Gender

Reducing Child Marriage in Indonesia: The Untapped Potential of the Marriage Law (2019)

Reducing Child Marriage in Indonesia: The Untapped Potential of the Marriage Law (2019)

Image Description: Indonesian adult man and woman stand on illuminated podium celebrating their marriage vows Each year on October 11, the International Day of Girl Child is observed to increase...
The Supreme Court of India Reiterates that Two-finger Virginity Test Must Not Be Conducted

The Supreme Court of India Reiterates that Two-finger Virginity Test Must Not Be Conducted

Image Description: A gloved hand holding a Petri dish in a scientific environment. On 3rd October 2022, the Supreme Court of India, once again, restated that the two-finger test or...
Ockenden and Beyond: The Potential for a Human Rights Approach to Tackling Obstetric Violence

Ockenden and Beyond: The Potential for a Human Rights Approach to Tackling Obstetric Violence

Image description: Text that reads, ‘reproductive rights are non-negotiable’. Introduction An independent report into maternity and neonatal services in East Kent (the Kirkup Report) was released on 19th October 2022...
X v. NCT: One Step Closer to a Rights-Based Approach to Abortion in India?

X v. NCT: One Step Closer to a Rights-Based Approach to Abortion in India?

Image Description: A graffiti art piece depicting a uterus with the words ‘My Choice’ written above. In last month’s decision in X v. The Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare...
Obstetric Violence as a Violation of Human Rights: CEDAW’s Second Decision a Welcome Addition but Not Enough

Obstetric Violence as a Violation of Human Rights: CEDAW’s Second Decision a Welcome Addition but Not Enough

Image Description: In the image, four (male) doctors are performing a C-section on a woman. One of the doctors has a newborn baby in his hands and another doctor is...
The Tension between Human Rights, Freedom of Dress and Public Morality

The Tension between Human Rights, Freedom of Dress and Public Morality

Regulations on dress are controversial in many jurisdictions, poised at the intersection between human rights and public morality. In countries where wearing particular attire is considered a threat to religious...
Haseen Ullah v Naheed Begum: Supreme Court of Pakistan Confirms that a Husband is Obligated to Provide ‘Maintenance’ to His Wife

Haseen Ullah v Naheed Begum: Supreme Court of Pakistan Confirms that a Husband is Obligated to Provide ‘Maintenance’ to His Wife

Image Description: A photograph of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. There is a flag of Pakistan, made up of a green field with a white vertical stripe, a white crescent...
Rejection of the New Chilean Constitution: Some Reflections

Rejection of the New Chilean Constitution: Some Reflections

Image description: A graphic image of two people (represented as stick figures) throwing the constitution into a dustbin. In the following lines, I would like to reflect on what happened...
Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW, 2022): The First International Case on Lesbian Criminalisation

Rosanna Flamer-Caldera v Sri Lanka (CEDAW, 2022): The First International Case on Lesbian Criminalisation

Image Description: The words CEDAW appear along with the logo of the United Nations. UN Logo – The olive branches are a symbol for peace, and the world map represents...
Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Image description: A group of people walking under a rainbow flag. The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment reaffirming full sex reassignment surgery (“SRS”) as a prerequisite...
Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Achieving Disability Justice After Dobbs

Image description: Abortion badges of different colours, with slogans reading ‘March for abortion rights’ and ‘Women’s right to choose’. The fragility of reproductive rights in the United States has never...
A Lacuna in the Kenyan Penal Code Provisions on Abortion

A Lacuna in the Kenyan Penal Code Provisions on Abortion

Image description: Posters on street advertising abortion clinics. In recent years, the Kenyan judiciary has made significant strides in reforming abortion law in Kenya. On 24 March 2022, the High...

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