Gender

Deciphering The Reality Of The Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill 2016

Deciphering The Reality Of The Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill 2016

In a country where a significant percentage of the population identifies as being a transgender, the rights and ...
We Are Never Out of the Hands of Men: The Contagious Diseases Act

We Are Never Out of the Hands of Men: The Contagious Diseases Act

In the 19th century, the Contagious Diseases Acts were passed in the UK and Ireland to curtail the spread of ...
Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

In the last few years, the UK has been relentlessly pursuing austerity measures and drastically reducing welfare ...
Emerging concerns for human rights in childbirth: Imposed evidenced-based care as obstetric violence?

Emerging concerns for human rights in childbirth: Imposed evidenced-based care as obstetric violence?

Pregnancy and childbirth can trigger the violation of a number of rights including bodily and psychological ...
The Religious Views of Judges and Human Rights Adjudication: A Reply to Bamforth and Barber

The Religious Views of Judges and Human Rights Adjudication: A Reply to Bamforth and Barber

Two blog contributions have recently discussed the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court and ...
Understanding Direct Discrimination Suffered ‘As a Female Muslim’ in Achbita

Understanding Direct Discrimination Suffered ‘As a Female Muslim’ in Achbita

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its long-awaited decision in Samira Achbita v G4S ...
A Legal Battle for Transgender Rights in America Is Postponed, But Not For Long

A Legal Battle for Transgender Rights in America Is Postponed, But Not For Long

On March 6, 2017, the United States Supreme Court sent back to the lower courts a case that would have decided ...
Direct Discrimination and Indirect Discrimination: Headscarves and the CJEU

Direct Discrimination and Indirect Discrimination: Headscarves and the CJEU

The decision of the CJEU in Achbita has been much anticipated as the first full judgment of the Court on ...
What the Trump Presidency Means For Gender Discourse Development

What the Trump Presidency Means For Gender Discourse Development

The Trump Administration’s gender-related policies have been characterized by some as a “war against women.” An ...
Courts Recognizing Transgender Rights

Courts Recognizing Transgender Rights

On 6th of February 2017, a law which discriminated against transgender people was amended for the first time in ...
Is Russia “Decriminalising Domestic Violence?”

Is Russia “Decriminalising Domestic Violence?”

The Russian bill providing for what has been called the 'decriminalisation of domestic violence' passed a second ...
Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

Child marriage and sexual assault of children in Turkey – does public opinion matter?

The issue of child marriage and sexual abuse of children in Turkey has once again been placed in the spotlight, ...

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