Constitutions and Human Rights

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 2

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 2

In a blog post yesterday, I looked at the consequences of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill for human rights protection in ...
Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 1

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 1

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill had its first reading in the British House of Commons on 13 July 2017, and is due to have ...
The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

Kenya held its general elections two days ago, after a period of aggressive political campaigning. This election, ...
Secret Ballot: Vote of No Confidence in South African President Narrowly Defeated

Secret Ballot: Vote of No Confidence in South African President Narrowly Defeated

In an earlier blog post, I discussed the decision of the Constitutional Court regarding the process to be followed ...
Le Droit, C’est Moi: Xi Jinping’s New Rule-By-Law Approach

Le Droit, C’est Moi: Xi Jinping’s New Rule-By-Law Approach

China’s party-and-state leader tries to bring government officials under the reach of the legal system. But the ...
Iran’s Presidential Charade: Women Out or In?

Iran’s Presidential Charade: Women Out or In?

The controversy over whether a woman can be President in Iran rises every four years during the presidential ...
Trillion-Rand South African Nuclear Procurement Halted By South African High Court

Trillion-Rand South African Nuclear Procurement Halted By South African High Court

The South African government’s nuclear procurement programme, already mired in controversy in the media amidst ...
Can President Rouhani Promote Human Rights in Iran?

Can President Rouhani Promote Human Rights in Iran?

Moderate President Rouhani was re-elected President of Iran on 19 May 2017. In spite of his biggest achievement ...
South African Constitutional Court Allows Secret Ballot for Motion of No Confidence in the President

South African Constitutional Court Allows Secret Ballot for Motion of No Confidence in the President

The South African Constitutional Court yesterday upheld an application by opposition political parties setting ...
What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland is figuring prominently in the news again. This time it is the discussions between the ...
Treaty Amendments and Access to Justice at the East African Court

Treaty Amendments and Access to Justice at the East African Court

On 31 March 2017 the East African Court of Justice (‘the Court’) handed down its judgment in the case of Steven ...
One More Step Towards Human Rights Protection: Tunisia Allows Direct Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

One More Step Towards Human Rights Protection: Tunisia Allows Direct Access to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

On 16th April 2017, the Republic of Tunisia signed a declaration allowing individuals and NGOs to access the ...

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