Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

In India, the minimum legal age for marriage is different for men and women. Section 4(c), Special Marriage Act, ...
Gentrifying intersectionality in contemporary Brazil

Gentrifying intersectionality in contemporary Brazil

On 17 October 2019, for the first time in the history of Brazil’s Supreme Court, Silvia Souza, a black woman, ...
Human Rights Day 2019: Honouring Youth and Protecting Their Rights

Human Rights Day 2019: Honouring Youth and Protecting Their Rights

On 10 December 2019, we commemorate Human Rights Day, 71 years after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of ...
Intersectional Barriers Hindering the Effectiveness of the UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019

Intersectional Barriers Hindering the Effectiveness of the UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019

The UK’s Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, 2019 has been described as a ‘landmark’ piece of legislation. This recognition ...
Canada’s Notwithstanding Clause: An Overlooked Threat to Minority Rights

Canada’s Notwithstanding Clause: An Overlooked Threat to Minority Rights

The notwithstanding clause, also referred to as section 33 of Canada’s Constitution, has been described as a ...
The sex discrimination argument for LGBTQ rights: Contrasting the US with India

The sex discrimination argument for LGBTQ rights: Contrasting the US with India

In October 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on a question of law that might shape the ...
Intersectionality at 30

Intersectionality at 30

On 17th October, a gloomy, blustery evening in Bloomsbury was lit up by an illuminating event to celebrate 30 ...
Meeting Australian Human Rights Priorities before Implementing a Charter of Rights

Meeting Australian Human Rights Priorities before Implementing a Charter of Rights

A ‘landmark’ case currently in Australia involves one of world rugby’s biggest stars, Israel Folau, who was sacked ...
Failure of the Indian Supreme Court to Protect the Rights of Dalits

Failure of the Indian Supreme Court to Protect the Rights of Dalits

The Indian society is characterised by a caste system, which is a hierarchical social stratification based on ...
The CERD Committee on Discrimination Against Non-Citizens

The CERD Committee on Discrimination Against Non-Citizens

In a previous blog post I explained the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination’s ...
The Sustainable Development Goals: “Leaving No-One Behind” Means Recognising the Role of Equality Law

The Sustainable Development Goals: “Leaving No-One Behind” Means Recognising the Role of Equality Law

This week, states are meeting at the UN General Assembly to review progress towards the achievement of the ...
Direct or Indirect Discrimination: Same Difference?

Direct or Indirect Discrimination: Same Difference?

Should a finding of indirect discrimination be sanctioned in the same way as a finding of direct discrimination? A ...

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