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U.S. Senate Unveils Health Care Bill Designed to Dismantle the ACA

Jennifer Oliva 29th June 2017

On May 4, 2017, the United States House of Representatives voted in favor of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (“AHCA”) in an effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (“ACA” or “Obamacare”).  According to the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”), the AHCA will result in the loss of health care insurance for […]

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Balancing the Scales in Eviction Cases in South Africa: A Note on Occupiers of erven 87 & 88 Berea v Christiaan Frederick De Wet

Nomfundo Ramalekana 28th June 2017

In a landmark judgement by the South African Constitutional Court, Occupiers of erven 87 & 88 Berea v Christiaan Frederick De Wet, the Court found that eviction orders that will lead to homelessness are unjust and inequitable, and accordingly, unconstitutional. This applies even in cases where there is an eviction agreement. Among the most vulnerable […]

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The Sorry State of Education in India

Ananye Krishna 22nd June 2017

Lack of education is a fundamental problem in India, and the state of the Indian government schools is a clear illustration of this. Education is a constitutional right in India, but its provision falls well below an adequate standard. This post will look at the poor state of public schools in India.  The Government of […]

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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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