Stigma and stereotype

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW, 2022): The First International Case on Lesbian Criminalisation

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW, 2022): The First International Case on Lesbian Criminalisation

Image Description: The words CEDAW appear along with the logo of the United Nations. UN Logo - The olive branches ...
Limiting Women’s Rights Using 19th-Century Standards

Limiting Women’s Rights Using 19th-Century Standards

Image description: Protesters outside the Supreme Court defending the right to abortion following the leak of a ...
365 Days to Access Justice: Nepal’s Precarious Rape Law Provision

365 Days to Access Justice: Nepal’s Precarious Rape Law Provision

Image Description: A poster which says 'End Violence Against Women' in block letters. The statute of limitation ...
UK Government Bans Hymenoplasty

UK Government Bans Hymenoplasty

Image description: A poster reading 'My body, my rights'.  With the rising concern of young girls and women ...
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 ...
Gruba and Others v Russia: Policemen’s Equal Access to Parental Leave

Gruba and Others v Russia: Policemen’s Equal Access to Parental Leave

It is increasingly recognised worldwide that the responsibility for taking care of children ought to be shared ...
Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court.  The President of Magdalen ...
Should All Male Prisoners be Required to Have Their Hair Cut?

Should All Male Prisoners be Required to Have Their Hair Cut?

In the judgment handed down by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (‘CFA’) on 27 November 2020 (Leung Kwok Hung v ...
Foreign National Rough Sleepers Penalised Under the UK’s Revised Immigration Rules

Foreign National Rough Sleepers Penalised Under the UK’s Revised Immigration Rules

On 22 October 2020, the UK Government’s Home Office Department published a Statement of Changes (‘SoC’) to update ...
Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

In  September 2019, the Belgian Constitutional Court (‘BCC’) reviewed the constitutionality of a law setting up a ...
“Women are not in the Best Positions to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 25

“Women are not in the Best Positions to Make These Decisions by Themselves”: Gender Stereotypes in the Uruguayan Abortion Law’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 25

Both sides of the abortion debate draw on gender stereotypes, pernicious attitudes about women, and dangerous ...

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