EU-Japan trade agreement on track to enter into force in February 2019

The European Commission welcomes today's approval in the European Parliament of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement. The trade agreement negotiated by the Commission is the first ever to include an explicit reference to the Paris climate agreement. It will create an open trading zone covering 635 million people and … Continue reading EU-Japan trade agreement on track to enter into force in February 2019

Using algorithms to deliver justice – bias or boost?

The growing use of algorithms in the justice system raises many questions with few easy answers, the Law Society of England and Wales said as it launched a public policy commission to explore the impact of technology and data on human rights and justice. Law Society vice president and commissioner Christina Blacklaws said: “Big data … Continue reading Using algorithms to deliver justice – bias or boost?

Roman Catholic School Board Settles Human Rights Case to Stop Subjecting Students to “Creed-based Pressure”

In a case with province-wide implications, a former high school student from Midland, Ontario reached a settlement with her local Catholic school board and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association that will guarantee students "the right to be free from creed-based pressure" when making requests to be exempt from religious courses, programs or activities. In … Continue reading Roman Catholic School Board Settles Human Rights Case to Stop Subjecting Students to “Creed-based Pressure”