Disability

Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 2

Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 2

The first part of this blog discussed the context and facts of the case of Abrahart, as well as how the judgment interpreted the difference between competence standards (exempt from...
Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 1

Abrahart v University of Bristol: Disability Equality in University Assessments – Part 1

The case of Abrahart, with its tragic facts and powerful judgment, will emit shockwaves throughout post-16 education in the United Kingdom (UK). It is a reminder of the importance of...
India’s Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016: An Unfulfilled Promise

India’s Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016: An Unfulfilled Promise

India’s enactment of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016 was a pivotal step towards aligning its legal framework with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons...
Australia inches closer to a national Human Rights Act

Australia inches closer to a national Human Rights Act

Australia is the only western liberal democracy without some form of federal charter of human rights. That may soon change, with a recent parliamentary inquiry recommending a federal Human Rights...
Maternity Benefits and Child Care Leave to Mothers: The Supreme Court of India’s Narrow and Unsatisfactory Approach to Gender Equality in the Labour Force

Maternity Benefits and Child Care Leave to Mothers: The Supreme Court of India’s Narrow and Unsatisfactory Approach to Gender Equality in the Labour Force

The Supreme Court of India in a recent order in Shalini Dharmani v State of Himachal Pradesh reaffirmed that Child Care Leave granted to women was in furtherance of the...
The Aberdeen housing crisis: Cementing housing rights in Scotland

The Aberdeen housing crisis: Cementing housing rights in Scotland

In February 2024, hundreds of residents of privately and council-owned houses in Aberdeen began being moved out of their homes after around 500 homes were found to have been constructed...
Artificial Intelligence: The Need to Update the Equality Act 2010

Artificial Intelligence: The Need to Update the Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 is not keeping up with the developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The United Kingdom government policy on AI suggests that the UK does not take this...
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...

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