Constitutions and Human Rights

The Rebellious Act of Consuming Meat in India: Non-vegetarianism and Taboo

The Rebellious Act of Consuming Meat in India: Non-vegetarianism and Taboo

Food-delivery company Zomato recently came up with an “all-vegetarian fleet policy” wherein vegetarian food would be delivered by a different set of delivery drivers wearing green to ensure food segregation....
A Game of Judicial Tennis: The Supreme Court in Mercer

A Game of Judicial Tennis: The Supreme Court in Mercer

The Supreme Court has once again considered the proper scope of sections 3 and 4 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), this time in relation to an employer’s response...
Labour Justice for India’s Community Care Workers (Part I)

Labour Justice for India’s Community Care Workers (Part I)

Under India’s National Health Mission and the Integrated Child Development Scheme, a group of workers, referred to here as ‘scheme workers’, are employed by the government as part of a...
Labour Justice for India’s Community Care Workers (Part II)

Labour Justice for India’s Community Care Workers (Part II)

Part I of this series discussed how in the Indian Supreme Court’s decision in Ameerbi, denial of minimum wages to ‘scheme workers’, is a violation of their fundamental right to...
Maternity Benefits and Child Care Leave to Mothers: The Supreme Court of India’s Narrow and Unsatisfactory Approach to Gender Equality in the Labour Force

Maternity Benefits and Child Care Leave to Mothers: The Supreme Court of India’s Narrow and Unsatisfactory Approach to Gender Equality in the Labour Force

The Supreme Court of India in a recent order in Shalini Dharmani v State of Himachal Pradesh reaffirmed that Child Care Leave granted to women was in furtherance of the...
Le jugement de la Cour d’appel du Québec sur la Loi 21 : le futur incertain des droits fondamentaux

Le jugement de la Cour d’appel du Québec sur la Loi 21 : le futur incertain des droits fondamentaux

Le 29 février 2024, la Cour d’appel du Québec a confirmé la constitutionnalité de la Loi sur la laïcité de l’État, mieux connue sous le nom de « Loi 21...
The Quebec Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Bill 21: The Uncertain Future of Fundamental Rights

The Quebec Court of Appeal’s Ruling on Bill 21: The Uncertain Future of Fundamental Rights

On 29 February 2024, the Quebec Court of Appeal upheld the validity of the Act respecting the laicity of the State, better known as “Bill 21.” This law, passed under...
Constitutional Confusion: Ireland’s Failed Referendum on Care and the Family

Constitutional Confusion: Ireland’s Failed Referendum on Care and the Family

There is no shortage of explanations as to why Ireland’s recent referendum on whether to amend Article 41 of the Constitution, which recognises the rights of the family, was met...
The Dynamics of Legal Aid: Pro Bono Advocacy in Bangladesh’s Jurisprudence

The Dynamics of Legal Aid: Pro Bono Advocacy in Bangladesh’s Jurisprudence

Bangladesh’s democratic culture places a high priority on ensuring social and economic justice. By guaranteeing equality, fairness, and fundamental rights for all citizens, the Constitution seeks to establish a socialist...
Stripping a state of its statehood: Disenfranchisement of the people of Jammu and Kashmir

Stripping a state of its statehood: Disenfranchisement of the people of Jammu and Kashmir

The people of the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) were disenfranchised when the Parliament of India, through the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019, deprived the territory of its...
Neither Leftovers nor Crumbs: Misunderstanding the Right to Food in India

Neither Leftovers nor Crumbs: Misunderstanding the Right to Food in India

One of the most enterprising initiatives undertaken by the Supreme Court of India (the Court) has been the recognition of a legal standalone right to food which mandates the government...
Direct Democracy in Action: Swiss Voters Decide to Augment the Statutory Old Age Pension

Direct Democracy in Action: Swiss Voters Decide to Augment the Statutory Old Age Pension

On 3 March 2024, Swiss voters decided in favour of a 13th Old-Age and Survivors’ Insurance (OASI) payment per year, but against gradually raising the statutory retirement age. For the...

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