Constitutions and Human Rights

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to ...
Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention: A Worrisome Picture for Women’s Rights and the Constitutional System

Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention: A Worrisome Picture for Women’s Rights and the Constitutional System

The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, mostly ...
Constitutional Changes in Scotland – II: Incorporation of International Treaties, Devolution, and Effective Accountability

Constitutional Changes in Scotland – II: Incorporation of International Treaties, Devolution, and Effective Accountability

This blog is the second of a two-part series on Scotland’s incorporation journey. Part 1 sets out the devolved ...
Constitutional Changes in Scotland – I: Incorporation of International Treaties, Devolution and Effective Accountability

Constitutional Changes in Scotland – I: Incorporation of International Treaties, Devolution and Effective Accountability

Scotland is on the precipice of significant subnational constitutional change through a programme of incorporation ...
The Government’s Radical Theory of the Constitution

The Government’s Radical Theory of the Constitution

In its response to the Independent Review of Administrative Law, the Government has set out a theory of the ...
The Unconstitutionality of Myanmar’s State of Emergency

The Unconstitutionality of Myanmar’s State of Emergency

On 1st of February 2021, the State Peace and Development Council (‘SPDC’) imposed a year-long state of emergency. ...
The Human Rights Act, 1998

The Human Rights Act, 1998

A striking feature of the history of Europe since the ending of WW II has been the origin, development, ...
Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Enhancing the UK Parliament’s Scrutiny of Human Rights: A Case for Improved Government Reporting

Parliaments are increasingly recognised as vital actors for ensuring governments’ implementation of both human ...
Trump and Twitter: A Freedom of Speech Quagmire

Trump and Twitter: A Freedom of Speech Quagmire

The banning of US President Donald Trump from Twitter and a sundry of other social media platforms, after his ...
Joint Report Examines ‘Systemic’ Corruption in the South African Water Sector—But What Of Human Rights?

Joint Report Examines ‘Systemic’ Corruption in the South African Water Sector—But What Of Human Rights?

A seminal joint report published by the Water Integrity Network and Corruption Watch earlier this year critically ...
The Voice of Hong Kong in Exile (with Nathan Law)

The Voice of Hong Kong in Exile (with Nathan Law)

During the Umbrella Movement in 2014, Nathan Law was one of the five representatives who took part in the dialogue ...
The Transformative Possibilities of a Constitution (with Joel Modiri and Gautam Bhatia)

The Transformative Possibilities of a Constitution (with Joel Modiri and Gautam Bhatia)

Constitutions are the legal bedrock of many countries, but they're also political, and are produced within a ...

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