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Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Image description: Kenyan primary school students sit on chairs and on the floor in a basic dirt-floor classroom taking lessons. On 4 March 2022 a letter from the Kenyan Ministry...
Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Image description: A group of people walking under a rainbow flag. The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment reaffirming full sex reassignment surgery (“SRS”) as a prerequisite...
Khalifa v Secretary for National Treasury and Planning: A New Dawn for the Right to Access of Information in Kenya

Khalifa v Secretary for National Treasury and Planning: A New Dawn for the Right to Access of Information in Kenya

Image description: Man approaches Parliament Buildings in Nairobi, Kenya The monumental decision in Khalifa and Another v Secretary, National Treasury and Planning and 4 Others spells a new dawn for...
Disrupting Cultural Norms Through Occupational Health and Safety:  A Convention 190 Perspective

Disrupting Cultural Norms Through Occupational Health and Safety: A Convention 190 Perspective

Image description: Woman holds a handwritten pink sign which reads ‘A woman’s body is not yours to take: I am a sexual abuse survivor and I will not be silenced’...
Shinn v Martinez Ramirez: Making a Mockery of the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

Shinn v Martinez Ramirez: Making a Mockery of the Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel

Image description: Lawyer addresses jury in a US courtroom. Last month, the Supreme Court of the United States decided that federal courts cannot consider evidence of ineffective trial lawyering if...
Israeli Settlements in Occupied Territories: Assessing ‘Continuing Crimes’ Against the Principle of Legality Before the ICC

Israeli Settlements in Occupied Territories: Assessing ‘Continuing Crimes’ Against the Principle of Legality Before the ICC

Image description: Protesters march beneath a banner saying “Freedom for Palestine” On 8 July 2021, a report of the Special Rapporteur on the state of human rights in Palestinian territories...
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 to file a complaint, in the case of rape in Nepal, forms part...
New Zealand bans conversion therapy and incorporates rights-based mechanism

New Zealand bans conversion therapy and incorporates rights-based mechanism

Image description: rainbow queer pride flag Conversion therapy Conversion therapy involves psychological, spiritual, and physical practices to ‘convert’ a person’s gender identity or expression and/or sexual orientation preferably to that...
How Evictions Law Has Been Implemented in the Lower Courts in South Africa

How Evictions Law Has Been Implemented in the Lower Courts in South Africa

Image description: A poster with the text, ‘decent, low-cost housing is a basic right; no more evictions; people before profit.’ The South African judicial structure begins with the lower courts,...
Proposed Reforms to the UK Human Rights Act

Proposed Reforms to the UK Human Rights Act

Image description: A UK official stands at a podium with a banner behind reading ‘Human Rights and Democracy’ In December 2021, the UK Government released its consultation document proposing changes...
Mumtaz Bibi v Qasim: Islamabad High Court’s Landmark Judgment on Child Marriage

Mumtaz Bibi v Qasim: Islamabad High Court’s Landmark Judgment on Child Marriage

Image description: Children in a village in Sindh Pakistan. As per a recent UNICEF report, Pakistan is home to nearly 19 million child brides: one in three girls in Pakistan...
Juvenile Bail Provision in India: The Urgent Need for Legislative Checks and Balances

Juvenile Bail Provision in India: The Urgent Need for Legislative Checks and Balances

Image Description: A group of children playing football in India. India’s Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 empowers the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) to impose conditions of...

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