Constitutions and Human Rights

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 ...
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 ...
Addressing the Critical Funding Gap at the UN Human Rights Office

Addressing the Critical Funding Gap at the UN Human Rights Office

High Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein is right to point to the shockingly low proportion of the UN budget which is ...
Building Institutions for the Long-Term: the Need for Normative Transparency

Building Institutions for the Long-Term: the Need for Normative Transparency

The Oxford Martin Programme on human rights for future generations brought together politicians, philosophers, and ...
Why the UK Should Embrace the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Why the UK Should Embrace the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

The UK evinces a certain amount of skepticism for both human rights and for Europe. There has been much publicity ...
The South African Public Protector's Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector's Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector is a critically important constitutional institution. The Public Protector is ...
The South African Public Protector’s Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector’s Remedial Powers: A Need for Clarity

The South African Public Protector is a critically important constitutional institution. The Public Protector is ...

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