Student protests in South Africa: police brutality claims the life of a bystander

Student protests in South Africa: police brutality claims the life of a bystander

After the ruthless policing of student protests in Johannesburg claimed the life of an innocent bystander, South ...
How the Prison System is Failing Women and Why it is a Human Rights Issue

How the Prison System is Failing Women and Why it is a Human Rights Issue

While women make up the minority in global prison populations, they are the fastest growing prison population. ...
The Independent Review of Administrative Law: The Government Response and Consultation Exercise

The Independent Review of Administrative Law: The Government Response and Consultation Exercise

In two earlier blogs I considered the IRAL Panel’s Report and a central feature of the government response, which ...
The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Government Response

The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Government Response

The government’s response to the Panel’s report was brief, Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform - Ministry of ...
The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Panel Report

The Independent Review of Administrative Law-The Panel Report

The Report of the Independent Review of Administrative Law (IRAL) was made public on 16 March. It stretches to 195 ...
Hong Kong’s highest court sets new test for bail under the National Security Law

Hong Kong’s highest court sets new test for bail under the National Security Law

In the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal’s judgment dated 9 February 2021, HKSAR v Lai Chee Ying [2021] HKCFA 3, an ...
Algorithms and Education: A New Frontier of Discrimination?

Algorithms and Education: A New Frontier of Discrimination?

In this brief post, I want to demonstrate how ostensibly neutral and efficient algorithms can cause discrimination ...
Saudi Arabia must protect financial rights of migrant workers

Saudi Arabia must protect financial rights of migrant workers

On 14 March, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, long known for the oppressive treatment of foreign workers, enacted a ...
Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

On 10 February, 2021, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered its landmark judgement in ...
The Unconstitutionality of Myanmar’s State of Emergency

The Unconstitutionality of Myanmar’s State of Emergency

On 1st of February 2021, the State Peace and Development Council (‘SPDC’) imposed a year-long state of emergency. ...
Why Dinah Rose QC Had an Obligation to Give up the Homophobic Cayman Islands Brief: A Response to Lord Hendy QC

Why Dinah Rose QC Had an Obligation to Give up the Homophobic Cayman Islands Brief: A Response to Lord Hendy QC

Justice Edwin Cameron’s criticism of Dinah Rose QC for persisting in holding a brief in the Privy Council to ...
What Price Comedy? Freedom of Expression and Dignity Clash at Canada’s Supreme Court

What Price Comedy? Freedom of Expression and Dignity Clash at Canada’s Supreme Court

The boy with a subwoofer on his head. When I complained that he sang badly, I was told “He’s dying. Let him live ...