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UN Human Rights Committee finds ICCPR violation by France

On August 10, 2018, the UN Human Rights Committee issued an opinion on the confirmation by the French justice system, of a termination of employment of an employee of a nursery who wanted to wear a veil inside the establishment. Fired in 2008, the plaintiff had...

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US Supreme Court : Justice Kennedy announces retirement

US Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced on June 27th 2018 that he would retire later this summer, setting in motion discussions over the future of the Supreme Court while giving US President Donald Trump a possibility "to put a more conservative stamp on...

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Australia: Parliament legalizes same-sex marriage

On December 8, 2017, the Australian Parliament passed a new law authorizing same-sex marriage.  The bill passed its third reading with four members of Parliament in opposition. The new law expands on earlier legislation which already provided equality to same-sex...

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China: controversial cybersecurity law is approved

On 7 November 2016, China approved a controversial cybersecurity law. The proclaimed aim of the new law is to protect Internet users and minimize fraud. Several human rights watchdogs have notably spoken out against the law, expressing important concerns. In...

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US: Congress overrides Obama’s veto on JASTA

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama blocked the bill (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)) allowing victims of 9/11 and their relatives to sue the Government of Saudi Arabia over its alleged involvement in the terrorist attack. See our previous...

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Law and Migration in a Changing World

Law and Migration in a Changing World Editors: Foblets, Marie-Claire, Carlier, Jean-Yves (Eds.) Springer, 2019 - ISBN 978-3-319-99508-3 The Summary of the Book is reproduced hereafter: " This volume comprises national reports on migration and migration law from 17...

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Anknüpfungsprinzipien im Europäischen Kollisionsrecht

Anknüpfungsprinzipien im Europäischen Kollisionsrecht Integrationspolitische Zielsetzungen und das Prinzip der engsten Verbindung, Anja Sophia Schwemmer Mohr Siebeck, 2018, ISBN 978-3-16-155887-0 The summary of the book is reproduced hereafter: "Das vereinheitlichte...

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Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society

Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society, Edited by Nadirsyah Hosen, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia Edward Elgar, 2018, ISBN: 978 1 78100 305 3 The summary of the book is reproduced hereafter: "The Research Handbook on Islamic Law...

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Civil Rights and EU Citizenship

Civil Rights and EU Citizenship, Sybe de Vries, Henri de Waele, Marie-Pierre Granger Edward Elgar, 2018 Summary : "The process of European integration has had a marked influence on the nature and meaning of citizenship in national and post-national contexts as well as...

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Comparative Labour Law

Comparative Labour Law, Edited by Anne Trebilcock, University of Göttingen (Institut für Arbeitsrecht), Germany and former Legal Adviser of the International Labour Organization, Edward Elgar, 2018 Summary: "This comprehensive collection offers an array of...

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Direct Democracy in Comparative Law

Direct Democracy in Comparative Law, Eloy Garcia, Elisabetta Palici di Suni, and Martin Rogoff, 2018, Eleven International Publishing The summary is reproduced hereafter: "Faced with the variety and complexity of the forms that direct democracy takes today, this book...

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