COVID-19 vs the General Data Protection Regulation: Contact tracing apps and the protection of personal health and location data
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by janevassiliadis
1y ago
By Brittney Tessier In times of national emergency, governments make difficult decisions to suspend certain rights in order to advance national security protocols for the benefit of the greater good. In the European Union (EU), threats to public health are considered matters of national security. The COVID-19 pandemic led some Member States to declare a […] The post COVID-19 vs the General Data Protection Regulation: Contact tracing apps and the protection of personal health and location data appeared first on Human Rights Consortium ..read more
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The Overseas Operations Bill: Counter Lawfare or Lawfare
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by janevassiliadis
1y ago
Written by: Indrasish Majumder   The goal of “the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill”, the second reading of which took place in the House of Lords in January 2021, is to “establish the supremacy of the law of armed conflict,” according to ministers of the UK parliament. The bill, according to the government, will put an end […] The post The Overseas Operations Bill: Counter Lawfare or Lawfare appeared first on Human Rights Consortium ..read more
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The Supreme Court of India: Protector or Parent?
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by louisa
2y ago
Author: Shrishti Mishra, fourth-year student at Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India. The Indian capital and its surrounding areas have been engulfed in a series of protests since November, 2020. These protests are led by farmers and labourers across the country against three farm reforms passed by the central government led by Prime Minister […] The post The Supreme Court of India: Protector or Parent? appeared first on Human Rights Consortium ..read more
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Reconciliation, human rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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by louisa
2y ago
By Dominic O’Sullivan, JP PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science, Charles Sturt University (bio at bottom of article) In post-settler liberal societies like Australia, Canada and New Zealand, reconciliation between the state and indigenous nations supposes trust and political inclusivity. It supposes just terms of political association, recognising that the human right to self-determination belongs ..read more
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Surge in Domestic Violence Cases during Covid-19 Lockdown in India
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by louisa
2y ago
By Nilakshi Srivastava, 4th Year student B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law Institute University, Bhopal and intern with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy with the Judicial Reform Vertical. It is not an unknown fact that in India women are at the lowest rung of the patriarchal, hierarchical society. Some data to support the same can […] The post Surge in Domestic Violence Cases during Covid-19 Lockdown in India appeared first on Human Rights Consortium ..read more
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Facing the Coronavirus: The Iniquitous Position of Indigenous Peoples and Minorities
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by louisa
3y ago
By Pippa Cooper As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the world it is becoming evident that Indigenous peoples and minorities are facing ever more violations of their rights to health, to food, to work, of their right to land and territories, of their right to be treated equally and without discrimination, and even of their […] The post Facing the Coronavirus: The Iniquitous Position of Indigenous Peoples and Minorities appeared first on Human Rights Consortium ..read more
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How is cultural heritage protected during times of armed conflict?
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by liam
3y ago
by Danielle Crowley The right to culture has been linked to various legal instruments, ensuring our right to culture; cultural property and cultural heritage (and all sub-sets of culture in between) are protected. Over 70 years ago the right to enjoy the cultural life of our community was enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human […] The post How is cultural heritage protected during times of armed conflict? appeared first on Human Rights Consortium ..read more
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