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Human Dignity, Land Dispossession, And The Right To Security Of Tenure: A Note On The South African Constitutional Court’s Judgement In Daniels v Scribante

Nomfundo Ramalekana 26th May 2017

In a recent judgement by the South African Constitutional Court, Daniels v Scribante and Another, the court made a link between land dispossession, the right to security of tenure and the right to human dignity. This case will hopefully spark a new way to think about not only the right to security of tenure, but […]

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The European Court of Human Rights and the Emerging Right to Health

Lewis Graham 11th May 2017

The ‘right to health’ is, perhaps unsurprisingly, absent from the European Convention on Human Rights. In a number of recent cases, however, the European Court has etched out a small space within the Convention for such a right, at least in certain circumstances, whilst setting up fertile ground for further development. In 2001, in the […]

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Likuwa v City of Windhoek: Namibian Court Misses an Opportunity to Develop Land Occupation Laws

Ndjodi Ndeunyema 17th April 2017

Namibia’s history is one tainted by grotesque land evictions en masse and natives suffering dispossession at the hands of settler colonialists and apartheid-inspired forced evictions. This legacy subsists today, with land and housing provision being the most emotive of Namibia’s socio-political debates, featuring prominently in the recent State of the Nation Address. The issue has […]

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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part III: How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia

Jennifer Oliva 29th March 2017

Throughout the 2016 American election cycle, most Republicans, including President Donald J. Trump, ran on platform vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known colloquially as “Obamacare.” In January 2017, the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress took initial steps toward repealing the health care act.  Pro-repeal legislators, however, have failed to reach consensus regarding […]

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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part II: The Affordable Care Act’s First Seven Years

Elizabeth McCuskey 28th March 2017

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) turned seven last week, with a proposed legislative effort to gut many of its core protections looming.  Then, in a dramatic turn on Friday afternoon, the proponents of the repeal abandoned their effort for lack of majority support, leaving the ACA as the “law of […]

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