Three Columns

Casus Werkneemster is in dienst bij een kinderopvang in de functie van manager bedrijfsvoering. Zij vormt samen met onder andere mevrouw X het managementteam. Na twee jaar dienst zijn er elf meldingen gedaan bij een externe vertrouwenspersoon van de kinderopvang over respectloos gedrag van de leden van het managementte…

HR 24 april 2020, ECLI:NL:HR:2020:809 Eiser is op 5 oktober 2000 een effectenleaseovereenkomst met de naam ‘Capital Effect Maandbetaling’ overeengekomen met Dexia Nederland BV waar onderaan vermeld staat “Adviseur: ATP00913 Finans Verzekeringen”. Bij de totstandkoming van deze overeenkomst is gebruik gemaakt van een aa…

De Algemene Wet Gelijke Behandeling (hierna: AWGB) is in 1994 in werking getreden en tracht bescherming te bieden aan mensen die gediscrimineerd worden. In de AWGB worden twee vormen van discriminatie gedefinieerd: direct onderscheid en indirect onderscheid. Direct onderscheid (art. 1 sub b) “vindt plaats indien een pe…

The prosecution of war criminals is not a novel concept. It can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks, who kept detailed accounts of such prosecutions.[1]  Throughout the course of history, this body of international criminal law has undergone a significant metamorphosis by codifications such as the Hague Co…

Transnistria, officially known as the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, is a non-recognized breakaway state that is situated between Moldova and Ukraine. On the 21st of July 1992 the armed conflict between Transnistrian separatists, backed by Russia, and the Moldovan army came to a ceasefire. This ceasefire lead to th…

When discussing the Me Too movement, one’s mind more often than not goes to the Harvey Weinstein[1] case or to the Twitter post of actress Alyssa Milano, which suggested that all women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted use the #MeToo[2] . Fewer people are aware of the fact that Tarana Burke had given that sa…

Denitsa Dineva It was the day of 22 October 2020, when Poland’s top Constitutional Court published its reasoning on a verdict that tightened the country’s already tough abortion laws.[1] The verdict means abortions will be permitted only in cases of rape, incest and when a mother’s life is endangered. The initial court…

Delyana Petkova Apart from the COVID-19 pandemic and the historical presidential win of Joe Biden over Donald Trump, life in 2020 was marked by another unforgettable event: the Black Lives Matter movement that gained massive publicity. The demonstrators, both in the US and worldwide, protested against police brutality…

Lucie Converset Following the Covic-19 outbreak that started almost a year ago, governments decided to implement different public health restrictions to help fighting the spread of the virus. From the mandatory wearing of masks to the curfew that has been established in most European countries, these rules have not cea…

Eline Janssen There are several general principles and rules in International Environmental Law that apply to all members of the international community and all activities affecting the environment.[1] These principles are in place to protect the environment and to prevent environmental damage. The no harm principle, f…

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