Gender

UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions

UN Rights Experts Warn Against the Grave Threat of Unsafe Abortions

A group of United Nations human rights experts have called on States to repeal restrictive abortion laws and ...
Legislating for Trans Equality: Recent Developments in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Legislating for Trans Equality: Recent Developments in the United Kingdom and Ireland

In January 2016, the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities published a landmark report on ...
Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

Advancing the Right to Education in South Africa

James Rooney is one of the Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows. The Fellowship is a ...
Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?

Who Benefits From India’s Move to Ban Commercial Surrogacy?

The press release on the latest draft Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill (the Surrogacy Regulation ...
Canada to Hold National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Canada to Hold National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

On August 3, 2016, the government of Canada announced a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous ...
Is the two-thirds gender rule discourse engendering double invisibility in public life for other vulnerable groups in Kenya?

Is the two-thirds gender rule discourse engendering double invisibility in public life for other vulnerable groups in Kenya?

It is asserted that an enduring democracy is one that secures the meaningful participation of youth, women, ...
Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished

Guilty of Rape, But Not Punished

On 3 February 2016, the Criminal Division of the Court of First Instance of Ghent in Belgium found a 33-year old ...
Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II

On 19 November 2015, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (‘the Court’) handed down a decision on gender-based ...
Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I

Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I

In November 2015, a decade after the sexual assault and murder of a young Guatemalan woman, the Inter-American ...
LGB, T and LGBT

LGB, T and LGBT

This post reflects on a recent clarification sought by the Indian government regarding whether or not the term ...
Statelessness as a Rising Human Rights Issue in Tajikistan

Statelessness as a Rising Human Rights Issue in Tajikistan

The right to a nationality — or as Hannah Arendt put it: “a right to have rights” — has been recognised in various ...
Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Whole Women’s Health: A Call for Evidence-Based Regulation of Abortion

Decades ago, the medical profession helped build the public-health case for decriminalising abortion, and the ...

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