Gender

‘But a Small Price to Pay’ – Degradation of Rights in Childbirth During COVID-19

‘But a Small Price to Pay’ – Degradation of Rights in Childbirth During COVID-19

‘No visitors. Induced labor. Converted delivery wards. Tens of thousands of women across the country are giving birth in unprecedented circumstances.’ Maternal healthcare is changing around the world in response...
Sharing or Caring? The Delineation of UK Parental Rights

Sharing or Caring? The Delineation of UK Parental Rights

Following the Supreme Court’s refusal to permit an appeal in Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall, the Court of Appeal’s earlier judgment remains binding. In a case which brings the...
Gender Parity in the Chilean Constitutional Convention: What Does it Mean for Chilean Democracy?

Gender Parity in the Chilean Constitutional Convention: What Does it Mean for Chilean Democracy?

Recently, on March 4, 2020, the two chambers of the Chilean Congress approved gender parity for the election of the Constitutional Convention that will shape the new Chilean Constitution. What...
Indian Supreme Court Holds For Gender Equality in the Army

Indian Supreme Court Holds For Gender Equality in the Army

On 17th February, 2020, the Supreme Court of India (“SC”), in the case of The Secretary, Ministry of Defence v. Babita Puniya, delivered a landmark opinion, allowing Female Army Officers...
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, Maya Forstater, allegedly because of Forstater expressing so-called ‘gender critical’ beliefs....
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 United States Supreme Court were highly ideological, in that conservative judges interrupted...
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 killed and 700,000 have fled to neighboring Bangladesh amidst a brutal...
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 leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, launched an international regime which outlawed sex discrimination and...
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 Myanmar. Myanmar is required to immediately cease all atrocities and human rights violations against Rohingyas,...
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 ‘chained’ to their husband, preventing them from re-marrying within the faith (whilst not...
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, a transgender woman, who was suing the police for...
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, 1954 requires a male to have completed 21 years of age...

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