Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

Ward: A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of Canada to Denounce Bullying of Children with Disabilities and to Promote Substantive Equality

On October 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) rendered a 5-4 judgement that strengthens protection for ...
Addressing the Gender Pay Gap Through Mandatory Reporting: A Comparison of British and Australian Legislation

Addressing the Gender Pay Gap Through Mandatory Reporting: A Comparison of British and Australian Legislation

Every country has a gender pay gap favouring men. This gap, which describes the difference in average wages ...
Gender Parity in India: What a Case of ‘Accidental Feminism’ Can Offer

Gender Parity in India: What a Case of ‘Accidental Feminism’ Can Offer

While post-independent India has witnessed rising gendered rates of literacy, life expectancy and schooling, these ...
Time to Demystify Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gaps

Time to Demystify Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gaps

More than two decades ago, one of my colleagues, a well-respected lawyer, declared with conviction that in ...
Unpacking the Limitations of a Reform-Based Approach and Contextualising Prison Abolition in India

Unpacking the Limitations of a Reform-Based Approach and Contextualising Prison Abolition in India

In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer for allegedly forging a $20 dollar bill, ...
Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

As the world confronts the devastating impact of the COVID pandemic it must tackle the thorny related problems of ...
Indian Supreme Court Strengthens Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

Indian Supreme Court Strengthens Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

In a judgment delivered on 28 October 2021, the Indian Supreme Court took an important step in the direction of ...
Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

On 25 October 2021, a three-judge bench of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan (FSC) headed by the FSC Chief ...
Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Over a year ago, in the midst of the uprisings that followed the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, myself ...
Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

For almost fifteen years, the Equal Rights Trust has worked to support the adoption of comprehensive equality laws ...
First Nations Deaths in Custody and the Politics of Denial

First Nations Deaths in Custody and the Politics of Denial

The announcement of an Australian Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1987 promised to be a ...
Indian Supreme Court’s Eviction Order Puts Thousands at the Risk of Homelessness

Indian Supreme Court’s Eviction Order Puts Thousands at the Risk of Homelessness

On 7th June, 2021, the Indian Supreme Court passed a controversial order directing a municipal corporation in the ...

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