Constitutions and Human Rights

Proportionality and Constitutional Review

Proportionality and Constitutional Review

There is a temptation to think that issues of normative choice and balancing are more complex in public than ...
Reinvigorating Bicameralism in India

Reinvigorating Bicameralism in India

The bicameral structure of government was constitutionally designed to serve functions that enhance the autonomy ...
Proportionality in India: A Bridge to Nowhere?

Proportionality in India: A Bridge to Nowhere?

The Indian Supreme Court's invocation of the structured proportionality test is a bridge to nowhere.
New Beginnings: Indian Rights Jurisprudence After Puttaswamy

New Beginnings: Indian Rights Jurisprudence After Puttaswamy

Puttaswamy opens up the possibility of Constitution 3.0 that places the individual at the center and through a ...
The Conventionality Control Doctrine of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: a Critical Approach

The Conventionality Control Doctrine of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: a Critical Approach

Since 2006, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) has developed the “Conventionality Control”doctrine. ...
Gender Parity in the Chilean Constitutional Convention: What Does it Mean for Chilean Democracy?

Gender Parity in the Chilean Constitutional Convention: What Does it Mean for Chilean Democracy?

Recently, on March 4, 2020, the two chambers of the Chilean Congress approved gender parity for the election of ...
Trumping Human Rights in the United States? The Commission on Unalienable Rights

Trumping Human Rights in the United States? The Commission on Unalienable Rights

It is a common and very productive exercise, within contemporary philosophical or anthropological inquires, to ...
South African court rejects petition to award constitutional damages and extend emotional shock and grief claims in pit-latrine drowning case

South African court rejects petition to award constitutional damages and extend emotional shock and grief claims in pit-latrine drowning case

In 2014, 5-year old Michael Komape tragically drowned in a sludge of human excrement when the pit-latrine at his ...
Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Colm O’Cinneide

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Colm O’Cinneide

Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding ...
Protests, Riots, Inequality and a New Constitution for Chile

Protests, Riots, Inequality and a New Constitution for Chile

Chile is in the middle of constitutional upheaval as president Piñera announced — although in a vague and obscure ...
Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Justice S. Muralidhar

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Justice S. Muralidhar

This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a ...
Syrians Hopeful for a New Era as the Much-Awaited Constitutional Committee is formed

Syrians Hopeful for a New Era as the Much-Awaited Constitutional Committee is formed

In September, 2019, the United Nations Secretary General announced the formation of the long awaited Syrian ...

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