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An Introduction to Intersectionality: Dr Hillary Potter

Mariyam Kamil 21st October 2017

The keynote speech for the Oxford Law Faculty event ‘Intersectional Conversations’ was delivered by Dr Hillary Potter (University of Colorado). Potter does extensive research on intersectionality. Her latest book, ‘Intersectionality and Criminology’, examines the importance of synthesising intersectionality with scholarship in criminology. Indeed, the audience could not have hoped for a better speaker to offer […]

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Searching for Solidarity through Intra-EU Relocation: Slovak Republic & Hungary v. Council of the European Union

Sarah Craig 19th October 2017

The Grand Chamber judgment on 6 September 2017 (Joined Cases of C-643/15 and C-647/15) was eagerly anticipated by many and marked an important contribution to the regional debate on solidarity amongst EU Member States. The Court dismissed attempts by the Slovak Republic and Hungary to annul Council Decision 2015/1601 of 22 September 2015 (the second […]

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The Fulcrum for the Invalidation of Kenya’s 2017 Presidential Election: Section 83 of the Elections Act

Harrison Otieno 18th October 2017

As earlier reported on the blog, the Supreme Court of Kenya (“the Court”) made history on 1 September 2017 by becoming the second Court in Africa (after Cote d’Ivore) to invalidate a Presidential election. 21 days later, on 21September 2017, the final, detailed, and fully reasoned judgement of the Court was issued together with two […]

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The Repression of Human Rights in Togo: Exploring Legal Avenues of Redress

Tetevi Davi and Bamidayé Komi Assogba 17th October 2017

In recent months, scores of protests have taken place in the West African nation of Togo. A number of protests have also been held by the Togolese diaspora in several cities across the globe. Protesters have called for an end to the regime of incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé, who is accused of presiding over mass […]

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