The choice before us? The report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights

The choice before us? The report of the Commission on a Bill of Rights

In an article recently published in Public Law, Prof. Francesca Klug and I set out our analysis of the ill-fated ...
Is it Time for the US Supreme Court to Come Out of the Closet?

Is it Time for the US Supreme Court to Come Out of the Closet?

In a follow-up post to his previous analysis of Windsor v. United States, Karl Laird examines which constitutional ...
Mendoza v Argentina: Against the life imprisonment of children

Mendoza v Argentina: Against the life imprisonment of children

In Mendoza et al. v. Argentina, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (ICHR) has determined that life sentences ...
McCaughey and Others v UK: The Requirement of Prompt Investigation into State Killings

McCaughey and Others v UK: The Requirement of Prompt Investigation into State Killings

Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights guarantees, subject to some exceptions, that “everyone’s ...
The Anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa and Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Breaches

The Anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa and Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Breaches

It is almost a year since more than 40 striking mineworkers were killed in a clash with local police at the ...
The Rock-Hard Foundation: Mandela Day, 18 July 2013

The Rock-Hard Foundation: Mandela Day, 18 July 2013

“I pay tribute to the mothers and wives and sisters of our nation. You are the rock-hard foundation of our ...
Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

In A, B & C v. Ireland  the European Court of Human Rights held that Ireland must end its 20-year delay in ...
A Human Rights Act for Australia: a transfer of power to the High Court, or a more democratic form of judicial decision-making?

A Human Rights Act for Australia: a transfer of power to the High Court, or a more democratic form of judicial decision-making?

Australia is the only Western country without some form of a national Bill of Rights. In 2008, the National Human ...
ICESCR Optional Protocol: Reconciling Standards of Review

ICESCR Optional Protocol: Reconciling Standards of Review

Until very recently, there was no individual complaint procedure for a violation of the rights enshrined in the ...
Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth: Evidence from Africa

Cash Transfers from Mineral Resource Wealth: Evidence from Africa

In a previous post, Maniza Naqvi discussed how cash transfers from natural resource wealth revenues have the ...
Safety of Sex-workers and Prostitutes at the Heart of Bedford v Attorney General of Canada

Safety of Sex-workers and Prostitutes at the Heart of Bedford v Attorney General of Canada

There are a myriad of moral and legal grounds to object to or support prostitution. However, rarely has the health ...
Vinter v UK – Why The Majority Are Right To Find That Whole Life Orders Violate Article 3 ECHR

Vinter v UK – Why The Majority Are Right To Find That Whole Life Orders Violate Article 3 ECHR

The European Court of Human Rights' recent decision in Vinter v UK will inevitably come under fire for infringing ...