Constitutions and Human Rights

The Repression of Human Rights in Togo: Exploring Legal Avenues of Redress

The Repression of Human Rights in Togo: Exploring Legal Avenues of Redress

In recent months, scores of protests have taken place in the West African nation of Togo. A number of protests have
An Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum

An Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum

On 15 September 2017, the Iraqi Kurdish parliament voted to hold an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous ...
Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 2

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 2

In a blog post yesterday, I looked at the consequences of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill for human rights protection in ...
Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 1

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… The EU (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 and Human Rights post Brexit: Part 1

The EU (Withdrawal) Bill had its first reading in the British House of Commons on 13 July 2017, and is due to have ...
The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

The Kenyan Election: An Insight into the Effectiveness of Constitutional Guarantees

Kenya held its general elections two days ago, after a period of aggressive political campaigning. This election, ...
Secret Ballot: Vote of No Confidence in South African President Narrowly Defeated

Secret Ballot: Vote of No Confidence in South African President Narrowly Defeated

In an earlier blog post, I discussed the decision of the Constitutional Court regarding the process to be followed ...
Le Droit, C’est Moi: Xi Jinping’s New Rule-By-Law Approach

Le Droit, C’est Moi: Xi Jinping’s New Rule-By-Law Approach

China’s party-and-state leader tries to bring government officials under the reach of the legal system. But the ...
Iran’s Presidential Charade: Women Out or In?

Iran’s Presidential Charade: Women Out or In?

The controversy over whether a woman can be President in Iran rises every four years during the presidential ...
Trillion-Rand South African Nuclear Procurement Halted By South African High Court

Trillion-Rand South African Nuclear Procurement Halted By South African High Court

The South African government’s nuclear procurement programme, already mired in controversy in the media amidst ...
Can President Rouhani Promote Human Rights in Iran?

Can President Rouhani Promote Human Rights in Iran?

Moderate President Rouhani was re-elected President of Iran on 19 May 2017. In spite of his biggest achievement ...
South African Constitutional Court Allows Secret Ballot for Motion of No Confidence in the President

South African Constitutional Court Allows Secret Ballot for Motion of No Confidence in the President

The South African Constitutional Court yesterday upheld an application by opposition political parties setting ...
What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

What Price Human Rights and Equality in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland is figuring prominently in the news again. This time it is the discussions between the ...

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