Constitutions and Human Rights

Defending legality in judicial appointments:  The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part1]

Defending legality in judicial appointments: The European Court of Human Rights and the Polish constitutional crisis [Part1]

That the Polish constitutional crisis would have had serious human-rights implications was clear from the start. ...
Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

On 25 October 2021, a three-judge bench of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan (FSC) headed by the FSC Chief ...
The Potential of Bold Remedial Relief to Enforce Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa – Komape v Minister of Basic Education

The Potential of Bold Remedial Relief to Enforce Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa – Komape v Minister of Basic Education

Komape v Minister of Basic Education concerns the unsafe, undignified sanitation facilities in schools in the ...
Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

The UK government’s Election Bill containing controversial Voter ID provisions is progressing with haste through ...
What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment?

What Remains Following the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill Reference Judgment?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill (UNCRC Bill) passed ...
A Golden Passport to Crime and Corruption: European Values on Trial

A Golden Passport to Crime and Corruption: European Values on Trial

The Law Office of the Republic of Cyprus recently released a final report, just shy of 800 pages and drafted ...
The Kenyan Court of Appeal’s BBI Judgment: Omnibus Bill or Separate Referenda Questions?

The Kenyan Court of Appeal’s BBI Judgment: Omnibus Bill or Separate Referenda Questions?

[Editor's Note: On 20th August 2021, the Kenyan Court of Appeal delivered a landmark judgment in a set of ...
“If Abortion Is a Crime, the State Is the Criminal”: The Role of Reproductive Justice Movements in Challenging South Korea’s Abortion Ban

“If Abortion Is a Crime, the State Is the Criminal”: The Role of Reproductive Justice Movements in Challenging South Korea’s Abortion Ban

Abortion was completely decriminalised in South Korea on January 1, 2021 following the Constitutional Court ...
UK’s Approach Towards the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

UK’s Approach Towards the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

In R (on the application of AB) v Secretary of State for Justice, the teenage Appellant was sentenced for ...
Functional as the Enemy of Fair: Seizing the Moment for Rights-Based Abortion Reform in Aotearoa

Functional as the Enemy of Fair: Seizing the Moment for Rights-Based Abortion Reform in Aotearoa

Aotearoa New Zealand is often cited (with varying degrees of romanticism) as a light of liberal progressivism. It ...
Respecting Subsidiarity While Guaranteeing the Right to a Tribunal Established in Accordance with National Law: From Astradsson to Xero Flor

Respecting Subsidiarity While Guaranteeing the Right to a Tribunal Established in Accordance with National Law: From Astradsson to Xero Flor

International bodies like the ECtHR should not easily substitute their assessment for that of national judges who ...
Abortion Law Reform 2020: Where, How and Why

Abortion Law Reform 2020: Where, How and Why

Abortion Law Reform 2020: Where, How and Why is a blog series by the Oxford Human Rights Hub which examines the ...

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