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Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast|Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast|Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast|Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law at the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

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Denying Education is Denying Survival: the Case of the Nasa People

Denying Education is Denying Survival: the Case of the Nasa People

Colombia has a modern constitutional system that recognizes and protects the ethnic and cultural diversity that characterizes the country. This protection is enhanced through integration into the constitution of human rights treaties ...
Mobile Phone Evidence: Implications for Privacy in South African Law

Mobile Phone Evidence: Implications for Privacy in South African Law

Contemporary criminal investigations, particularly in cases of conspiracy and joint participation, routinely include search and seizure of mobile phones and access of their stored electronic data. This prompts two questions:  Does the ...
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Constitution-Making and Voter Education in Zimbabwe

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Constitution-Making and Voter Education in Zimbabwe

By Obert Hodzi Over the past decade, Zimbabwe has been characterised by political turmoil and economic meltdown that resulted in dollarization and abandonment of the country’s currency in 2008. After the disputed and violent ...
Stealing Brides in Kyrgyzstan: Why Multiculturalism and Women’s Rights Make Such Uneasy Bedfellows

Stealing Brides in Kyrgyzstan: Why Multiculturalism and Women’s Rights Make Such Uneasy Bedfellows

Liz Fouksman uses the case of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan to delve into the uneasy intersection of culture and women’s rights highlighted by the debates at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) meetings this spring. ...
Denied Education is Denied Survival: The Case of The Nasa People

Denied Education is Denied Survival: The Case of The Nasa People

By Ethel Castellanos-Morales and Camilo Castillo-Sánchez - Colombia is a country with a modern constitutional system that allows it to recognize its different ethnic groups and protect the diversity that is inherent in this ...
Public Interest Law in South Africa

Public Interest Law in South Africa

By Justice Dhaya Pillay I am troubled by the inequality in our society despite our grand Constitution. My concern is that the impact of apartheid plagues black and poor people who seem reticent about challenging their ...
The Role of Civil Society in the Execution of ECtHR Judgments

The Role of Civil Society in the Execution of ECtHR Judgments

By Victoria Prais European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgments  can have a huge impact in Member States by highlighting systemic and serious problems in human rights protection. But what happens once the initial furore over an ...
Rendering Abortion Unconstitutional? Article 28 of Zambia’s New Draft Constitution

Rendering Abortion Unconstitutional? Article 28 of Zambia’s New Draft Constitution

By Yaliwe Clarke Given international gains in legislation that protects women’s right to abortion, it is concerning that Zambia’s current draft constitution has put this matter back into national political debate. Due to the ...
A Price Tag for Employment Rights? The New Employee Shareholder Status in the UK

A Price Tag for Employment Rights? The New Employee Shareholder Status in the UK

By Dr. Jeremias Prassl - Section 31 of the recently enacted Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 has added a third employment status to the existing categories of ‘employees’ and ‘workers’ in English law: the notion of the ‘Employee ...
Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part II: Public Interest Litigation

Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part II: Public Interest Litigation

By Max Harris Editor's Note: Last week, Max Harris examined the religious exemptions of New Zealand’s recently passed Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013.  Today, he takes a closer look at the issues that the Act ...
Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part I: Religious Exemptions

Marriage Equality in New Zealand – Part I: Religious Exemptions

By Max Harris - On 17 April, the New Zealand Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013 following a powerful nationwide campaign—led by the Campaign for Marriage Equality, Legalise Love, and others. ...
Between a Crocodile and a Snake: Racism and religious intolerance in Burma

Between a Crocodile and a Snake: Racism and religious intolerance in Burma

By Benedict Rogers Benedict Rogers will be speaking in Oxford this Thursday, 2 May.  Click here for more information on the Event “Racism in Burma: Silent Persecution of the Rohingya” or here to learn more about the Oxford-Burma ...