Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Parliaments are increasingly recognised as vital actors for ensuring governments’ implementation of both human ...
Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

In an earlier post on this blog, I had demonstrated the exclusionary effect of an ableist interpretation of law. I ...
India’s Feeble Frontline Defence against Incarceration

India’s Feeble Frontline Defence against Incarceration

An important constitutional safeguard against arbitrary incarceration is the fundamental right of an arrested ...
Universal Jurisdiction in Switzerland: Challenges for the War Crimes Trial of Alieu Kosiah

Universal Jurisdiction in Switzerland: Challenges for the War Crimes Trial of Alieu Kosiah

On 3 December 2020, the trial of the Liberian former militia commander, Alieu Kosiah, opened in Switzerland’s ...
Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Across Pakistan, the two finger test (TFT), also known as the virginity and hymen test is conducted on female ...
Apply Now: 7 Positions in New Research Project on Accountability for Human Rights

Apply Now: 7 Positions in New Research Project on Accountability for Human Rights

The Human Rights Centre at the Faculty of Law and Criminology at Ghent University is hiring 7 researchers at PhD ...
Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

On February 11, 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India in Vikash Kumar v. Union Public Service ...
Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

In the context of hate crime, class has two main analytical roles. First, it can be a ground of hate crime in ...
The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The United States’ (‘US’) new Rule on processing asylum applications, which was to take effect from 10 January ...
South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

Unlike many other socio-economic rights in the South African Constitution, such as the right to ‘further ...
South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

Unlike many other socio-economic rights in the South African Constitution, such as the right to ‘further ...
The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The United States’ (‘US’) new Rule on processing asylum applications, which was to take effect from 10 January ...