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Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Offering Hope To India’s Hapless Adivasi Community

Rudresh Mandal and Hardik Subedi 27th October 2017

The all-encompassing phenomenon of anthropogenic climate change has endangered the lives and livelihood of humanity at large. However, the distribution of adverse effects of climate change is not uniform. The individuals at the lower economic strata who lackadequate adaptive capabilities and are heavily dependent on climate-sensitive resources for sustenance experience disparate impacts. The intersectionality of […]

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Road to repeat poll in Kenya: Is legislative amendment the cure?

Lucianna Thuo 25th October 2017

The unprecedented decision of the Supreme Court of Kenya (SCOK) to invalidate the presidential poll in August 2017 has received mixed reactions by the incumbent government and the opposition. The nullification of the result by the Supreme Court has been used by the opposition to leverage for certain pre-election reforms ­­­­— termed ‘irreducible minimums’— before […]

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CJEU in Kalliri: Solidifying Indirect Sex Discrimination

Shreya Atrey 24th October 2017

Does the European Council Directive 76/207 (as amended by Directive 2002/73), which implements the principle of equal treatment between men and women, preclude a national provision which makes admission of candidates into the police service subject to a minimum height requirement? The CJEU in its judgement delivered on 18 October 2017 in the case of […]

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Catalonia: The Right to Secede and the Right to Self-Determination

Daniel Grütters 23rd October 2017

In an address to the Parliament of Catalonia on 10th October 2017, the President of Catalonia issued a ‘suspended’ unilateral declaration of independence (“UDI”) from Spain. The ‘suspended’ UDI followed a controversial independence referendum on 1st October 2017. The referendum, which was mired by protests and attempts by federal police forces to prevent people from […]

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