Topic: Economic Justice


Using Human Rights to Challenge a Home Repossession Order in Romania

A Romanian court is being asked whether the safeguards of the European Union's rights charter apply when people face the loss of their home, after falling into arrears on mortgage payments.

July 26, 2019 | Marguerite Angelari & Zsolt Bobis
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To Strengthen the Rule of Law, Protect the Independence of Prosecutors

The case of Laura Codruţa Kövesi at the European Court of Human Rights underlines the importance of prosecutorial independence in protecting the rule of law.

July 10, 2019 | Maïté De Rue
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To Tackle Inequality, We Need New Thinking on Tax Havens

Three global trends require us to look more closely at how tax havens are distorting the the world’s economy and fueling growing economic inequalities.

July 03, 2018 | Ben Batros
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Losing their Land, Indigenous Peoples Turn to the Courts

Paraguay's Yakye Axa people lost control over their traditional forest lands to cattle ranchers and soy farms. A new report looks at their efforts to use litigation to claim compensation.

May 19, 2017 | David Berry
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Chowdury and others v. Greece

The European Court of Human Right found that a group of Bangladeshi strawberry pickers had been subjected to forced labor in Greece.

Last update: March 27, 2017
Briefing Paper

Case Digests: The European Debt Crisis and Human Rights

Read summaries of important decisions related to the European Debt Crisis, including statements from UN and Council of Europe officials, and decisions of national and regional courts.

August 2013
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Case Watch: Europe’s Economic Crisis Goes to Court

As Europe's economic downturns continues, the courts are being called upon to adjudicate social justice issues.

April 30, 2013 | Haben Fecadu
Advocacy update

Justice Initiative Contributes to UN Expert Report on Private Debt and Human Rights

The Justice Initiative has contributed comments regarding EU law and mortgage default cases in Ireland and Romania to an upcoming UN Independent Expert report.

November 20, 2019
Advocacy update

High Court in Ireland Confirms Protections of EU Law in Home Repossession

A ruling from Ireland highest civil court underlines the need for Irish courts to take into account the impact of home repossession on private and family life.

May 15, 2019

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