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Learning Lessons from Litigators: Implementation and Follow-Up

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Implementation and Follow-Up

The kind of remedial relief sought might differ on the basis of whether the government has failed to realise the right to education or whether a private provider of education is being held to account. Previous failures on the part ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Party Interaction

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Party Interaction

Remedial strategy should be developed at the early stages of preparing for litigation, as the desired remedial relief will often inform the way the claim should be formulated. An important aspect of strategic decision-making is to ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Formulating Remedial Relief

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Formulating Remedial Relief

Remedial strategy is an important aspect of any broader litigation strategy. An important aspect of strategic decision-making in this regard is to consider what relief the court might be willing to grant or approve. Strategic ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Dealing with Non-Compliance

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Dealing with Non-Compliance

What if it becomes clear that the government or private provider of education is failing to comply with the terms of the remedial order? The implementation of remedies is key to effectively realising the right to education. Where ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Module 3-Remedial Enforcement

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Module 3-Remedial Enforcement

***Sign up for Module 3 here*** In the first two modules of this series we considered the fundamental questions that need to be considered when making strategic use of the courts to enforce the right to education. We evaluated the ...
New Publications from Hart Publishing

New Publications from Hart Publishing

20% discount for readers of the Oxford Human Rights Hub!  Please order through the Hart Publishing website www.hartpublishing.co.uk To receive your discount, type HRBLOG in the discount code field at the checkout     The Use ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Innovative Strategies

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Innovative Strategies

The unique nature of public interest lawyering—using court process to prompt transformative change—requires lawyers to be creative. Lawyers must have a strong knowledge of the law and a strong imagination to envision how legal rules ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: The Role of the Client

Learning Lessons from Litigators: The Role of the Client

It is always tempting to focus on the public interest aspects of the claim but it is crucial not to lose sight of the client. The lawyer has to strike a balance the needs of the client and the larger goals of the litigation. From ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Timing the Litigation

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Timing the Litigation

In realizing a right to education, lawyers need to move beyond the nuts and bolts of the law and consider these broader issues. We start with the tricky issue of timing. At what point in the struggle for education, should we turn to ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Framing the Litigation

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Framing the Litigation

Lawyers must make numerous decisions throughout the litigation—both legal and non-legal. This can raise a confusing minefield of both promises and pitfalls. In this block, we look at the legal choices that lawyers have to consider ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Building Support for Litigation

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Building Support for Litigation

Public interest lawyering is not confined to the four walls of the court room. Lawyers do not only need to master legal tools and techniques, they also need to tap into larger social and political movements and harness support for the ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Deciding to Go to Court

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Deciding to Go to Court

It is crucial at the beginning stages to develop a sophisticated and context-sensitive strategy on how to develop and litigate the case for achieving a right to education. So in this block, we explore what factors influence the ...