Access to Justice

The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The right to a clean, safe, and healthy environment is a fundamental right protected by Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, encompassed by the right to life. However, sanitation employees...
The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

Juvenile prisons in Bangladesh are effectively torture cells for teenage offenders. Known as juvenile development centres (JDC), the facilities of these institutions are chronically insufficient: overcrowded and understaffed, with poor...
The UK Bill of Rights: Changes to Human Rights Protection may Impact Climate Litigation

The UK Bill of Rights: Changes to Human Rights Protection may Impact Climate Litigation

Across the world, human rights-based arguments are increasingly deployed in climate litigation against public bodies. However, in the UK, potential reforms to the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) – an...
Public Purpose or Private Interest? The Supreme Court of India’s Scrutiny of Land Acquisition for a University Project in Tribal Areas

Public Purpose or Private Interest? The Supreme Court of India’s Scrutiny of Land Acquisition for a University Project in Tribal Areas

The Supreme Court of India recently delivered a landmark judgment in Anil Agarwal Foundation Etc v State of Orissa & Ors, quashing the land acquisition proceedings initiated by the State...
What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

On 29 March 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) heard its first two climate cases (Verein Klima Seniorinnen and Others v Switzerland and Carême v France). Meanwhile, another...
Violation of Administrative and Fundamental Rights by banning BBC Documentary in India

Violation of Administrative and Fundamental Rights by banning BBC Documentary in India

On 21 January 2023, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting directed YouTube and Twitter to censor BBC’s documentary “India: The Modi Question”, a two-part series that explores the escalating hostility...
Depathologising Gender Identity at the United Nations: A Call to South Africa

Depathologising Gender Identity at the United Nations: A Call to South Africa

On 29 March 2023, a cross-regional group of countries led by Argentina, called for United Nations Member States to implement laws and policies based on self-determined gender identity. This reform...
‘Engagement significatif’ en droit du logement : une nouvelle approche en matière de campements informels au Québec?

‘Engagement significatif’ en droit du logement : une nouvelle approche en matière de campements informels au Québec?

La ville de Montréal fait face à une crise du logement sans précédent. Les personnes en situation d’itinérance rencontrent plusieurs défis sociaux et économiques, dont une menace constante d’évincement de...
Meaningful Engagement in Housing Law: Québec’s New Approach to Informal Settlements?

Meaningful Engagement in Housing Law: Québec’s New Approach to Informal Settlements?

The city of Montreal is facing a growing crisis of homelessness. Individuals who are unhoused face several social and economic challenges, including the constant threat of displacement. In March 2023,...
The Legacy of the 1993 Democratic Transition of Seychelles

The Legacy of the 1993 Democratic Transition of Seychelles

The Seychelles Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission has almost concluded its investigation into allegations of human rights violations committed in relation to the military coup in 1977, which was...
Ogentoto v Ogentoto: Kenya’s Supreme Court Judgment on Equality and Fairness in the Division of Matrimonial Property

Ogentoto v Ogentoto: Kenya’s Supreme Court Judgment on Equality and Fairness in the Division of Matrimonial Property

For over a decade now, Kenya has made important steps towards fair division of matrimonial property through its progressive 2010 Constitution and the enactment of the Matrimonial Property Act (MPA)...
کیا پاکستان میں خواتین اپنے انسانی حقوق کے لیے مارچ کر سکتی ہیں؟

کیا پاکستان میں خواتین اپنے انسانی حقوق کے لیے مارچ کر سکتی ہیں؟

پاکستان میں سندھ ہائی کورٹ کے ایک حالیہ فیصلے نے ثابت کیا ہے کہ خواتین کے حقوق کے علمبرداروں کی طرف سے عام طور پر استعمال کی جانے والے نعرے...

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