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Disproportionate Individualism

  A tale of two societies  Since at least the publication of Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous work Democracy in America, common wisdom has it that the USA is par excellence an individualistic society.[1] The judiciary has had more than a … Continue reading

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Neutrality in the classroom

      Dimitrios Kyritsis, Lecturer in Law at the University of Sheffield Stavros Tsakyrakis, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Athens     In Lautsi v. Italy the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights … Continue reading

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Ronald Dworkin (1931-2013): A wonderful mind

Ronald Dworkin was a great legal and political philosopher and a powerful public intellectual. His original work transformed the way we think about law, morality, human rights and liberalism. He certainly was one of these wonderful minds that contribute to … Continue reading

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Total Freedom: the Morality of Proportionality

Stavros Tsakyrakis [1] Introduction Are the doctrines we employ in human rights adjudication true to the importance of human rights norms? This question is pressed upon us by the growing popularity, in recent years, of the proportionality test in many … Continue reading

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Is there a general right of non-disclosure?

By Stavros Tsakyrakis[1] Introduction What information about ourselves do we owe each other? What information about ourselves are we justified to withhold from others? Do I have the right to keep my name secret or my face covered? What about … Continue reading

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Proportionality: An assault on human rights?

Stavros Tsakyrakis[1] Balancing is the main method used by a number of constitutional courts around the world to resolve conflicts of fundamentals rights. The European Court of Human Rights routinely balances human rights against each other and against conflicting public … Continue reading

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Η πολιτική ανυπακοή

1. Αντιγόνη και Σωκράτης: δύο παραδειγματικές στάσειςΤο φαινόμενο της ανυπακοής σε επιταγές της εξουσίας που θεωρούνται άδικες είναι τόσο παλιό όσο η περίφημη ανυπακοή του Προμηθέως στην εντολή του Δία να μην αποκαλύψει στους ανθρώπους τη χρήση της φωτιάς. Η … Continue reading

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