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Inter-American Court Judgment Against Costa Rica on In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF): A Challenge to the Court’s Enforcement Authority

Ligia De Jesus Castaldi and Maria Ines Franck 28th April 2016

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR) recent order that Costa Rica invalidate a Supreme Court decision in order to authorise and regulate in vitro fertilisation (IVF) has brought up important jurisprudential questions on the execution of the IACtHR’s judgments at the domestic level, particularly in cases where a considerable portion of civil society and […]

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The History of Human Rights Society in Singapore 1965-2015

LIM Li Ann 21st April 2016

2015 marked Singapore’s golden jubilee — the nation of 5.5 million people celebrated 50 years of independence, peace and burgeoning economic growth. But tucked in another corner of the city state, 35 individuals — students, activists, academics, former political detainees and journalists — chronicled the stories of human rights activists who fought for fundamental freedoms […]

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Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

Devarshi Mukhopadhyay 20th April 2016

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, presents a miserable picture of an economy shattered by decades of constant turmoil, death and military vigilance. In an effort to voice the stories of Kashmiri citizens and, in particular, Kashmiri students in India’s capital of New Delhi, a group of 10 students from the Democratic Students Union […]

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Amnesty Law in Venezuela

Francisco Alfonzo 9th March 2016

Venezuela’s recently elected National Assembly is currently debating the approval of an amnesty law. Aside from the concerns about the legality of amnesty under international law itself, Article 29 of the Venezuelan Constitution expressly prohibits amnesty for gross human rights violations and crimes against humanity. Still, the amnesty for political prisoners was an electoral commitment […]

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