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Women’s Rights and the Proposed Changes to the Gender Recognition Act

Women’s Rights and the Proposed Changes to the Gender Recognition Act

In this post we use the word women to refer to individuals born as women (also known as ‘natal women’). The ...
Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Canadian Supreme Court Deeply Divided on Religious Freedom in Faith-Based Law School Cases

Earlier this summer, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) wrote the final chapter of a years-long saga concerning the ...
The Indian Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on the De-criminalisation of Homosexuality

The Indian Supreme Court Reserves Judgment on the De-criminalisation of Homosexuality

In 2009, the High Court of Delhi handed down a landmark judgment in Naz Foundation v NCT of Delhi. It read down ...
Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

The Argentine Senate has recently rejected, by a 7-vote margin, a Bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies on the ...
In Unregulated Spaces: Empowering Female Migrant Workers from India

In Unregulated Spaces: Empowering Female Migrant Workers from India

On 4 May 2018, Sheeja Das, an Indian migrant worker, was forced to jump off her employer's residence in Muscat, ...
Release of landmark report into the education of students with disability in Victoria, Australia

Release of landmark report into the education of students with disability in Victoria, Australia

Around one in every six students in the Australian state of Victoria lives and learns with disability. On 29 June ...
A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?   

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?  

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s ...
Paying Lip Service to the CJEU: The Unsurprising Decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania in the Coman Case

Paying Lip Service to the CJEU: The Unsurprising Decision of the Constitutional Court of Romania in the Coman Case

On June 5, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) held in Coman and Others that Member States should ...
Indian High Court’s Recognition of a Person’s Right to Live as Transgender – A Bitter-Sweet Pill

Indian High Court’s Recognition of a Person’s Right to Live as Transgender – A Bitter-Sweet Pill

In a recent judgement  by the Kerala High Court, the court refused to issue a writ of habeas corpus and dismissed ...
Suffering in Silence: The Persecution of the Ahmadiyas in Pakistan

Suffering in Silence: The Persecution of the Ahmadiyas in Pakistan

An appalling humanitarian crisis is gripping Pakistan where violent extremism has shrouded religious tolerance and ...
Affirmative Action in South Africa: The Urgency of Accounting for Historically Entrenched White Privilege and Power

Affirmative Action in South Africa: The Urgency of Accounting for Historically Entrenched White Privilege and Power

In a recent judgement by the South African Constitutional Court, Minister of Constitutional Development v South ...
Female Genital Mutilation as a Question of Gender Equality (with Brenda Kelly)

Female Genital Mutilation as a Question of Gender Equality (with Brenda Kelly)

New Podcast: One of the targets under UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 is to eliminate all harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation, or FGM. In this episode, we talk with Dr Brenda Kelly, a consultant obstetrician at the Oxford Rose Clinic, which specialises in treating patients with FGM.

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