Constitutions and Human Rights

The View Beyond Brexit: Equality Rights in Northern Ireland After Divorce (with Evelyn Collins)

The View Beyond Brexit: Equality Rights in Northern Ireland After Divorce (with Evelyn Collins)

The EU has played an important role both internationally and domestically in EU member states, in developing and ...
The Impact of Brexit on Human Rights in Northern Ireland (with Colin Harvey)

The Impact of Brexit on Human Rights in Northern Ireland (with Colin Harvey)

On December 8 2017, news broke that the UK has reached a deal with the EU. Theresa May announced that there would ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Timing the Litigation

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Timing the Litigation

In realizing a right to education, lawyers need to move beyond the nuts and bolts of the law and consider these ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: The Role of the Client

Learning Lessons from Litigators: The Role of the Client

It is always tempting to focus on the public interest aspects of the claim but it is crucial not to lose sight of ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Framing the Litigation

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Framing the Litigation

Lawyers must make numerous decisions throughout the litigation—both legal and non-legal. This can raise a ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Innovative Strategies

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Innovative Strategies

The unique nature of public interest lawyering—using court process to prompt transformative change—requires ...
Learning Lessons from Litigators: Building Support for Litigation

Learning Lessons from Litigators: Building Support for Litigation

Public interest lawyering is not confined to the four walls of the court room. Lawyers do not only need to master ...
Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 2: A Path Back to Constitutionalism

Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 2: A Path Back to Constitutionalism

In my previous post, I observed that the military action in Zimbabwe – whatever name it goes by – made a profound ...
Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 1: The Military Action is Profoundly Unconstitutional

Coup and Constitution in Zimbabwe Part 1: The Military Action is Profoundly Unconstitutional

On 14 November 2017, the Zimbabwe Defence Force (ZDF) took control of key parts of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. ...
Australia Denies Political Participation as an Indigenous Human Right

Australia Denies Political Participation as an Indigenous Human Right

Political participation is a human right affirmed and contextualised for indigenous peoples under the United ...
The Supreme Countdown: The Fortnight That Shaped Kenya’s Presidential Determination and Beyond

The Supreme Countdown: The Fortnight That Shaped Kenya’s Presidential Determination and Beyond

Since 1 September 2017, when the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the Presidential election, the spotlight shifted ...
Were the Kenyan Presidential Elections, 2017 a true reflection of the electorate’s will? An interrogation of the answer given by the Supreme Court of Kenya

Were the Kenyan Presidential Elections, 2017 a true reflection of the electorate’s will? An interrogation of the answer given by the Supreme Court of Kenya

The determination on the exercise and protection of the electorate’s political rights was before the bench in the ...

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