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Gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Dr Birte Böök Post-doctoral researcher at Utrecht University and content manager of the gender stream of the European Equality Law Network   When the COVID-19 crisis swept across the world in 2020, it quickly became clear that the global pandemic exacerbates existing inequalities in all areas of life. While comprehensive data is still lacking, …

COVID-19 in the EU: A Death Sentence for Refugees and Asylum Seekers?

Iro Nestoros, European Social Policy MSc, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh   Introduction  The UN Secretary General António Guterres, in respect of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) emphasized that “In an interconnected world, none of us is safe until all of us are safe”. In the midst of a pandemic, against a …

Algorithmic discrimination in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities for EU equality law 

By Janneke Gerards, Utrecht University Law School and Raphaële Xenidis, Edinburgh University Law School and iCourts, Copenhagen University   Early 2020, the European Commission recognized in the preamble of its White Paper on Artificial Intelligence that AI ‘entails a number of potential risks’ including ‘gender-based or other kinds of discrimination’. It therefore deemed ‘important to …

Europeanization at a Crossroads: Accession and Informality in Serbia

Europeanization at a Crossroads: Accession and Informality in Serbia Alexander Mesarovich, PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh While 2020 marks a dramatic year globally in Serbia it will be, in addition to the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the year that protesters stormed the Parliament (Narodna Skupština) in protest against what was …