In this blog post, Myriam Hunter-Henin, Reader in Law and Religion and Comparative Law at UCL and EI Fellow, analyses the French anti-separatism bill in light of the legal history of laïcite in France. A new chapter on the troubled interactions between religion and Republican values has opened in France. On April 12, 2021, the French Senate, with a sound majority of 208 votes for … Continue reading From Separation to Anti-Separatism: Divides and Divisiveness of the French Vivre Ensemble
Rule of law expert R. Daniel Kelemen explains the ‘autocracy trap’ the EU finds itself in, and suggests a way out. Continue reading Curing the virus of autocracy in Europe: Q+A with Daniel Kelemen
Dr Agnieszka Kubal examines the response to and consequences of judicial threats to reproductive rights in Poland. Continue reading On the frontline: What does the decision of the Constitutional Court mean for women’s human rights in Poland?
Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law and Chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, unpacks the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill to demonstrate how it breaches the UK government’s obligation under international law. Continue reading The Internal Market Bill – A Perfect Constitutional Storm
Dr. René Wolfsteller, Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, sheds light on the UK government’s refusal to formally commit to continued adherence of the ECHR. He argues that lack of public support, and persistent contestation of the HRA and ECHR, are the product of the UK’s constitutional structure and political nationalists setting a culture war on Europe. Continue reading Contested Justice: Brexit, Human Rights and the Culture War on Europe