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Justice Thembile Skweyiya

Justice Thembile Skweyiya

We are sad to note the passing of Justice Thembile Skweyiya, formerly judge of the Constitutional Court of South ...
Dios, No Patrias, Libertad: The Dominican Republic’s Unfolding Human Rights Crisis

Dios, No Patrias, Libertad: The Dominican Republic’s Unfolding Human Rights Crisis

The Dominican Republic’s (DR) motto proudly proclaims “Dios, Patrias, Libertad”—“God, Country, Freedom.” Yet, ...
Caste Discrimination under UK law: Chandhok v Tirkey

Caste Discrimination under UK law: Chandhok v Tirkey

The extent to which the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) protects against discrimination on grounds of caste was a vexed ...
Concerns about Greece from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

Concerns about Greece from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), a Council of Europe body monitoring problems of ...
Racial Discrimination Act and Free Speech– Carte Blanche or Fair and Reasonable – Where are Human Rights in all This?

Racial Discrimination Act and Free Speech– Carte Blanche or Fair and Reasonable – Where are Human Rights in all This?

Professor George Williams has noted ‘the fact that freedom of speech receives no general protection in Australian ...
A House Divided: Grappling with Affirmative Action in South Africa

A House Divided: Grappling with Affirmative Action in South Africa

It doesn’t require much imagination to see that affirmative action policies implemented for the good of society ...
When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

When does being better qualified provide you with fewer opportunities?

The answer: when you’re a member of one of the UK’s many ethnic minorities. Figures from the University of ...
Brazil’s laws on quotas and the road to racial equality

Brazil’s laws on quotas and the road to racial equality

On 9th June, Brazil´s President signed a new bill establishing a race-based affirmative action program for federal ...
Schuette v BAMN: a Need to Rethink Equal Protection

Schuette v BAMN: a Need to Rethink Equal Protection

Editor’s note: this post follows on from Christina Lee’s analysis of the decision in Schuette v Coalition to ...
Schuette: The Latest in the Affirmative Action Saga

Schuette: The Latest in the Affirmative Action Saga

On April 22, 2014, in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the Supreme Court of the United States ...
Racial profiling: more than a numbers game

Racial profiling: more than a numbers game

Although minority communities have long complained of racial profiling by police, their claims have generally been ...
Floyd v City of New York: Promise and Challenges in Reforming Stop and Frisk

Floyd v City of New York: Promise and Challenges in Reforming Stop and Frisk

The New York City Police Department (NYPD)’s controversial stop and frisk program was dealt its most significant ...

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