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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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The Sabarimala Temple Ban: An ‘Untouchable’ Rule

Arijeet Ghosh 28th August 2018

On 1st August, 2018, the Supreme Court of India concluded its hearing on a crucial matter regarding the Sabrimala Temple in the State of Kerala. The case deals with the constitutionality of a rule prohibiting the entry of women of a particular class inside the temple shrine. With the judgement reserved, it is important to analyse what this […]

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Section 377: The Essence of Freedom

Manya Oberoi 27th August 2018

A country that routinely bans movies that attempt to speak of homosexuality is witnessing a historic discussion on the kind of sex Indians are legally allowed to have. The Supreme Court of India is examining the legality of Section 377 of the Indian Penal code, an archaic section that criminalizes ‘unnatural sex’. ‘Unnatural sex’ is […]

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