Constitutions and Human Rights

The Polish Challenge to the ECtHR’s Authority: Can the CoE Human-Rights System Respond Convincingly to It?

The Polish Challenge to the ECtHR’s Authority: Can the CoE Human-Rights System Respond Convincingly to It?

That the 24.11.21 judgment of the Polish Constitutional Court (CC) represents a serious challenge to the ECtHR’s ...
Culture Wars and Constitutional Statutes: The Government’s Proposed Human Rights Act Reforms

Culture Wars and Constitutional Statutes: The Government’s Proposed Human Rights Act Reforms

This week, in response to the Independent Human Rights Act Review’s report, the Government published its proposals ...
Indian Supreme Court on Gender Sensitisation of Judges: Aparna Bhat & Ors v State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr

Indian Supreme Court on Gender Sensitisation of Judges: Aparna Bhat & Ors v State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr

To achieve gender justice, it is critical that the judiciary avoid stereotypes and social biases to strengthen a ...
The Struggle to Establish Human Rights Courts in India: An Unfulfilled Promise

The Struggle to Establish Human Rights Courts in India: An Unfulfilled Promise

A petition was filed by Bhavika Phore on July 8, 2019, in the Supreme Court of India seeking to solidify human ...
Defending legality in judicial appointments:  The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part 2]

Defending legality in judicial appointments: The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part 2]

This is what happened in Poland. The Supreme Court made a preliminary reference about the appointment of the ...
Defending legality in judicial appointments:  The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part1]

Defending legality in judicial appointments: The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part1]

That the Polish constitutional crisis would have had serious human-rights implications was clear from the start. ...
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 ...
The Potential of Bold Remedial Relief to Enforce Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa – Komape v Minister of Basic Education

The Potential of Bold Remedial Relief to Enforce Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa – Komape v Minister of Basic Education

Komape v Minister of Basic Education concerns the unsafe, undignified sanitation facilities in schools in the ...
Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

The UK government’s Election Bill containing controversial Voter ID provisions is progressing with haste through ...
What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment?

What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (UNCRC Bill) passed ...
A Golden Passport to Crime and Corruption: European Values on Trial

A Golden Passport to Crime and Corruption: European Values on Trial

The Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus recently released a final report, just shy of 800 pages and drafted ...
The Kenyan Court of Appeal’s BBI Judgment: Omnibus Bill or Separate Referenda Questions?

The Kenyan Court of Appeal’s BBI Judgment: Omnibus Bill or Separate Referenda Questions?

[Editor's Note: On 20th August 2021, the Kenyan Court of Appeal delivered a landmark judgment in a set of ...

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