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Sex Workers Have Human Rights Too

Guest Contributor 30th August 2012

By Stacey-Leigh Manoek and Gcobisa Silwana South African law criminalises sex work. In terms of the law both the sex worker and the client commit offences, yet it is sex workers who bear the consequences of this criminal status. This is one of many cases where sex workers experience human rights violations at the hands of […]

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Gendered Poverty: A Role for the Right to Social Security

Guest Contributor 27th August 2012

By Beth Goldblatt The welfare safety net has been eroded in many developed countries over recent decades. Since the global financial crisis, austerity measures involving welfare cutbacks have worsened poverty in a number of European nations. This crisis has also had a major impact on the economies of the developing world, leading to food insecurity, […]

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Public Duties and Private Schools: the Indian Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling

Gautam Bhatia 23rd August 2012

Problems of affordability and access have perennially plagued the Indian educational system. State-run schools, while affordable, have suffered from a severe absence of quality in every respect; and private schools have been beyond the financial reach of a vast majority of Indians. Over the years, the government and the judiciary undertook many efforts to rectify […]

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The Rise of South Africa’s Education Adequacy Movement

Chris McConnachie 21st August 2012

This week we feature news on recent education rights litigation in South Africa and India.  In this piece, Chris McConnachie discusses the emergence of the education adequacy movement in South Africa, which is increasingly using litigation in an attempt to improve conditions in schools. South Africa is a pioneer in the recognition and enforcement of […]

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The Rise of South Africa's Education Adequacy Movement

admin 21st August 2012

This week we feature news on recent education rights litigation in South Africa and India.  In this piece, Chris McConnachie discusses the emergence of the education adequacy movement in South Africa, which is increasingly using litigation in an attempt to improve conditions in schools. South Africa is a pioneer in the recognition and enforcement of […]

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