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Part II: Due Diligence and COVID-19: States’ Duties to Prevent and Halt the Coronavirus Outbreak

In Part I of this post, we discussed the extent to which the no-harm principle and the rights to life and health require States to prevent and…

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Part I: Due Diligence and COVID-19: States’ Duties to Prevent and Halt the Coronavirus Outbreak

This is a 3-Part post on the international legal framework relevant to the prevention of, response to and mitigation of the global public health crisis engendered by…

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Kalma v African Minerals: English Court of Appeal Judgment Cuts Against the Grain of Common Law Cases on the Responsibility of Businesses for Overseas Human Rights Impacts

Over the last three years, the English courts have demonstrated an increasing willingness to accept jurisdiction over tort claims brought against UK multinationals in relation to human rights…

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Do the containment measures taken by Italy in relation to COVID-19 comply with human rights law?

Italians, like the citizens of other democratic countries in times of peace, have learned to take for granted certain civil liberties and freedoms, such as the freedom of…

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Climate Change as a Trigger of Non-Refoulement Obligations Under International Human Rights Law

  The recently published decision of the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) pursuant to Individual Communication No. 2728/2016 (Teitiota v New Zealand) offers an insight into how…

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The European Court of Human Rights and Workplace Surveillance: Where is Article 31(3)(c) VCLT?

  Although one may be familiar with criticisms of the EU’s self-contained approach to its own legal system, this case of fragmentation is not limited to the EU…

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Social Justice Quests in the Process of Development-induced Displacement

  “For millions of people around the world—development has cost them their homes, their livelihoods, their health, and even their very lives.”                              - W. Courtland Robinson…

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An Arusha-based World Court on Human Rights for African States?

  The Arusha-based African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACtHPR) enjoys a distinctively broad contentious jurisdiction extending to ‘all cases and disputes submitted to it concerning the…

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Human Rights and the Environment: The UN Human Rights Committee Affirms the Duty to Protect

Recently, the Human Rights Committee published its views in the case Portillo Cáceres v. Paraguay (currently available only in Spanish). In this landmark decision, the…

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More on Public International Law and Infectious Diseases: Foundations of the Obligation to Report Epidemic Outbreaks

In his recent post on the 2018-2019 Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mr. Villarreal inter alia mentions the connection between the International Health…

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