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“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 Edinburgh. The theme and named heading of the day was,...
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 practical significance) has been the implementation of a cap on the benefits (including those relating...
Je Suis Margot Wallstrom

Je Suis Margot Wallstrom

Margot Wallstrom, the Swedish foreign minister, ignited a diplomatic war when she publicly criticized the Saudi Arabian regime. Wallstrom, a left-wing politician who had campaigned on the promise of implementing...
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 the Article 8 of the OP-CEDAW. This inquiry was initiated by...
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 and others (SA 49/2012) [2014] NASC 19. The three respondents...
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 responsables por las decisiones que toman, porque ellas, para bien...
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 process? The Gender Justice Uncovered Awards provide a vehicle for the public to...
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 women on boards and women’s participation in politics, it appears that...
Decisiones nominadas para la categoría Garrote en los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015 

Decisiones nominadas para la categoría Garrote en los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015 

Jueces y juezas de todo el mundo tienen que hacerse responsables de las decisiones discriminatorias que toman y como éstas afectan la vida de las personas, en especial de las...
The ‘Bludgeon’ Nominees in the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards 2015

The ‘Bludgeon’ Nominees in the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards 2015

Judges from all over the world should be held accountable for the discriminatory decisions they issue on matters related to gender equality, and for how these rulings affect the lives...
What Traffickers Know that the Court of Appeal Does Not

What Traffickers Know that the Court of Appeal Does Not

In Reyes and Suryadi v Al-Malki [2015] EWCA Civ 32 and Benkharbouche and Janah v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan and Libya [2015] EWCA Civ 33 the Court of...
An Unsecured Commitment: Security and Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

An Unsecured Commitment: Security and Justice in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Insecurity and injustice are a daily reality for large numbers of people around the world. Although gathering data on areas torn by public fear, human tragedy and below average living...

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