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Are only the ‘discrete and insular’ subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s brief in Windsor v United States

Karl Laird 27th January 2013

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues to update OxHRH Blog readers on the progress of same sex relationship rights on the other side of the Atlantic.  In this piece Karl analyses the respondent’s brief in Windsor v United States. The Supreme […]

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Are only the 'discrete and insular' subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's brief in Windsor v United States

admin 27th January 2013

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues to update OxHRH Blog readers on the progress of same sex relationship rights on the other side of the Atlantic.  In this piece Karl analyses the respondent’s brief in Windsor v United States. The Supreme […]

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The Justice JS Verma Committee Report on Amendments to Criminal Law relating to Sexual Violence in India- Preliminary Observations

Dhvani Mehta 24th January 2013

The Justice JS Verma Committee, set up by the Government of India after the horrific  gang-rape in Delhi on December 16, 2012, submitted a 630 page report on 23 January 2012, setting out its recommendations for the reform of India’s sexual violence laws. The Committee received over 80,000 responses to its call for submissions. A copy of […]

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R (Hodkin): A Signal to Rethink Religious Worship

Guest Contributor 20th January 2013

By Ilias Trispiotis In R (on the application of Hodkin) v Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages [2012] EWHC 3635 the High Court acknowledged that a broader definition of worship should be part of the future judicial agenda. That could be a positive step, especially vis-à-vis non-theistic religions. The case arose when a couple […]

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