Indian Supreme Court Strengthens Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

Indian Supreme Court Strengthens Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

In a judgment delivered on 28 October 2021, the Indian Supreme Court took an important step in the direction of ...
Defending legality in judicial appointments:  The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part 2]

Defending legality in judicial appointments: The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part 2]

This is what happened in Poland. The Supreme Court made a preliminary reference about the appointment of the ...
Defending legality in judicial appointments:  The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part1]

Defending legality in judicial appointments: The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part1]

That the Polish constitutional crisis would have had serious human-rights implications was clear from the start. ...
Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

On 25 October 2021, a three-judge bench of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan (FSC) headed by the FSC Chief ...
Protocol No. 15 to the ECHR: a new era of subsidiarity or a symbolic change?

Protocol No. 15 to the ECHR: a new era of subsidiarity or a symbolic change?

Protocol No. 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights came into force in August 2021. It introduced several ...
The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule (GGR or Mexico City Policy) is a regressive, harmful policy that violates the human rights of ...
The Lens of Reformation in Death Penalty Cases: A Complex Enquiry

The Lens of Reformation in Death Penalty Cases: A Complex Enquiry

As per the guidelines laid down by the Indian Supreme Court in Bachan Singh v. The State of Punjab and subsequent ...
Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Over a year ago, in the midst of the uprisings that followed the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, myself ...
Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 2)

Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 2)

This is the second post evaluating Sacchi v Argentina. The first post in this series can be found here. A longer ...
Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 1)

Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 1)

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has delivered its long-awaited admissibility decision on Sacchi et al ...
Why Punitive Policies and Laws Will Not Solve Violent Crime in Jamaica

Why Punitive Policies and Laws Will Not Solve Violent Crime in Jamaica

“Police kill 7 in Braeton”. “Massacre in Tivoli”. “Police death squads uncovered” These headlines tell ...
Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

For almost fifteen years, the Equal Rights Trust has worked to support the adoption of comprehensive equality laws ...