Constitutions and Human Rights

Religious Freedom versus Free Speech: Sweden’s Legal Tightrope

Religious Freedom versus Free Speech: Sweden’s Legal Tightrope

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution aimed at combating religious hatred and blasphemy in Sweden following two distressing incidents in which the Qur’an, the holy text...
Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Over 650 farmers have committed suicide in the central region of Maharashtra, India, from January to August 2023. Climate change and the stress it places on agriculture have been the...
The Wait is Coming to an End: The Brazilian Supreme Court’s Promising Opportunity to Finally Decriminalise Abortion up to 12 Weeks

The Wait is Coming to an End: The Brazilian Supreme Court’s Promising Opportunity to Finally Decriminalise Abortion up to 12 Weeks

In September 2023, a key event changed the direction of discussions about the criminalisation of abortion in Brazil: Justice Rosa Weber, rapporteur of ADPF 442 –Brazilian acronym for “Claim of...
Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Unravelling the Human Rights Implications of Sri Lanka’s New Anti-Corruption Law

Human rights in Sri Lanka have only deteriorated in recent years amidst the economic crisis that unfolded in 2022. The public, although dissatisfied with the state of affairs, is barred...
Access to Abortion at the Federal Level: Another Step Towards Reproductive Justice in Mexico

Access to Abortion at the Federal Level: Another Step Towards Reproductive Justice in Mexico

The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice’s recent ruling on abortion is a landmark decision promoting reproductive justice for women in the country. Not only does the Court clearly develop the...
Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act: A New Dawn or a False Start?

Unpacking India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act: A New Dawn or a False Start?

The Government of India recently passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023, with the primary purpose of regulating the processing and protection of individuals’ personal data, whilst laying down...
Minority v Minority Only Benefits the Privileged

Minority v Minority Only Benefits the Privileged

The US Supreme Court’s decision Students for Fair Admissions v Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College (2023) dealt a blow to substantive equality in education. The petition claimed that providing...
The Legacy Bill: Furthering the Gap to Truth and Justice

The Legacy Bill: Furthering the Gap to Truth and Justice

Currently before the UK’s House of Lords is the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill (the Bill). While pacific in name, the Bill is packed with legal and political...
Figel’ v Slovakia:  Potential landmark ECtHR decision on COVID-19 related restrictions to religious freedom

Figel’ v Slovakia: Potential landmark ECtHR decision on COVID-19 related restrictions to religious freedom

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a period of unprecedented restrictions to fundamental rights, unthinkable no less than five years ago: freedom of movement, assembly, and expression, and the right to private...
Protecting the Free Speech of Companies? The US Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis

Protecting the Free Speech of Companies? The US Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v Elenis

In 303 Creative LLC et al. v Elenis, the US Supreme Court held that the petitioners were entitled to refuse to provide wedding website services in respect of same sex...
A Harbinger of Justice or a Pandora’s Box? The Kenyan Supreme Court Broadens the Scope of Judicial Review

A Harbinger of Justice or a Pandora’s Box? The Kenyan Supreme Court Broadens the Scope of Judicial Review

The Kenyan Supreme Court has issued further directions clarifying the scope of judicial review law in its decision on 16th June 2023 in Edwin Harold Dayan Dande & 3 Others...
The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The right to a clean, safe, and healthy environment is a fundamental right protected by Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, encompassed by the right to life. However, sanitation employees...

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