Playing Hardball with the Queen

Playing Hardball with the Queen

The idea of constitutional hardball was introduced to the world by Mark Tushnet. The sport is played when ...
LGBT+ Rights in Northern Ireland

LGBT+ Rights in Northern Ireland

It’s the middle of a busy month for the LGBT+ sector in Northern Ireland, with four Pride festivals taking place ...
Should government employees be able to criticise the government?

Should government employees be able to criticise the government?

In Australia, the Australian Public Service (‘APS’) is statutorily required to be ‘apolitical, performing its ...
The Eroding Foundations of Freedom of Information in India

The Eroding Foundations of Freedom of Information in India

The right to information is often understood as essential for the effective exercise of the right to expression, ...
Historic South African Silicosis Class Action Settlement Approved

Historic South African Silicosis Class Action Settlement Approved

On 26 July 2019, the High Court approved a settlement between 20 goldmining companies operating in South Africa ...
Bob Hepple Equality Award Ceremony – Thursday 12th September 2019, London

Bob Hepple Equality Award Ceremony – Thursday 12th September 2019, London

The Equal Rights Trust is delighted to announce that the award ceremony for the fifth annual Bob Hepple Equality ...
Constitutionality of India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019: India’s McCarthyism Moment

Constitutionality of India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019: India’s McCarthyism Moment

In a chilling throwback McCarthyism in the United States, India’s Parliament has passed the Unlawful Activities ...
NDAs in Discrimination Cases: UK Women and Equalities Select Committee Report & Collective/Individual Justice Dilemmas

NDAs in Discrimination Cases: UK Women and Equalities Select Committee Report & Collective/Individual Justice Dilemmas

In June 2019 the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Select Committee (‘WESC’) published a report on the use of ...
Transgender Laws in Transition: European Courts on Non-Binary Gender Recognition

Transgender Laws in Transition: European Courts on Non-Binary Gender Recognition

A decision of the Belgian Constitutional Court is the latest in a series of judgments in Europe deciding ...
Civilian Life at Risk in Iran: The Hard-Hitting Effects of the US Economic Sanctions

Civilian Life at Risk in Iran: The Hard-Hitting Effects of the US Economic Sanctions

Following the US-imposed oil embargo and a web of hard-hitting economic sanctions, Iran’s economy and the lives of ...
The Korean Constitutional Court Judgment on the Constitutionality of an Abortion Ban

The Korean Constitutional Court Judgment on the Constitutionality of an Abortion Ban

Since 1953, abortion has been illegal in Korea, except for cases of rape, incest, severe genetic disorders, ...
Partial U.S. sanctions on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Partial U.S. sanctions on Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), one of two major human rights bodies of the Organization of ...