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Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 1: The Military Action is Profoundly Unconstitutional

Jason Brickhill 18th November 2017

On 14 November 2017, the Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF) took control of key parts of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. Military personnel placed tanks and military vehicles on arterial roads, seized the public broadcaster and state daily newspaper, and occupied the Presidential residence, State House. A number of Cabinet Ministers and other officials were also detained. The […]

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Australia Denies Political Participation as an Indigenous Human Right

Dominic O'Sullivan 15th November 2017

Political participation is a human right affirmed and contextualised for indigenous peoples under the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Australia was one of four post-settler colonial states to vote against the Declaration in 2007. However, in 2009 it reversed its objection. It had come to accept that the Declaration was not […]

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‘12 year a non-compliance’: redress at last?

Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler 13th November 2017

Last week, the UK government announced its intention to change the Prison Service Guidance so as to allow prisoners towards the end of their (less than one year) imprisonment sentence ‘on day release’ who are  still on the (annually updated) electoral register to vote in all UK elections. Prisoners would not be allowed to re-register […]

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