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Women’s Invisible Labour, Kinkeeping and Care: Ireland’s 8 March Constitutional Referendum

Women’s Invisible Labour, Kinkeeping and Care: Ireland’s 8 March Constitutional Referendum

On International Women’s Day, Ireland will hold votes on two proposed changes to Article 41 of the Constitution. The first would extend constitutional protection to families other than those based...
Neurorights: safeguarding human autonomy and dignity in the age of neurotechnology

Neurorights: safeguarding human autonomy and dignity in the age of neurotechnology

A ground-breaking recent publication has detailed the first use of fMRI – in conjunction with a novel brain computer interface – to “decode language”. This has enabled the reconstruction of...
The Disability Ground in Abortion Law, and the Negative ‘Message’ it is Sending: R (Crowter) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Disability Ground in Abortion Law, and the Negative ‘Message’ it is Sending: R (Crowter) v Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal involved a very interesting legal challenge based on an alleged negative ‘message’ in the law. It raises important questions about the law...
Project RPwD Generation

Project RPwD Generation

The enactment of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (‘RPwD Act’) was a watershed moment for the disabled community in India. Principles such as reasonable accommodation and the need...
The Missing Pieces: Living Organ Donation and Personal Autonomy in Germany

The Missing Pieces: Living Organ Donation and Personal Autonomy in Germany

Non-directed living organ donation remains prohibited in Germany, with concerning implications for individual autonomy as well as potentially fatal consequences for those awaiting organ donation. About 8,500 people are currently...
Protection from Procedural Lapses as Reasonable Accommodation

Protection from Procedural Lapses as Reasonable Accommodation

One of the principles underpinning the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016 (“the Disability Act”) in India is empowerment of persons with disabilities (PwDs) through their independence. Not only...
A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

Image Description: A Kenyan mother and her daughter are pictured close-up on their faces. The mother looks toward the camera while the child gazes elsewhere. The daughter has a developmental...
South African Constitutional Court Rectifies Copyright Discrimination for People with Disabilities

South African Constitutional Court Rectifies Copyright Discrimination for People with Disabilities

Image Description: Graphotype machines and prints, one set up with Braille type. Photo Credit: Flickr, Jenny Addison. South African Constitutional Court rectifies copyright discrimination for people with disabilities, orders ‘the...
A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of India – The Appellant with Learning Disability and Indirect Discrimination

A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of India – The Appellant with Learning Disability and Indirect Discrimination

Image Description: A picture of the Supreme Court of India taken from inside the building. In a notable judgement delivered in May [Naman Verma v. Director, Indian institute of Technology...
Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Image description: Abortion badges of different colours, with slogans reading ‘March for abortion rights’ and ‘Women’s right to choose’. The fragility of reproductive rights in the United States has never...
Discriminatory Ground in Abortion Law Under Consideration by the Court of Appeal

Discriminatory Ground in Abortion Law Under Consideration by the Court of Appeal

Image description: Stack of reports entitled ‘Human Rights and Democracy’ with a photograph of a woman and baby on the cover Let’s say I told you that the law provides...
The Development of Disability Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

The Development of Disability Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

In a significant judgment delivered in February 2021, a three-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court made a seminal contribution in advancing disability rights jurisprudence in India and globally. At...

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