State cited by the Supreme Court of Israel

The Israel Supreme Court recently cited a paper written by Haim Abraham, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex. The paper titled 'Parenting, Surrogacy, and the State' demonstrates that Israel’s legislation, and regulation of assisted reproduction treatments, systematically discriminates individuals and same-sex couples based on sexual orientation, family status, or gender. By surveying the … Continue reading Haim Abraham’s paper on Parenting, Surrogacy and the State cited by the Supreme Court of Israel