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Category: European Court of Human Rights

Recent Interights work on transgender rights and related news

I would first like to highlight a new article on transgender rights litigation I published recently, titled “Moving Beyond Goodwin: A Fresh Assessment of the European Court of Human Rights’ Transgender Rights Jurisprudence” and available HERE. The article offers a new perspective on the European Court of Human Rights’ jurisprudence on the right of transgender people to legal gender recognition. He explores the implications of these judgments and highlights certain tensions in the Court’s discourse on transgender rights.

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Despite the evidence Lithuania refuses to acknowledge involvement in the CIA rendition programme

It is eleven years since Abu Zubaydah was taken into US custody. During the first four he was unlawfully transferred across continents with the complicity of a number of states that facilitated his secret and incommunicado detention in facilities in different parts of the world. He has been kept at secret detention facilities that were constructed and equipped specifically for the purpose of assisting his interrogation. He is now in Guantanamo Bay.

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Mashkadova v Russia - thoughts on the judgment

Despite repeated requests, the Russian authorities refused to return the former Chechen president Aslan Maskhadov’s body to his family or to disclose where it was interred. Russia argued that it was to 'prevent terrorism' but the European Court of Human Rights ruled on 6 June 2013 that it was not justified and concluded that punishing the family for the alleged activities of others was wrong (Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights).

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