Constitutions and Human Rights

International Legal Responsibilities of Medical Transplantation Institutions

International Legal Responsibilities of Medical Transplantation Institutions

Image description: Surgeons and nurses pictured in an operating theatre during a procedure Organ trafficking, forced organ harvesting and unethical organ transplantation are global issues. A worldwide shortage of organs...
NFT Service and the Right to a Fair Trial

NFT Service and the Right to a Fair Trial

Image description: Chart showing the ownership structure for Non-Fungible Tokens The right to a fair trial is afforded by Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article...
Proposed Bill of Rights in the UK

Proposed Bill of Rights in the UK

Proposed Bill of Rights in the UK is a blog series by the Oxford Human Rights Hub exploring the potential impacts of the proposed bill on constitutional and human rights....
Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Image description: Kenyan primary school students sit on chairs and on the floor in a basic dirt-floor classroom taking lessons. On 4 March 2022 a letter from the Kenyan Ministry...
Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Image description: A group of people walking under a rainbow flag. The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment reaffirming full sex reassignment surgery (“SRS”) as a prerequisite...
Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage Legalisation in Ukraine

Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage Legalisation in Ukraine

Image description: The Mariinskyi Palace, the official residence of the President of Ukraine. Despite the war and the challenging economic situation in Ukraine, the gender rights issues are still actual,...
A Lacuna in the Kenyan Penal Code Provisions on Abortion

A Lacuna in the Kenyan Penal Code Provisions on Abortion

Image description: Posters on street advertising abortion clinics. In recent years, the Kenyan judiciary has made significant strides in reforming abortion law in Kenya. On 24 March 2022, the High...
A Historic Moment: The Drafting of the New Chilean Constitution

A Historic Moment: The Drafting of the New Chilean Constitution

TRANSCRIPT: RightsUp Episode: Professor Roberto Gargarella Gautam Bhatia (0:09) You’re listening to Rights Up, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. My name is Gautam Bhatia, and I’m a...
Khalifa v Secretary for National Treasury and Planning: A New Dawn for the Right to Access of Information in Kenya

Khalifa v Secretary for National Treasury and Planning: A New Dawn for the Right to Access of Information in Kenya

Image description: Man approaches Parliament Buildings in Nairobi, Kenya The monumental decision in Khalifa and Another v Secretary, National Treasury and Planning and 4 Others spells a new dawn for...
Discrimination in Indian Blood Donation Policy

Discrimination in Indian Blood Donation Policy

Image description: People in India march at a gay pride rally with rainbow balloons and flags. India famously decriminalised homosexuality (s 377 of the Indian Penal Code) in the historic...
Dobbs Employs Narrow Framing to Narrow Fundamental Rights

Dobbs Employs Narrow Framing to Narrow Fundamental Rights

Image description: A picture of the front entrance of the US Supreme Court building, which has ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ carved into it. Dobbs holds that the Fourteenth Amendment does...
West Virginia v EPA: Thwarting Robust Legal Reasoning

West Virginia v EPA: Thwarting Robust Legal Reasoning

Image description: Coat of arms of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In West Virginia v Environmental Protection Agency (30 June 2022), a six-person majority of the US Supreme Court...

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