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Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 2

In yesterday’s blog post, I reviewed US right to education litigation at the federal level, and at the state level in New York and New Mexico. In this post, I will consider litigation that has taken place in Kansas, Washington and North Carolina. Kansas Issuing its fourth decision since 2014 in Gannon v State, the Kansas Supreme […]

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Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 1

Although the U.S. Supreme Court held in 1973 that there is no right to education in the federal constitution, over the past 40 years, dozens of state courts have ruled that there is a right to education under their state constitutions. There has, in fact, been litigation in 45 of the 50 states and plaintiffs […]

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Tunisia’s Revolutionary Steps: New Law Protecting Women Against Violence

July 26th 2017 marked a historic date in Tunisian history, with the passing of a national law against domestic violence, targeting “any physical, moral, sexual or economic aggression” against women.  The law passed with 146 out of 217 votes in parliament. The new law directly targets domestic violence against women, something that has been a […]

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OPBP Report Supports Academic Scholarship

OPBP’s reports have had significant impact in court cases and now it is also having an impact on academic scholarship. OBPB has been cited in Brian Farrell’s new book, Habeus Corpus in International Law. OPBP prepared a report on the use of secret evidence in October 2011, in order to assist the Joint Committee on […]

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Bob Hepple Equality Awards 2017

The Equal Rights Trust is delighted to invite you to the Bob Hepple Equality Award 2017 on Wednesday 4 October 2017. The Award recognises the outstanding contributions of proponents of equality, with a particular focus on those who promote the comprehensive approach to equality which drives our work at the Trust.  This year, our Selection […]

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The Impact of Brexit on Equality Rights

The Impact of Brexit on Equality Rights British Academy, London 28th September at 8 am – 10 am. The government has expressed its commitment to maintain equalities legislation post Brexit. However, as the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee recognised in its report in February, this is more complex than merely transposing legislation. This […]

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Annual Report 2016-2017