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Justice Kennedy on Healthcare

Jennifer Oliva 15th October 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who long served as the swing vote on important healthcare-related decisions, retired from the United States Supreme Court on July 31, 2018. The press and pundits alike reacted to Kennedy’s retirement announcement with dire forecasts that the Court’s healthcare jurisprudence would veer to the right. In fact, Justice Kennedy’s record of healthcare […]

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Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

Sue Bright 4th September 2018

A number of key human rights issue arise following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in which 72 people died, and many more were displaced. In December 2017 the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a project, ‘Following Grenfell: The Human Rights and Equality Dimension’, exploring the role that the Grenfell Inquiry plays in discharging the UK’s […]

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Makangwane: A Fight for Effective Relief to Historic Injustice

Vuyisile Malinga 31st August 2018

Learners at Makangwane Secondary School in Limpopo, South Africa have for too long been deprived of their fundamental rights to basic education, dignity, equality and the protection of their best interests as enshrined in the Constitution. However, on the 26th of June 2018 the Polokwane High Court granted an order providing for effective relief for […]

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Rude Awakening for over 20,000 Residents of Kibera in Kenya

Victoria Miyandazi and Muriuki Muriungi 30th August 2018

On Monday, 23 July 2018, over 20,000 residents of Kibera slum in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi woke up to the rude awakening of their forced eviction from a place they had called home for years and the demolition of their homes, businesses and schools. The evictions were done by the Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) […]

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