Did Brexit Save the HRA 1998? Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building

Perhaps it is time to begin looking for silver linings, as opposed to fantastic judicial interventions. On this blog in March I wrote that a remain vote in the referendum could spell doom for the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), as a fractured post-referendum Conservative party may attempt to mend itself by scrapping the HRA […]


Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy? Equality and Non-Discrimination

The press release on the latest draft Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill (the Surrogacy Regulation Bill) categorises India as “a surrogacy hub for couples from different countries”, but raises alarm over unethical and exploitative practices. Although the most recent draft is not yet publicly available, initial reporting suggests a few noteworthy features. First, it completely […]

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What Principles Should Guide a Fairer Refugee Responsibility-Sharing Regime? Migration Asylum and Trafficking

On 19 September 2016, world leaders gathered at the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants . This historical Summit was set against the backdrop of a select few countries bearing most of the responsibility for hosting refugees, putting the issue of a more equitable and sustainable approach to responding to refugees centre stage. During the […]

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The Fifth Annual Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot Access to Justice| Migration Asylum and Trafficking

The fifth annual Oxford Legal Assistance Public Law Moot took place on 21 May 2016 at the Oxford Law Faculty. The moot competition was a great success. Competitors were from law and non-law backgrounds. The competition is organised in conjunction with Oxford Legal Assistance, the only pro bono organisation open to undergraduate law students at […]


Equal Rights Trust Report Launch: LGBT Rights and The Russian Courts

London, United Kingdom, 23 September 2016 Join the Equal Rights Trust for a panel event to launch the Trust’s latest report at Kings College London on Wednesday 5 October. The report, written in partnership with the Russian LGBT Network, identifies cases of discrimination touching many aspects of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and activists in Russia. An […]


Public Interest Litigation and the Advancement of Constitutional Rights in India: An Appraisal-Dr Ashwani Kumar Constitutions Institutions and Nation Building

Dr Ashwani Kumar examines the genesis of public interest litigation (PIL) and its contribution in the progressive enlargement of constitutional rights in India through an expansive interpretation of the Indian Constitution. The relaxation of procedural requirements and the rule of locus standi, the birth of the Court’s “epistolary jurisdiction” and the suo moto exercise of […]


Working Paper Series No 2: Women, Race and Poverty-Address Women's Multiple Identities Through Law