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European Court President Spano’s Visit to Turkey and Its Repercussions

September 28, 2020

By Hakan Kaplankaya (Former Turkish diplomat, jurist, INSTITUDE member) Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), paid an official visit to Turkey upon the invitation of the Turkish Minister of Justice between 3-5 September 2020. He was accompanied by Saadet Yüksel, national Judge of Turkey and Hasan Bakırcı, Deputy Section Registrar […]

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Osmanoğlu and Kocabaş v. Switzerland: A Swiss perspective

March 30, 2017

By Fabienne Bretscher, PhD Student at the University of Zurich, Visiting Researcher at the Erasmus School of Law Rotterdam In a recent judgment, the ECtHR found that the refusal to grant Muslim students exemption from mandatory swimming classes in Swiss public schools did not amount to a violation of the right to freedom of religion […]

  • Saïla Ouald Chaib

European Court of Justice keeps the door to religious discrimination in the private workplace opened. The European Court of Human Rights could close it.

March 27, 2017

By Saïla Ouald-Chaib and Valeska David On 14 March 2017, the European Court of Justice issued two judgments, in the cases of Achbita and Bougnaoui concerning the manifestation of beliefs in the private workplace. From the perspective of inclusion and human rights law, the judgments are very disappointing. They basically legitimize and even provide a […]

  • Lourdes Peroni

New Publication on Migration and Human Rights: The Strasbourg and San Jose Courts

April 07, 2015

I am happy to share with the readers the recent publication of my chapter “On the Road to Substantive Equality: Due Process and Non-discrimination at San José,” written for the book When Humans Become Migrants: Study of the European Court of Human Rights with an Inter-American Counterpoint, by Marie-Bénédicte Dembour (Oxford University Press 2015).