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Black Women are Leading the Largest Social Movement in U.S. History—and Their Lives Matter Too

Black Women are Leading the Largest Social Movement in U.S. History—and Their Lives Matter Too

Two months after George Floyd was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, protests continue ...
Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

In  September 2019, the Belgian Constitutional Court (‘BCC’) reviewed the constitutionality of a law setting up a ...
Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

In June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly maintained that states could not unduly burden ...
Suing for Caste Discrimination in the US under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Suing for Caste Discrimination in the US under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

On 30 June 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (‘CDFEH’) filed a suit against Cisco ...
COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Indian Island-territories

COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Indian Island-territories

The lack of access to high speed internet within Indian island territories is a violation of digital equality, and ...
Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Earlier this year, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued a landmark judgment Azul Rojas Marín ...
Legal Capacity, Disability and Human Rights: Changes and Challenges

Legal Capacity, Disability and Human Rights: Changes and Challenges

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes in Article 12 the equal right to exercise ...
Problems with prevailing defences for the repurposing of apartheid-legacy laws to discriminate against non-citizens

Problems with prevailing defences for the repurposing of apartheid-legacy laws to discriminate against non-citizens

In 1964, the apartheid regime in South Africa introduced a new requirement for non-citizens seeking entry into the ...
Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

After decades of campaigning, parliamentary debates, court cases, national and international inquiries abortion ...
ECOWAS Court affirms that pregnant girls in Sierra Leone have a right to equal education

ECOWAS Court affirms that pregnant girls in Sierra Leone have a right to equal education

Excluded from school since the civil war, orphaned by the deadly Ebola outbreak, and now quarantined by Covid-19, ...
Intersectional Inequalities and Reproductive Rights: An India-Nepal Comparison

Intersectional Inequalities and Reproductive Rights: An India-Nepal Comparison

Recent judgments from India and Nepal are steeped in an intersectional understanding of inequality as a necessary ...
A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

The anti-exclusion principle is helpful as a common denominator for considering cases of conflict between ...

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