Gender

The Maya Forstater case and so-called ‘gender critical’ feminism: what was actually decided and what does it reveal about UK discrimination law?

The Maya Forstater case and so-called ‘gender critical’ feminism: what was actually decided and what does it reveal about UK discrimination law?

In Forstater v CGD (2019), a think tank did not renew its contract for consultancy services with the claimant, ...
Gendered interruption: a universal problem?

Gendered interruption: a universal problem?

Professor Tonja Jacobi and Dylan Schweers published a study in 2017 which found that interruption rates in the ...
Sexual Violence and Genocide: The International Court of Justice’s ruling on Rohingya

Sexual Violence and Genocide: The International Court of Justice’s ruling on Rohingya

Since August 2017, at least 10,000 Rohingya – a Muslim minority group in Myanmar’s Rakhine state – have been ...
Women’s Equality: Paradigm and Backlash

Women’s Equality: Paradigm and Backlash

Women's rights seemed simple 72 years ago, when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, under the visionary ...
The Gambia v Myanmar: ICJ upholds the rights of Rohingyas

The Gambia v Myanmar: ICJ upholds the rights of Rohingyas

On January 23, the International Court of Justice announced the imposition of provisional measures against ...
A novel approach to Get refusal: the use of the offence of coercive control to obtain a religious divorce

A novel approach to Get refusal: the use of the offence of coercive control to obtain a religious divorce

For Jewish women, obtaining a religious divorce (Get) can be life-changing. Women denied a Get are considered ...
Landmark Transgender Ruling in Zimbabwe: An Opening for Future LGBTQIA Activism and Litigation? 

Landmark Transgender Ruling in Zimbabwe: An Opening for Future LGBTQIA Activism and Litigation? 

On the 14th of November 2019, Judge Bere of the High Court of Zimbabwe ruled in favour of Ricky (Rikki) Nathanson, ...
Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

In India, the minimum legal age for marriage is different for men and women. Section 4(c), Special Marriage Act, ...
South African Constitutional Court Affirms Doctrine of Common Purpose in Rape Cases

South African Constitutional Court Affirms Doctrine of Common Purpose in Rape Cases

In criminal law, the doctrine of common purpose establishes that where two or more people agree to a commit a ...
Eswatini Court Upholds a Widow’s Rights to Customary Land Use – A Beacon of Hope?

Eswatini Court Upholds a Widow’s Rights to Customary Land Use – A Beacon of Hope?

On October 9th, Ethel Dlamini (nee Gule), an elderly Swazi woman and a widow, approached the Courts to seek an ...
CEDAW: The Every Woman Treaty that Already Exists

CEDAW: The Every Woman Treaty that Already Exists

There is an initiative for a new treaty focused on violence against women that calls itself the “Every Woman ...
Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

The Equal Remuneration Act 1976 (‘ERA’), a legislation in India dealing with equal pay for equal work for men and ...

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