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Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 2

Michael Rebell 19th September 2017

In yesterday’s blog post, I reviewed US right to education litigation at the federal level, and at the state level in New York and New Mexico. In this post, I will consider litigation that has taken place in Kansas, Washington and North Carolina. Kansas Issuing its fourth decision since 2014 in Gannon v State, the Kansas Supreme […]

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Litigating for the Right to Education in the United States: Part 1

Michael Rebell 18th September 2017

Although the U.S. Supreme Court held in 1973 that there is no right to education in the federal constitution, over the past 40 years, dozens of state courts have ruled that there is a right to education under their state constitutions. There has, in fact, been litigation in 45 of the 50 states and plaintiffs […]

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Tunisia’s Revolutionary Steps: New Law Protecting Women Against Violence

Ranime Djouider 15th September 2017

July 26th 2017 marked a historic date in Tunisian history, with the passing of a national law against domestic violence, targeting “any physical, moral, sexual or economic aggression” against women.  The law passed with 146 out of 217 votes in parliament. The new law directly targets domestic violence against women, something that has been a […]

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CEDAW Committee General Recommendation on Violence against Women Updated

Kevät Nousiainen 14th September 2017

In July 2017, the CEDAW Committee released a new General Recommendation (No. 35) on Violence Against Women (VAW), 25 years after the first on the topic, General Recommendation No.19. This represents a step forward in the international legal response to the challenge of widespread VAW.    The 1979 UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination […]

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Menstruation, the Right to Education and India’s Positive Obligations

Sanjana Srikumar 12th September 2017

The link between menstruation and the goals of gender justice is a complicated one- whether it is the debate surrounding the controversial first-day-of-period leave introduced by some offices or challenges to the taxation regimes of menstrual hygiene products in 2 separate petitions before the Bombay and Delhi High Courts respectively. Most recently, a 2-judge bench […]

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