Intersectional discrimination

Why Legislate Intersectional Gender Parity Acts for Parliaments? The Case of Germany

Why Legislate Intersectional Gender Parity Acts for Parliaments? The Case of Germany

The German Constitution provides in Article 3 (2) that “[m]en and women shall have equal rights. The state shall ...
Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

As the world confronts the devastating impact of the COVID pandemic it must tackle the thorny related problems of ...
Assessing Vulnerability: Asylum Seekers with Disabilities in Direct Provision in Ireland

Assessing Vulnerability: Asylum Seekers with Disabilities in Direct Provision in Ireland

Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in the international protection system in Ireland. They ...
Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

The UK government’s Election Bill containing controversial Voter ID provisions is progressing with haste through ...
The Exploitation of Racism and Misogyny by Twitter and the Struggle of Black People in Brazil

The Exploitation of Racism and Misogyny by Twitter and the Struggle of Black People in Brazil

A year ago, here in Brazil, a ten-year-old Black girl in the state of Espírito Santo was raped by her uncle and ...
Más mujeres en los órganos y mecanismos de derechos humanos: la Resolución 47/51 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU.

Más mujeres en los órganos y mecanismos de derechos humanos: la Resolución 47/51 del Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU.

El 21 de mayo de 2021 el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas (CDH) publicó el informe: “Nivel actual de ...
More Women in Human Rights Organs and Mechanisms: UN Human Rights Council Resolution 47/51

More Women in Human Rights Organs and Mechanisms: UN Human Rights Council Resolution 47/51

On May 21, 2021, the UN Human Rights Council (‘HRC’) published a report titled the ‘Current levels of ...
Valuable or Viable: Reproductive Justice and the Texas Abortion Ban

Valuable or Viable: Reproductive Justice and the Texas Abortion Ban

The Supreme Court’s refusal to stop Texas’ unconstitutional six-week abortion ban endangers the lives people with ...
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. ...
South African Constitutional Court declares exclusion of domestic workers from occupational injury legislation to be unconstitutional

South African Constitutional Court declares exclusion of domestic workers from occupational injury legislation to be unconstitutional

On 20 November 2020, the South African Constitutional Court delivered judgment in Mahlangu v Minister of Labour ...
Right to a Better World: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

Right to a Better World: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

In this episode of Right to a Better World, experts share challenges they have faced, and tactics they have used ...
A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

In July 2019, I wrote a blog post introducing the main arguments presented to the Inter-American Court of Human ...

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