Constitutions and Human Rights

Prorogation: A View from Canada

Prorogation: A View from Canada

Just over a decade ago, large numbers of Canadians turned to Google’s search engine’s algorithm to shed light on a ...
Prorogation: Constitutional Principle and Law, Fact and Causation

Prorogation: Constitutional Principle and Law, Fact and Causation

The Prime Minister’s recent announcement that Parliament would be prorogued, thereby severely curtailing the ...
Playing Hardball with the Queen

Playing Hardball with the Queen

The idea of constitutional hardball was introduced to the world by Mark Tushnet. The sport is played when ...
Constitutionality of India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019: India’s McCarthyism Moment

Constitutionality of India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019: India’s McCarthyism Moment

In a chilling throwback McCarthyism in the United States, India’s Parliament has passed the Unlawful Activities ...
South African Supreme Court of Appeal Confirms Remedy of ‘Constitutional Remedy’ for Homeless People Whose Property is Destroyed by State

South African Supreme Court of Appeal Confirms Remedy of ‘Constitutional Remedy’ for Homeless People Whose Property is Destroyed by State

On 3 April 2019, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) handed down judgment in the matter of Ngomane ...
‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

The institutional design of the UN inquiry procedure means that human rights abusers do not go unchallenged ...
A Human Rights Act for Queensland

A Human Rights Act for Queensland

Queensland is soon to be the third Australian jurisdiction with a statutory bill of rights. Earlier this month, ...
Human Rights, Criminal Law, and Rural and Native Communities in Peru

Human Rights, Criminal Law, and Rural and Native Communities in Peru

Recently, the Constitutional Court of Peru issued a judgment in the case 7009-2013-PHC/TC, concerning a writ of ...
Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Today, the Constitutional Court dismissed a legal challenge to Zimbabwe’s presidential elections. In my previous ...
Promoting ‘Gender Ideology’: Constitutional Court of Bulgaria Declares Istanbul Convention Unconstitutional

Promoting ‘Gender Ideology’: Constitutional Court of Bulgaria Declares Istanbul Convention Unconstitutional

On July 27 Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court ruled that the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating ...
State Policy or Individual Right: The Recent Development of Environmental Protection in China

State Policy or Individual Right: The Recent Development of Environmental Protection in China

In late June 2018, the Chinese State Council released the three-year action plan to 'win the battle for blue ...
Coup, Constitution and the Count: Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

Coup, Constitution and the Count: Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

In November 2017, Robert Mugabe’s 38-year rule ended. At the time, I called this what it was – a coup – though ...

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