Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

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 ...
The Fair Housing Act in the Trump Era: A Proposed Agency Rule Will Seriously Dilute Disparate-Impact Liability

The Fair Housing Act in the Trump Era: A Proposed Agency Rule Will Seriously Dilute Disparate-Impact Liability

Galvanized by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, the U.S. Congress adopted the Fair Housing Act ...
NDAs in Discrimination Cases: UK Women and Equalities Select Committee Report & Collective/Individual Justice Dilemmas

NDAs in Discrimination Cases: UK Women and Equalities Select Committee Report & Collective/Individual Justice Dilemmas

In June 2019 the UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Select Committee (‘WESC’) published a report on the use of ...
Poverty in the UK is violating human rights. What’s next?

Poverty in the UK is violating human rights. What’s next?

Last week, we presented the findings of our investigation into poverty in the United Kingdom to the UN Human ...
Religious minorities in Austria lose Good Friday as a public holiday

Religious minorities in Austria lose Good Friday as a public holiday

For the first time since 1952, this year, Good Friday on the 19thApril was not a public holiday for employees who ...
Brown v. Board of Education at 65: A Job Still Undone

Brown v. Board of Education at 65: A Job Still Undone

This month marks the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision ...

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