Constitutions and Human Rights

UK Court Safeguards Fundamental Right to Protest: Liberty v Secretary of State for the Home Department

UK Court Safeguards Fundamental Right to Protest: Liberty v Secretary of State for the Home Department

The UK Divisional Court has found that the Home Secretary acted unlawfully when introducing Regulations which lowered the threshold for the use of police powers to impose conditions on public...
Constitutionalising Climate Action: India’s Supreme Court Decision on the Protection against Climate Change

Constitutionalising Climate Action: India’s Supreme Court Decision on the Protection against Climate Change

Should climate change safeguards be enshrined as a human right? India’s Supreme Court seems to have resounded a definitive ‘yes’ in the case of M K Ranjitsinh and Others v...
Amnesty in Spain: Union through Reconciliation

Amnesty in Spain: Union through Reconciliation

On 30 May 2024, despite its rejection by the upper chamber, the lower chamber of the Spanish Parliament passed the Amnesty Act 2024 ‘for the institutional, political and social normalisation...
Curtains over Connectivity: A Peek Behind India’s Opaque Internet Shutdown Orders

Curtains over Connectivity: A Peek Behind India’s Opaque Internet Shutdown Orders

The case of Anuradha Bhasin v Union of India [2020] set a precedent that requires the publication of internet access suspension orders to promote transparency and accountability around opaque internet...
Military Justice in the Spotlight (Again): R v Edwards in the Supreme Court of Canada

Military Justice in the Spotlight (Again): R v Edwards in the Supreme Court of Canada

Military justice is in the spotlight again with the Supreme Court of Canada’s judgment in R v Edwards [2024] SCC 15, where the majority upheld the constitutionality of Canada’s military...
The Rebellious Act of Consuming Meat in India: Non-vegetarianism and Taboo

The Rebellious Act of Consuming Meat in India: Non-vegetarianism and Taboo

Food-delivery company Zomato recently came up with an “all-vegetarian fleet policy” wherein vegetarian food would be delivered by a different set of delivery drivers wearing green to ensure food segregation....
A Game of Judicial Tennis: The Supreme Court in Mercer

A Game of Judicial Tennis: The Supreme Court in Mercer

The Supreme Court has once again considered the proper scope of sections 3 and 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), this time in relation to an employer’s response...
Labour Justice for India’s Community Care Workers (Part I)

Labour Justice for India’s Community Care Workers (Part I)

Under India’s National Health Mission and the Integrated Child Development Scheme, a group of workers, referred to here as ‘scheme workers’, are employed by the government as part of a...
Labour Justice for India’s Community Care Workers (Part II)

Labour Justice for India’s Community Care Workers (Part II)

Part I of this series discussed how in the Indian Supreme Court’s decision in Ameerbi, denial of minimum wages to ‘scheme workers’, is a violation of their fundamental right to...
Maternity Benefits and Child Care Leave to Mothers: The Supreme Court of India’s Narrow and Unsatisfactory Approach to Gender Equality in the Labour Force

Maternity Benefits and Child Care Leave to Mothers: The Supreme Court of India’s Narrow and Unsatisfactory Approach to Gender Equality in the Labour Force

The Supreme Court of India in a recent order in Shalini Dharmani v State of Himachal Pradesh reaffirmed that Child Care Leave granted to women was in furtherance of the...
Le jugement de la Cour d’appel du Québec sur la Loi 21 : le futur incertain des droits fondamentaux

Le jugement de la Cour d’appel du Québec sur la Loi 21 : le futur incertain des droits fondamentaux

Le 29 février 2024, la Cour d’appel du Québec a confirmé la constitutionnalité de la Loi sur la laïcité de l’État, mieux connue sous le nom de « Loi 21...
The Quebec Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Bill 21: The Uncertain Future of Fundamental Rights

The Quebec Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Bill 21: The Uncertain Future of Fundamental Rights

On 29 February 2024, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the validity of the Act respecting the laicity of the State, better known as “Bill 21.” This law, passed under...

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