From Torment to Tolerance and Acceptance to the Everyday: The Course of LGBT Equality in the UK

From Torment to Tolerance and Acceptance to the Everyday: The Course of LGBT Equality in the UK

Colonisation is a dodgy business. Laws are mainstreamed across the Empire. So what did the Romans, keen to ...
Throwing Away The Key – Whole Life Sentences in the Court of Appeal

Throwing Away The Key – Whole Life Sentences in the Court of Appeal

Flouting the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Vinter v UK, the UK Court of Appeal has ...
Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

On 30 January 2014, the Israeli Government published a draft bill on surrogacy. This proposed amendment to ...
The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill (WEGE) is currently before Parliament in South Africa. One of its ...
South African Judge Lays Down the Law on the Right to a Basic Education

South African Judge Lays Down the Law on the Right to a Basic Education

In previous posts, Chris McConnachie has documented the rise and the successes of South Africa’s emerging ...
Ground-breaking South African Judgment on the Right to a Basic Education

Ground-breaking South African Judgment on the Right to a Basic Education

On Thursday 20 February, Judge Glenn Goosen of the South African High Court declared that the South African ...
The worrisome casual approach to (dis)enfranchisement

The worrisome casual approach to (dis)enfranchisement

Lord Phillips’ recent lecture at Oxford (entitled ‘The Elastic Jurisdiction of the European Court of Human ...
Prof Fredman attends Gender Mainstreaming Workshop at the Rights of Women at Work Clinic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof Fredman attends Gender Mainstreaming Workshop at the Rights of Women at Work Clinic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

On Thursday, the 20th of February, the Rights of Women at Work Clinic at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem held a ...
Women’s and children’s health: Evidence of impact of human rights

Women’s and children’s health: Evidence of impact of human rights

During 2011-13, I had the fortune to serve as a part-time Senior Human Rights Advisor to WHO Assistant ...
No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

Statements made by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, following her visit to the UK in ...
Court of Appeal Affirms Ability to Pass Whole Life Tariffs for Murder

Court of Appeal Affirms Ability to Pass Whole Life Tariffs for Murder

A specially constituted five-member Court of Appeal has ruled unanimously in R v McLoughlin that the imposition of ...
Managing Secrecy: R (Miranda) v SSHD

Managing Secrecy: R (Miranda) v SSHD

Much has already been written about the implications of R (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department ...