Gender-based violence

Multinational Corporations Owe Responsibility Towards the Forced Labour of Uyghurs in China

Multinational Corporations Owe Responsibility Towards the Forced Labour of Uyghurs in China

US President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act which will ban goods ...
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 ...
Nadia Naz v President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan Restricts the Scope of ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’

Nadia Naz v President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan Restricts the Scope of ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’

On 5 July 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered the judgement in Nadia Naz v. ...
What Does Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Mean for the European Court of Human Rights?

What Does Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Mean for the European Court of Human Rights?

In July 2021, Turkey officially withdrew from the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against ...
Legal Developments to Combat Violence Against Women in Brazil

Legal Developments to Combat Violence Against Women in Brazil

In March 2021, Law nº.14.132 was enacted, which creates the crime of stalking. The law amended the Brazilian Penal ...
Why Turkey’s Withdrawal of the Istanbul Convention was Inconsistent with International Law

Why Turkey’s Withdrawal of the Istanbul Convention was Inconsistent with International Law

Turkey was the first State to sign and withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. Turkey ratified the Convention on 24 ...
The Hidden Pandemic of Domestic Abuse: Will Criminalising Coercive Control in Australia Protect the Most Vulnerable?

The Hidden Pandemic of Domestic Abuse: Will Criminalising Coercive Control in Australia Protect the Most Vulnerable?

Globally, organisations supporting survivors of domestic abuse have faced unparalleled challenges during the ...
Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Work

Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Work

Sexual and reproductive health rights are not normally thought of as materialising in the workplace, but there ...
Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

While maternal mortality rates have been decreasing, they have not been decreasing for all types of women. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...

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