Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: European Convention of Human Rights

  • The Gay Cake Case from Northern Ireland: Possibly Instructive for the U.S.?

    —Ioanna Tourkochoriti, Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway Should businesses have the right to refuse to provide goods and services to homosexuals on the basis of their freedom of religion? The question has stirred a lot of debate recently in the U.S.

  • A British Bill of Rights – Why, How and Now What?

    —Carla M. Zoethout, University of Amsterdam After the landslide victory for the British Conservative Party on May 7, the Party’s alarming plan with a view to human rights protection in Europe deserves major attention. As early as October 2014, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that his party will ‘end the ability of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to force the UK to change the law’.[1]  

  • Mini-Symposium: Pin and Tega on Italian Constitutional Court Judgment No. 49/2015

    [Editor’s Note: In this mini-symposium, Andrea Pin of the University of Padua and Diletta Tega of the University of Bologna comment on Judgment No. 49/2015 (March 26, 2015) of the Italian Constitutional Court.] A Jurisprudence to Handle with Care: The European Court of Human Rights’ Unsettled Case Law, its Authority, and its Future, According to the Italian Constitutional Court —Andrea Pin (University of Padua) With its recent judgment no.