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Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

For some years the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACoHR) has been developing standards regarding sexual and reproductive rights. However, the court has proven reluctant to recognise obstetric violence as...
A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

Image Description: A Kenyan mother and her daughter are pictured close-up on their faces. The mother looks toward the camera while the child gazes elsewhere. The daughter has a developmental...
Equality Doesn’t Always Mean Integration: The Right to Education for Neurodiverse People

Equality Doesn’t Always Mean Integration: The Right to Education for Neurodiverse People

Image Description: A young woman with pink hair is tossing her head in joy. Proponents of the rights of people with disabilities widely subscribe to the social model of disability:...
Freedom of Speech and Expression Online Reinstated in Uganda

Freedom of Speech and Expression Online Reinstated in Uganda

Image description: A group of adults are walking outdoors. One man has the Ugandan flag draped over his back. On 10 January 2023, a five-judge panel of the Constitutional Court...
Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Image description: A group of women and children in Sindh, Pakistan gather in an outdoor shelter It has been estimated that domestic abuse takes place in approximately 80 percent of...
You Have The Right to Insult a President: Repealing Zambia’s Penal Code Section 69

You Have The Right to Insult a President: Repealing Zambia’s Penal Code Section 69

Image description: Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema addresses the European Union from a podium In 1965, Zambia’s first independent president Kenneth Kaunda introduced Section 69 to Zambia’s Penal Code to criminalise...
The Elusive Right to Education for the Rohingya People

The Elusive Right to Education for the Rohingya People

Image description: A group of displaced Rohingya children and parents sit on the ground in a refugee camp Having faced discrimination and segregation in Myanmar since the 1982 Burma Citizenship...
Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Image description: A group of striking people march through a city street holding union banners The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to...
The 2022 World Cup: from Soccer to Human Rights Violations & Geopolitics

The 2022 World Cup: from Soccer to Human Rights Violations & Geopolitics

Image description: View from above of crowd of spectators at 2022 World Cup in Qatar It is not news that Qatar, a country with serious human rights violations, was chosen...
The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty: PSB et al. v Brazil

The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty: PSB et al. v Brazil

Image description: Satellite image of Brazil during natural disaster crisis in 2020 In late October, Brazil ousted incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and elected Lula, who has since promised to cut...
Another ‘Green Reading’ of Article 8 of the ECHR in Pavlov & Others v Russia

Another ‘Green Reading’ of Article 8 of the ECHR in Pavlov & Others v Russia

Image description: Large industrial mining vehicle pictured in crater of quarry in Russia The recent case Pavlov & Others v Russia saw the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), once...
29 Million Angry Men: The Introduction of the Lay Judge in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

29 Million Angry Men: The Introduction of the Lay Judge in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

Image description: Fists raised against a background of protesters at Asia Democracy March 2020, with a banner above reading ‘I think that is my duty’ The legislature of Taiwan passed...

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