Disability

Development of Disability Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

Development of Disability Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

Image description: A picture of the Supreme Court of India. Development of Disability Rights in the Indian ...
Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

On October 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered a 5-4 judgement that strengthens protection for ...
Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

Disability-Selective Abortions – A Double-Edged Sword? High Court of England and Wales Gives Ruling on the Conflict Between Rights of Disabled Persons and Women’s Reproductive Choice

In Crowter & Ors, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for Health And Social Care [2021] EWHC 2536 ...
Indian Supreme Court Strengthens Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

Indian Supreme Court Strengthens Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

In a judgment delivered on 28 October 2021, the Indian Supreme Court took an important step in the direction of ...
Assessing Vulnerability: Asylum Seekers with Disabilities in Direct Provision in Ireland

Assessing Vulnerability: Asylum Seekers with Disabilities in Direct Provision in Ireland

Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in the international protection system in Ireland. They ...
Long-Awaited Realisation of the Right of Access to Materials Under Copyright of Persons with Visual and Print Disabilities in South Africa

Long-Awaited Realisation of the Right of Access to Materials Under Copyright of Persons with Visual and Print Disabilities in South Africa

For over 25 years, people with visual and print disabilities in democratic South Africa have been denied their ...
Algorithms and Education: A New Frontier of Discrimination?

Algorithms and Education: A New Frontier of Discrimination?

In this brief post, I want to demonstrate how ostensibly neutral and efficient algorithms can cause discrimination ...
Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

Supreme Court of Pakistan prohibits execution of condemned prisoners with mental illnesses: A promising start towards reforming Pakistan’s death penalty problem?

On 10 February, 2021, a five-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered its landmark judgement in ...
What Price Comedy? Freedom of Expression and Dignity Clash at Canada’s Supreme Court

What Price Comedy? Freedom of Expression and Dignity Clash at Canada’s Supreme Court

The boy with a subwoofer on his head. When I complained that he sang badly, I was told “He’s dying. Let him live ...
The Supreme Court of India Takes Reasonable Accommodation Seriously

The Supreme Court of India Takes Reasonable Accommodation Seriously

On 11 February 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India rendered a significant judgment in the case ...
Intra-Group Discrimination and the CJEU

Intra-Group Discrimination and the CJEU

Does discrimination cover situations in which the differing treatment is imposed on persons within a group sharing ...
Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

In an earlier post on this blog, I had demonstrated the exclusionary effect of an ableist interpretation of law. I ...

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