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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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Women’s Rights in the Gulf Cooperation Council: A Dialogue

Women’s Rights in the Gulf Cooperation Council: A Dialogue

By Nazila Ghanea - On Wednesday 27 February the Women’s Rights Research Seminar (WRRS) at Oxford held its last seminar of the term.  The seminar took a new form and was entitled: “Women’s Rights in the GCC: A Dialogue”. The ...
US Congress Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

US Congress Reauthorizes Violence Against Women Act

By Chelsea Purvis -  The United States Congress has for many months been debating the future of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  As I explained in my previous post, VAWA is the principle federal law addressing gender-based ...
Yordanova and others v Bulgaria: an Illustration of the Absence of Watertight Divisions Between the Social Right to Adequate Housing and the Civil Right to Respect for one’s Home.

Yordanova and others v Bulgaria: an Illustration of the Absence of Watertight Divisions Between the Social Right to Adequate Housing and the Civil Right to Respect for one’s Home.

By Adélaïde Remiche - On 24 April 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down a unanimous judgment in the case of Yordanova and others v Bulgaria, in which it ruled against Bulgaria for its attempt to remove ...
Protecting the Labour Rights and Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers – A Labour Regulation Approach

Protecting the Labour Rights and Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers – A Labour Regulation Approach

By Professor Judy Fudge - Women who cross national borders in order to work in the households of other peoples’ families are very vulnerable to exploitation.Their precarious work situation is a function both of their precarious ...
Hacking, blagging and bribing? The press after Leveson

Hacking, blagging and bribing? The press after Leveson

By Hugh Tomlinson QC - Hacking, blagging and bribing were, for many years, standard journalistic techniques in parts of the British press.  Their exposure led to continuing police investigations, over 100 arrests, several criminal ...
Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

Weakening Protections for Victims of Gender-Based Violence in the United States?

By Chelsea Purvis - The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is the principle federal law addressing gender-based violence in the United States.  But for the first time since its enactment in 1994, VAWA’s reauthorization faces ...
Stuck in Traffic?

Stuck in Traffic?

By Professor Bridget Anderson - ‘Trafficking’ seems to extend the audience of those engaged with the human rights of migrants. Even those who are not usually sympathetic to the plight of undocumented migrants can engage with the ...
Violence Against Women in South Africa: President Zuma and the ANC Still Have Not Got the Message

Violence Against Women in South Africa: President Zuma and the ANC Still Have Not Got the Message

By Nabihah Iqbal - The recent tragedy of Anene Booysen has brought widespread attention to the pandemic of violence, especially sexual violence, against women in South Africa, a country labelled by Interpol as the ‘rape capital of ...
Death Penalty in India: What the Future Holds

Death Penalty in India: What the Future Holds

By Vrinda Bhandari - Constitutionally speaking, the death penalty in India is limited to the “rarest of the rare” cases and should be implemented in a time frame which is not “unjust, unfair and unreasonable”. Over the last two ...
Why is the British Coalition Government Undermining the Equality Act and What Can be Done?

Why is the British Coalition Government Undermining the Equality Act and What Can be Done?

By Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC The achievements of the British Equality Acts (EA) 2006 and 2010 are being seriously undermined by actions of the Coalition Government at a time when recession and cuts in public services are having a ...
Political Betrayal

Political Betrayal

By Clive Stafford Smith I am writing this article in the airport waiting room in Guantánamo Bay, after a week visiting prisoners on this forsaken military base, and prior to returning to the UK for an evening at Wadham College. ...
Jurisdiction over police failures in Khayelitsha, South Africa: the inter-governmental dispute

Jurisdiction over police failures in Khayelitsha, South Africa: the inter-governmental dispute

In this post, Sanja Bornman, an Attorney at the Women's Legal Centre in Cape Town, provides an overview of the current legal dispute surrounding the independent commission of inquiry set up to investigate police failures in the South ...