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The Citizenship Amendment Bill in Favour of Children Born to an Iranian Mother and an Afghan Father in Iran

Soheil Ghasemi Bojd 4th February 2019

On 4 November 2018, the Iranian Cabinet adopted a new bill concerning the amendment of citizenship laws to facilitate conferring Iranian citizenship to the children born to an Iranian mother and a non-Iranian father. This bill needs to be approved by the Parliament (Majlis) and the Guardian Council of the Constitution respectively, in order to […]

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Continued Criminalisation in Ireland’s New Abortion Law

Fiona de Londras 29th January 2019

Since the start of January lawful abortion has been available in Ireland. The passage of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 has fundamentally changed the landscape of reproductive healthcare provision in Ireland, but much has stayed the same. In particular, the paradigm through which abortion is regulated is still primarily the criminal […]

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“A Past Still Present”: Equal Rights Trust report explores discrimination and inequality in Egypt, eight years after the revolution

Camilla Alonzo 28th January 2019

Last week marked the 8th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution – known as the “25 January revolution” – which led to the deposal of President Mubarak after 29 years in office. As with other countries that experienced popular uprisings during the Arab Spring, the post-revolutionary era in Egypt heralded the promise of freedom, equality and […]

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India’s New Transgender Bill and its Discontents

Akanssha Agrawal 27th January 2019

The government of India attempted to take a progressive step to protect the rights and dignity of transgender persons by introducing the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016. This was passed by the Lower House of Indian Parliament and is set be introduced in the Upper House. The groundwork for this bill was laid […]

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