Constitutions and Human Rights

A Backwards Step for Human Rights Law in Victoria: Bare v Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission

A Backwards Step for Human Rights Law in Victoria: Bare v Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission

In July 2015, the Victoria Court of Appeal, Australia, handed down a landmark decision in Bare v Independent ...
A judicial ‘Plan B’? Dinah Rose QC on the Common Law in a post-UK Human Rights Act world

A judicial ‘Plan B’? Dinah Rose QC on the Common Law in a post-UK Human Rights Act world

In recent weeks the Blog has covered the latest events at which proponents of the UK's Human Rights Act 1998 ...
Sir Keir Starmer’s Blackstone Lecture: “Human Rights: Can Britain go it Alone? And Should We?”

Sir Keir Starmer’s Blackstone Lecture: “Human Rights: Can Britain go it Alone? And Should We?”

On 21st November, the annual Blackstone Lecture at Pembroke College was delivered by Sir Keir Starmer, the well ...
Dominic Grieve on the Human Rights Act: St Hugh’s College, Oxford—13 November 2015

Dominic Grieve on the Human Rights Act: St Hugh’s College, Oxford—13 November 2015

The Human Rights Act (HRA) is one of the most significant pieces of constitutional reform in Britain. Certain ...
The Chinese Human Rights Roundup

The Chinese Human Rights Roundup

Human rights lawyers are internationally perceived as crusaders, advocating for basic human rights for all ...
Rule of Law in Hong Kong’s Brave New World

Rule of Law in Hong Kong’s Brave New World

Hong Kong must have thought to itself, “O brave new world, that has such people in it”, as it listened to a speech ...
The Role of Parliaments in the Protection and Realisation of the Rule of Law and Human Rights

The Role of Parliaments in the Protection and Realisation of the Rule of Law and Human Rights

What is the role of parliaments in the protection and realisation of the rule of law and human rights? Should ...
Queensland Parliament Lights Up the Night for Human Rights

Queensland Parliament Lights Up the Night for Human Rights

Monday 14th September 2015 saw an exciting development on the legislative human rights front in Australia, as a ...
A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine

A Human Rights Perspective of the Supreme Court Verdict on the Basic Structure Doctrine

In a recent verdict by the Supreme Court of Pakistan (“SCP”), the constitutionality of, inter alia, the 21st ...
Another first: Reparations Awarded to Victims at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Another first: Reparations Awarded to Victims at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The recent award of reparations by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights to the applicants in Zongo and ...
Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

By including same-sex couples within the constitutional right to marry, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in ...
Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

Enforcing a ‘Universal’ Declaration: UN Efforts to hold Non-State Actors Accountable for Human Rights

The UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 as an expression of universally ...

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