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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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SCOPPOLA v. ITALY (No. 3): A Step Backwards

Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler 17th August 2012

In her recent post, Natasha Holcroft-Emmess critiques the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber (GC) judgment in Scoppola (no. 3); she rightly notes that the GC has taken a step backwards in terms of protecting prisoners’ voting rights. Unbound by constraints of Strasbourg jurisprudence, I have made elsewhere ‘the case for letting prisoners vote’, arguing […]

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Scoppola v Italy (No. 3): Getting Prisoner Voting Right?

Natasha Holcroft-Emmess 13th August 2012

In Scoppola v Italy (No. 3) (Application no. 126/05, 22 May 2012) the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights once again engaged with the vexed issue of prisoners’ voting rights. Italian legislation permanently disenfranchised prisoners convicted of specific offences against the State and those sentenced to more than five years’ incarceration. The […]

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