Proportionality

Clause Seven of the Bill of Rights Bill: Diluting Rights Protection and Undermining Parliamentary Democracy

Clause Seven of the Bill of Rights Bill: Diluting Rights Protection and Undermining Parliamentary Democracy

Image description: The Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom and his attendants If enacted in its present form ...
Case C-673/20 EP v Préfet du Gers: The Stripping of the Right to Vote

Case C-673/20 EP v Préfet du Gers: The Stripping of the Right to Vote

Image description: the Court of Justice of the European Union Ruling of the CJEU After the request for a ...
To Eat or Not to Eat: Analysing the Constitutionality of the Meat Bans in Gujarat

To Eat or Not to Eat: Analysing the Constitutionality of the Meat Bans in Gujarat

Image description: A person holding an egg against the background of a stack of eggs.  Recently, the Municipal ...
Creation of a Genetic Bank in India: Unconstitutional and Threat to Human Rights

Creation of a Genetic Bank in India: Unconstitutional and Threat to Human Rights

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill seeks to facilitate the application of DNA-based forensic ...
Hong Kong: Anti-Mask Law Held Constitutional (but please wear a mask for COVID-19)

Hong Kong: Anti-Mask Law Held Constitutional (but please wear a mask for COVID-19)

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“HKCFA”) recently held that the Prohibition on Face Covering ...
Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India: A Function Creep Breaching Privacy

Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India: A Function Creep Breaching Privacy

Criminal investigation has become convenient for the law enforcement agencies after the advent of "Facial ...
Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

Forgetting liberté: France’s new security law imperils freedom of expression

On Saturday 21 November, despite a nationwide lockdown, thousands took to the streets across France to protest the ...
Taking Free Speech Seriously: The Right to Advocate Secession in Hong Kong

Taking Free Speech Seriously: The Right to Advocate Secession in Hong Kong

Tony Chung, an advocate of Hong Kong independence, has been charged with secession and conspiring to publish ...
Arbitrary & Disproportionate Criminalisation of Marginalised Communities: A Countermap of Pandemic Policing in India

Arbitrary & Disproportionate Criminalisation of Marginalised Communities: A Countermap of Pandemic Policing in India

The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project studied 34,000 arrest records and 500 First Information ...
Ensuring the lawfulness of automated facial recognition surveillance in the UK

Ensuring the lawfulness of automated facial recognition surveillance in the UK

In R(Bridges) v South Wales Police, the England and Wales Court of Appeal reviewed the lawfulness of the use of ...
Supreme Court of Pakistan grants federal government the power to arbitrarily restrict mobile services

Supreme Court of Pakistan grants federal government the power to arbitrarily restrict mobile services

The federal government of Pakistan often issues directions to suspend cellular mobile services, ostensibly for ...
Covid-19 and the Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to lift internet restrictions in Kashmir

Covid-19 and the Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to lift internet restrictions in Kashmir

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir had passed an order to restrict the internet speed in the entire Union ...

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