Constitutions and Human Rights

Spain: Judicial Intervention by the Tribunal Constitucional in a Key Parliamentary Debate – Part II

Spain: Judicial Intervention by the Tribunal Constitucional in a Key Parliamentary Debate – Part II

Image description: a session of the Spanish Parliament (Congreso de Disputados) The intervention of the Tribunal Constitucional in the parliamentary debate in Spain, as discussed to in Part I, has...
Spain: Judicial Intervention by the Tribunal Constitucional in a Key Parliamentary Debate – Part I

Spain: Judicial Intervention by the Tribunal Constitucional in a Key Parliamentary Debate – Part I

Image description: the Spanish Constitutional Court (Tribunal Constitucional). On the 19th of December 2022, the Spanish Tribunal Constitucional took a very controversial decision by suspending a parliamentary debate in the...
Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Image Description: Ghanian military official gives speech from a podium at a regional summit with flags of West African nations behind In the case of Dr Jacob Abdulahi & 5...
Protecting Anti-Apartheid Songs Under the Rubric of Free Speech

Protecting Anti-Apartheid Songs Under the Rubric of Free Speech

Image description: Crowd of women, men, and children pictured dancing to music at Umgababa, South Africa Music is a common feature of political environments in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): politicians typically...
Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Image description: A group of striking people march through a city street holding union banners The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to...
Segundo Proyecto de Chile: una oportunidad para hacer efectivos los derechos humanos indígenas a través de la ley constitucional

Segundo Proyecto de Chile: una oportunidad para hacer efectivos los derechos humanos indígenas a través de la ley constitucional

Descripción de la imagen: Representantes indígenas se reúnen con la presidenta de Chile, Michelle Bachelet, en el Día Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas, el 24 de junio de 2015. Dos...
Chile’s Second Draft: an Opportunity to Enforce Indigenous Human Rights through Constitutional Law

Chile’s Second Draft: an Opportunity to Enforce Indigenous Human Rights through Constitutional Law

Image description: Indigenous representatives meet with Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet on the National Day of Indigenous People’s, 24 June 2015. Two indigenous women stand, with Bachelet between them, while the...
The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty: PSB et al. v Brazil

The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty: PSB et al. v Brazil

Image description: Satellite image of Brazil during natural disaster crisis in 2020 In late October, Brazil ousted incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and elected Lula, who has since promised to cut...
A Conversation with Justice Majiedt of the South African Constitutional Court

A Conversation with Justice Majiedt of the South African Constitutional Court

Oxford Human Rights Hub · A Conversation with Justice Majiedt of the South African Constitutional Court In this episode, we speak to Justice Steven Majiedt of the Constitutional Court of...
Another ‘Green Reading’ of Article 8 of the ECHR in Pavlov & Others v Russia

Another ‘Green Reading’ of Article 8 of the ECHR in Pavlov & Others v Russia

Image description: Large industrial mining vehicle pictured in crater of quarry in Russia The recent case Pavlov & Others v Russia saw the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), once...
29 Million Angry Men: The Introduction of the Lay Judge in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

29 Million Angry Men: The Introduction of the Lay Judge in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

Image description: Fists raised against a background of protesters at Asia Democracy March 2020, with a banner above reading ‘I think that is my duty’ The legislature of Taiwan passed...
Towards Judicial Recognition of the “Driving While Black” Phenomenon?

Towards Judicial Recognition of the “Driving While Black” Phenomenon?

Image description: Protesters march in city street holding placard which reads “March to End Racial Profiling” On the 25th of October 2022, the Superior Court of Québec rendered a groundbreaking...

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