Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

In an earlier post on this blog, I had demonstrated the exclusionary effect of an ableist interpretation of law. I ...
Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Sadaf Aziz v. Federation of Pakistan: The end of virginity testing in Pakistan?

Across Pakistan, the two finger test (TFT), also known as the virginity and hymen test is conducted on female ...
Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

On February 11, 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India in Vikash Kumar v. Union Public Service ...
Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

Classism, Hate Crime and the Law Commission’s Consultation Paper 250: Lessons from Discrimination Law

In the context of hate crime, class has two main analytical roles. First, it can be a ground of hate crime in ...
The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The United States’ (‘US’) new Rule on processing asylum applications, which was to take effect from 10 January ...
The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The ‘Death to Asylum’ Rule: United States’ Evisceration of Women’s Rights under the Refugee Convention

The United States’ (‘US’) new Rule on processing asylum applications, which was to take effect from 10 January ...
India’s sexual harassment law wouldn’t be effective unless we fix the issue of ‘Limitation’

India’s sexual harassment law wouldn’t be effective unless we fix the issue of ‘Limitation’

Recently, the High Court of Delhi (India) refused to entertain a challenge to the dismissal of a Judicial Officer, ...
African Human Rights Court holds vagrancy laws incompatible with African human rights instruments

African Human Rights Court holds vagrancy laws incompatible with African human rights instruments

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 4 December 2020, delivered a historic Advisory Opinion against ...
Czech Constitutional Court: No Recognition of Foreign Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

Czech Constitutional Court: No Recognition of Foreign Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

The recent decision of the Czech Constitutional Court (‘CCC’), Pl. ÚS 6/20, against allowing recognition of ...
Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court: The President of Magdalen prosecutes a homophobic case to deny LGBTIQ persons in the Cayman Islands equal rights

Statement by Edwin Cameron, Retired Justice, South African Constitutional Court.  The President of Magdalen ...
Oxford Law Faculty Equality and Diversity Lecture 2020: Professor Kendall Thomas

Oxford Law Faculty Equality and Diversity Lecture 2020: Professor Kendall Thomas

Editor's Note: The Oxford Law Faculty’s Equality and Diversity Lecture 2020 was delivered by Professor Kendall ...
Constitutional Rights of Indigenous People in Hong Kong

Constitutional Rights of Indigenous People in Hong Kong

In Kwok Cheuk Kin v Director of Lands [2019] HKCFI 867, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance ruled that Private ...

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