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‘Dangerous’ Abortion Cases and the Dangers of Misportraying ECtHR’s Inadmissibility Decisions

On the 8th of June, 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’, ‘the Court’) published its inadmissibility decision in the case of A.M. and Others v. Poland. The latter concerned the alleged violation of Article 8 of European Convention of Human Rights (‘ECHR’) following the legislative amendments, which were introduced by the Polish Constitutional Court’s judgment of 22 October 2020 that effectively banned access to legal abortion in the case of foetal abnormalities. This blog post seeks to highlight the purposed misportrayal of this inadmissibility decision by anti-abortion actors, and to explore what lessons can be drawn from this recent decision for the approximately 1000 applications concerning the Polish restrictive abortion policy, which are pending before the Court. The Grounds for Inadmissibility In its assessment of the application in A.M. and Others v. Poland, the Court highlighted that ‘[w]hile a woman of child-bearing age in Poland, being exposed to the risk of pregnancy with foetal abnormalities, may be affected by the impugned…

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Milestone or missed opportunity? The ECtHR Grand Chamber judgment in Fedotova v. Russia on the legal recognition of same-sex couples

On the 17th of January 2023, the European Court of Human Rights issued its long-awaited Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Fedotova v. Russia (nos. 40792/10, etc). Although the Court has dealt numerous times with the rights of same-sex couples, this was the first time that the Grand Chamber had to deal with the…

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A new variety of rights-based climate litigation: a challenge against the Energy Charter Treaty before the European Court of Human Rights

In the last couple of years, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has become a hotspot for rights-based climate change litigation. At the time of writing, seven cases are pending before the Court, with applicants seeking to challenge various aspects of domestic climate change laws and policies in the various respondent states, arguing that they violate their…

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CEDAW’s Landmark Decision on the Criminalisation of Same Sex Conduct Between Women

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera (RFC v Sri Lanka), is a human rights activist and the Executive Director of Equal Ground which campaigns for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights in Sri Lanka. Ms Flamer-Caldera is a lesbian, and is open about her sexuality. Her activism on these issues is well-recognised both inside and outside of the country…

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The International Law of Intelligence Sharing in Multinational Military Operations: A Primer

The massive airlift by the United States and its allies that followed the Taliban’s victory in the Afghan war had a remarkable feature: the Taliban not only did not interfere with it, but actively assisted it. After two decades of fighting the Taliban, the United States found in them unlikely partners willing to provide, for a limited time,…

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