Indirectly Sending the Citizen Into Exile? The Relevance of British Citizenship to Proportionality Under Article 8 ECHR

Indirectly Sending the Citizen Into Exile? The Relevance of British Citizenship to Proportionality Under Article 8 ECHR

Judgment in R (oao MM & Ors) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWHC 1900 (Admin) was ...
Using Public Interest Litigation to Combat Acid Attacks in India

Using Public Interest Litigation to Combat Acid Attacks in India

Laxmi was 15 years old when her 32 year old neighbour declared his love for her. He sent her repeated text ...
Corporal Punishment in Namibia Revisited

Corporal Punishment in Namibia Revisited

In the landmark 1991 judgement of the Namibian Supreme Court in Ex Parte: Attorney-General, In Re Corporal ...
Refugee rights and the lucky country:  Does Australia’s regional resettlement plan violate human rights?

Refugee rights and the lucky country: Does Australia’s regional resettlement plan violate human rights?

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced that people who come by boat to Australia and claim asylum will ...
Constitutionalising the Violation of the Right of the Girl Child in Nigeria: Exploring Constitutional Safeguards and Pitfalls

Constitutionalising the Violation of the Right of the Girl Child in Nigeria: Exploring Constitutional Safeguards and Pitfalls

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the highest legislative arm in Nigeria, is on the verge of ...
Transsexual Persons Can Get Married in Hong Kong in a Year’s Time

Transsexual Persons Can Get Married in Hong Kong in a Year’s Time

On 16th July, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in W v. The Registrar of Marriages made a declaration that the ...
Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Bringing balance to the international law with long-term perspectives

Editor’s Note: This post is a follow-up to an earlier post by Karen Moir prior to the July 4th and 5th conference ...
The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and  Naz Foundation Rulings

The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and Naz Foundation Rulings

Last month marked the 10 year anniversary of Lawrence v Texas, where the US Supreme Court ruled that laws that ...
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 ...
Justice Edwin Cameron on the United Nations Free and Equal Campaign

Justice Edwin Cameron on the United Nations Free and Equal Campaign

On Friday 26th July, in Cape Town, the United Nations launched a new international campaign to counter homophobia, ...
Human Rights and Community Justice: A View from Red Hook, Brooklyn

Human Rights and Community Justice: A View from Red Hook, Brooklyn

The Red Hook Community Justice Center (RHCJC), the small community court in Brooklyn, New York, seems miles away ...
Proposed Bahamian Constitutional Reform: No Room for Socio-Economic Rights

Proposed Bahamian Constitutional Reform: No Room for Socio-Economic Rights

On July 8, 2013, the Constitutional Commission of the Bahamas presented its report on proposed Constitutional ...