Gender

Should All Male Prisoners be Required to Have Their Hair Cut?

Should All Male Prisoners be Required to Have Their Hair Cut?

In the judgment handed down by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (‘CFA’) on 27 November 2020 (Leung Kwok Hung v Commissioner of Correctional Services [2020] HKCFA 37), it...
South African Constitutional Court declares exclusion of domestic workers from occupational injury legislation to be unconstitutional

South African Constitutional Court declares exclusion of domestic workers from occupational injury legislation to be unconstitutional

On 20 November 2020, the South African Constitutional Court delivered judgment in Mahlangu v Minister of Labour (“Mahlangu”). This case concerned the constitutionality of barring private domestic workers (or their...
Right to a Better World: Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Right to a Better World: Comprehensive Sexuality Education

In this episode of Right to a Better World, experts share challenges they have faced, and tactics they have used to help build support and understanding of every young person’s...
Right to a Better World-Trailer

Right to a Better World-Trailer

Right to a Better World is a documentary series produced in partnership with the Oxford Human Rights Hub, World Health Organization, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human...
Right to a Better World: Contraception

Right to a Better World: Contraception

In this episode of Right to a Better World, experts share challenges they have faced, and tactics they have used to help ensure each woman’s and adolescent’s right to make...
Right to a Better World: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

Right to a Better World: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

In this episode of Right to a Better World, experts share challenges they have faced, and tactics they have used to help ensure every woman’s and adolescent’s right to not...
Right to a Better World: Violence Against Women

Right to a Better World: Violence Against Women

In this episode of Right to a Better World, experts share challenges they have faced, and tactics they have used to help build a world in which women and girls...
A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

A historical precedent: IACtHR recognizes breach of the right to equality and non-discrimination in the enjoyment of a socioeconomic right on intersectional grounds of gender, poverty and race in Fireworks Factory case

In July 2019, I wrote a blog post introducing the main arguments presented to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) through an amicus curiae brief. The case concerned Brazil’s...
The Early Years:  Ruth Bader Ginsburg Breaks the Cage [Blog Series on US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

The Early Years: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Breaks the Cage [Blog Series on US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

In 1972, the year I was born, a young law professor became the founding director of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. Ruth Bader Ginsburg built the groundwork for modern feminist...
Introduction: The “Notorious R.B.G.” [Blog Series: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

Introduction: The “Notorious R.B.G.” [Blog Series: The Legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg]

On September 18, 2020, the first evening of the Jewish New Year holiday, Rosh Hashanah, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away. By “Jewish tradition, a person who...
Sealing the Records of Irish Institutional Abuse

Sealing the Records of Irish Institutional Abuse

The Irish Oireachtas (parliament) has passed controversial legislation relating to the Mother and Baby Homes Commission archives. The Commission’s report should be published by the end of the year. It...
Ten years of the Argentine inquiry into Franco-era crimes: what has been achieved?

Ten years of the Argentine inquiry into Franco-era crimes: what has been achieved?

On 14 April 2010, the Argentinean criminal courts began an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity committed during the Franco regime. The investigation was initiated under the principle of universal...

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