Intersectional discrimination

Semenya v Switzerland: Divided ECtHR Significantly Advances the Human Rights Protection for Intersex Athletes (and all professional sportspeople in general) – Part I

Semenya v Switzerland: Divided ECtHR Significantly Advances the Human Rights Protection for Intersex Athletes (and all professional sportspeople in general) – Part I

Should women with variations of sex characteristics be excluded from professional women’s sports competitions? In recent years, this question has spurred considerable controversy around the globe. In July 2023, the...
International Women’s Day 2023: What Inspires You to ‘Embrace Equity’?

International Women’s Day 2023: What Inspires You to ‘Embrace Equity’?

Every year, 8 March marks International Women’s Day – a global day to celebrate progress in the realisation of women’s rights, and to take stock of challenges yet to be...
The Indian Supreme Court on Affirmative Action for the Upper Caste Poor – Part II

The Indian Supreme Court on Affirmative Action for the Upper Caste Poor – Part II

Image Description: A small signage which says ‘Reserved’. In this post, I continue to engage with the Indian Supreme Court’s decision in Janhit Abhiyan v Union of India. For an...
CEDAW, the Law and Intersectionality: Using Legislation to Improve the Health of Women Being Left Behind

CEDAW, the Law and Intersectionality: Using Legislation to Improve the Health of Women Being Left Behind

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is delighted to announce our keynote speaker event for Michaelmas Term 2022: CEDAW, the Law and Intersectionality: Using Legislation to Improve the Health of Women...
The Death Penalty and its Arbitrary Use to Punish LGBTIQ Persons

The Death Penalty and its Arbitrary Use to Punish LGBTIQ Persons

Image Description: In the photograph, there are many hangman’s nooses/knots in a room. Through one of these nooses, one can observe an empty chair. This photograph is clicked by Vusala...
A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of India – The Appellant with Learning Disability and Indirect Discrimination

A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of India – The Appellant with Learning Disability and Indirect Discrimination

Image Description: A picture of the Supreme Court of India taken from inside the building. In a notable judgement delivered in May [Naman Verma v. Director, Indian institute of Technology...
New Frontiers of LGBTQ+ Liberation

New Frontiers of LGBTQ+ Liberation

Image description: A person standing in the middle of a street waving a rainbow flag. The sky is bright blue and the sun is shining through the flag. New Frontiers...
Do Not Thwart Women’s Employment, Facilitate It: Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitrary Gender-Based Restrictions to Restaurant Orchestras

Do Not Thwart Women’s Employment, Facilitate It: Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitrary Gender-Based Restrictions to Restaurant Orchestras

Image description: A group of women, many of whom are smiling or laughing. The Indian Supreme Court recently delivered a pathbreaking judgment reminding the State of its obligation to facilitate...
Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Manuela v El Salvador: A Missed Opportunity for Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Image description: A march supporting decriminalisation of abortion. One of the participants is a woman wearing green (the symbol of sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America) and holding a...
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 promote the actual implementation of equal rights for women and men...
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 increasing economic inequality – within countries and between them – as...
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 face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination as asylum seekers in Ireland’s Direct Provision system,...

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