Constitutions and Human Rights

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...
The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

Juvenile prisons in Bangladesh are effectively torture cells for teenage offenders. Known as juvenile development centres (JDC), the facilities of these institutions are chronically insufficient: overcrowded and understaffed, with poor...
The Use of Russian Language in Ukraine in Wartime

The Use of Russian Language in Ukraine in Wartime

After the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops on the 24th February 2022, the status of the Russian language and its use in Ukraine have come under critical attention....
Rethinking families: Reflections on the same-sex marriage case in India

Rethinking families: Reflections on the same-sex marriage case in India

The arguments in the case seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage in India concluded last month and the matter is currently pending the judgment of the Supreme Court. The petitioners...
A Slippery Slide Back to Parliamentary Sovereignty? The Namibian Parliament Looks to Override the Supreme Court’s Decision to Recognise Same Sex Marriages

A Slippery Slide Back to Parliamentary Sovereignty? The Namibian Parliament Looks to Override the Supreme Court’s Decision to Recognise Same Sex Marriages

On 16 May 2023, a day before the International Day Against Homophobia, the Supreme Court of Namibia (SC) ordered government to recognise same-sex marriages validly concluded outside of Namibia. Four...
Asserting Equal Importance for Both Fundamental Rights & Duties – Addressing India’s Recent Politico-legal Trend

Asserting Equal Importance for Both Fundamental Rights & Duties – Addressing India’s Recent Politico-legal Trend

India has been witnessing a trend toward giving equal importance to Fundamental Rights of individuals (“FR”) and Fundamental Duties imposed on individuals (“FD”). Arguably, this is an adverse trend is...
لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے برطانوی نوآبادیاتی دور کے غداری کے قانون کو کالعدم قرار دے دیا

لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے برطانوی نوآبادیاتی دور کے غداری کے قانون کو کالعدم قرار دے دیا

30 مارچ 2023 کو لاہور ہائی کورٹ کے جسٹس شاہد کریم نے ہارون فاروق بمقابلہ فیڈریشن آف پاکستان کیس کا تاریخی فیصلہ سنایا۔ اس فیصلے میں کہا گیا کہ پاکستان...
Lahore High Court Strikes Down Pakistan’s Colonial-era Sedition Law

Lahore High Court Strikes Down Pakistan’s Colonial-era Sedition Law

On March 30 2023, Justice Shahid Karim of the Lahore High Court (LHC) delivered a landmark judgment in Haroon Farooq v Federation of Pakistan. This judgement held that the sedition...
The Coronation, the Public Order Act 2023 and ‘Free Speech’

The Coronation, the Public Order Act 2023 and ‘Free Speech’

In recent years, a lot has been written about ‘the right to protest’ and ‘the right to free speech’ in the UK. Yet neither phrase appears in the latest Public...
Moraru v Romania: ECtHR Protects Against Size-based Discrimination

Moraru v Romania: ECtHR Protects Against Size-based Discrimination

In November 2022, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that height and weight requirements for participation in the entrance examination for a programme of military medicine violate Article 14...
What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

What’s next in Climate Litigation before the European Court of Human Rights? Duarte Agostinho and Others v Portugal and 32 other States

On 29 March 2023, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) heard its first two climate cases (Verein Klima Seniorinnen and Others v Switzerland and Carême v France). Meanwhile, another...
‘Engagement significatif’ en droit du logement : une nouvelle approche en matière de campements informels au Québec?

‘Engagement significatif’ en droit du logement : une nouvelle approche en matière de campements informels au Québec?

La ville de Montréal fait face à une crise du logement sans précédent. Les personnes en situation d’itinérance rencontrent plusieurs défis sociaux et économiques, dont une menace constante d’évincement de...

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