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Remedying Individual Injustice: The Supreme Court of India paves the way in Avni Prakash V. National Testing Agency and Ors.

Remedying Individual Injustice: The Supreme Court of India paves the way in Avni Prakash V. National Testing Agency and Ors.

Image description: A person standing at a podium, with a banner reading ‘Accessible India Campaign’. In human rights disputes, courts may be called on to resolve the clash between the...
Has there been a Slip Between Cup and Lip?: Vikash Kumar v UPSC

Has there been a Slip Between Cup and Lip?: Vikash Kumar v UPSC

Image description: The picture of a ramp outside a building as a form of reasonable accommodation. Before finalising the General Comment on Equality and Non Discrimination, the UN Treaty Body...
Vikash Kumar Discourse: A Missed Opportunity in the Realm of Policy Formation

Vikash Kumar Discourse: A Missed Opportunity in the Realm of Policy Formation

Image description: Parliamentarians at a consultation in India. The judgment pronounced by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in Vikash Kumar v. UPSC in February 2021 is significant for its norm-setting impact in...
Vikash Kumar: Dignity and Disability Rights at the Indian Supreme Court

Vikash Kumar: Dignity and Disability Rights at the Indian Supreme Court

Image description: The first page of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1988, as introduced in the Senate of the United States in April 1988. In Vikash Kumar v Union Public...
Disability Rights and the Argument of Misuse: The Indian Supreme Court’s Judgment

Disability Rights and the Argument of Misuse: The Indian Supreme Court’s Judgment

Image description: A person reading a book in braille. The 2021 judgment of the Indian Supreme Court in Vikash Kumar v Union Public Service Commission, which mandated that a disabled...
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 Supreme Court is a series of blog posts by the Oxford Human Rights...
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 freedom of expression while eroding the right of persons with disabilities to...
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 the High Court of England and Wales was faced...
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 improving meaningful access to quality education for children with disabilities....
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 face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination as asylum seekers in Ireland’s Direct Provision system,...
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 basic rights of access to educational and cultural materials on grounds of...
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 in education. Last year, the national advanced level qualifications (‘A-levels’) exams in the...

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