Constitutions and Human Rights

Britain’s Human Rights Agenda – Bringing Rights into the Home

Britain’s Human Rights Agenda – Bringing Rights into the Home

In a speech to the UN in 1958, Eleanor Roosevelt famously remarked, “Where, after all, do universal human rights ...
Indigenous Recognition, Human Rights, and the Purpose of the Australian Constitution

Indigenous Recognition, Human Rights, and the Purpose of the Australian Constitution

At some point in the next few years, Australians are likely to vote in a referendum to amend the Australian ...
ConstitutionUK – What Role for Human Rights in a New Constitution?

ConstitutionUK – What Role for Human Rights in a New Constitution?

The role of human rights in our political and constitutional order has been something of a burning issue in the ...
The ‘Human Rights Human Wrongs’ Exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery: Showcasing the Power and Pitfalls of Photography in Human Rights Struggles

The ‘Human Rights Human Wrongs’ Exhibition at the Photographers’ Gallery: Showcasing the Power and Pitfalls of Photography in Human Rights Struggles

From 6 February until 6 April, London’s Photographers’ Gallery is playing host to ‘Human Rights Human Wrongs’, an ...
Why we need to start saying I’m Alright with Human Rights

Why we need to start saying I’m Alright with Human Rights

Sanchita discusses British Institute of Human Rights' new initiative to give voice to those who are Alright With ...
States are Bound to Consider the UN Human Rights Committee’s Views in Good Faith

States are Bound to Consider the UN Human Rights Committee’s Views in Good Faith

The thorny question of implementation of the Views adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) under the ...
The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part I- The Constitutional Issues

The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part I- The Constitutional Issues

This will be a year of political and constitutional turbulence for equality law. What changes can we expect after ...
The Handbook of Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Where Are We Now?

The Handbook of Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Where Are We Now?

Northern Ireland’s most prominent human rights NGO is the Committee on the Administration of Justice. Founded in ...
Egyptian Human Rights Groups Face Difficult Choices After Al-Sisi’s Ultimatum

Egyptian Human Rights Groups Face Difficult Choices After Al-Sisi’s Ultimatum

A Mubarak-era law stating that human rights groups must register has been utilised by President al-Sisi’s ...
Nonsense on Stilts? Tommy the Chimp’s Legal Battle for ‘Non-Human Person Rights’ in the New York Courts

Nonsense on Stilts? Tommy the Chimp’s Legal Battle for ‘Non-Human Person Rights’ in the New York Courts

Tommy has been imprisoned for most of his life. Locked in a room in upstate New York, he has no money and cannot ...
Brighton and Beyond – Where Next for the European Convention on Human Rights?

Brighton and Beyond – Where Next for the European Convention on Human Rights?

Two reports have been released which shine a spotlight on the relationship between national authorities (especially
SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia – Part II

SAJAP: Facilitating Justice in Namibia – Part II

Earlier this month we featured a reflection from Claire Palmer on her experiences working as an OPBP Intern at the ...

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