Gender

Argentinian Supreme Court Rules Women’s Hands Can Be Used for More than “Demonstrating their Culinary Skills”

Argentinian Supreme Court Rules Women’s Hands Can Be Used for More than “Demonstrating their Culinary Skills”

Argentinian Supreme Court rules transit companies must fulfill positive obligations of non-discrimination to ...
Violence against Women in Pakistan – Between Law and Reality

Violence against Women in Pakistan – Between Law and Reality

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap 2014 report places Pakistan as the second lowest performing country ...
Damaged and Disregarded: Children’s Interests in the Benefit Cap Decision

Damaged and Disregarded: Children’s Interests in the Benefit Cap Decision

Following on from Paul Scott’s post, this contribution will consider how the Supreme Court in SG dealt with the ...
To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender

To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender

Everyone knows that women hold up half the sky but are nonetheless much more likely to live in poverty. Yet in ...
“It’s time for women to break the glass ceiling”  FM Nicola Sturgeon Places Women and Violence at the Heart of Human Rights and Scottish Legislation

“It’s time for women to break the glass ceiling” FM Nicola Sturgeon Places Women and Violence at the Heart of Human Rights and Scottish Legislation

On Thursday the 26th of March, a conference organised by Scottish Women’s Aid took place at the George Hotel in ...
The Benefits Cap and the Enforcement of Unincorporated Human Rights Treaties

The Benefits Cap and the Enforcement of Unincorporated Human Rights Treaties

A prominent element of the UK coalition government’s deficit-reduction strategy (in rhetorical terms, if not ...
Je Suis Margot Wallstrom

Je Suis Margot Wallstrom

Margot Wallstrom, the Swedish foreign minister, ignited a diplomatic war when she publicly criticized the Saudi ...
CEDAW Inquiry into Grave Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada

CEDAW Inquiry into Grave Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada

On March 6, 2015 the CEDAW Committee released its second inquiry into grave and systemic violations of CEDAW under ...
Supreme Court of Namibia Finds HIV Positive Women Sterilised Without Informed Consent

Supreme Court of Namibia Finds HIV Positive Women Sterilised Without Informed Consent

Late last year, the Supreme Court of Namibia handed down judgment in Government of the Republic of Namibia vs. LM ...
Día Internacional de las Mujeres: Las mujeres y las niñas luchan por la igualdad de género en las cortes

Día Internacional de las Mujeres: Las mujeres y las niñas luchan por la igualdad de género en las cortes

¿Qué mejor ocasión que el Día Internacional de las Mujeres para pedirle a los jueces y juezas que se hagan ...
International Women’s Day: Women and Girls Struggle for Equality in the Courts

International Women’s Day: Women and Girls Struggle for Equality in the Courts

What better time than International Women’s Day to embolden citizens to exercise their power over the judicial ...
Judicial Appointment of Women on the Decline in Canada and Australia

Judicial Appointment of Women on the Decline in Canada and Australia

While many countries have superficially committed to the goal of gender equality with a lot of noisy chatter about ...

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