Tag Archives: ECtHR

Asylum for Refusing to Fight: Charting the Development Towards the Right to Conscientious Objection

I recently wrote about the right to claim asylum on the grounds of conscientious objection, and developments towards the recognition of a right to conscientious objection more broadly.  My article was published in Volume 5 of the King’s Student Law Review. Abstract: Conscientious objection has had a complicated history, and its legal position within both international and domestic […]

Tear Gas Everywhere

Whether it be mainstream or citizen journalism, a striking feature of photos from the protests in Turkey is the ever-present cloud of pale yellow gas lurking in the background or engulfing protesters, particularly in images captured after dark. This flagrant use of tear gas, often as a first-resort, by these countries’ police services (with implied […]