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Not There Yet and Running Against the Clock: The New Ordinance Regulating Racial Classification for Racial Quotas in Brazil

Not There Yet and Running Against the Clock: The New Ordinance Regulating Racial Classification for Racial Quotas in Brazil

On April 10th, regulatory ordinance no. 4 was signed by the Human Resource Management of the Ministry of Planning, ...
The Irish Abortion Referendum: An Opportunity for Change

The Irish Abortion Referendum: An Opportunity for Change

Today, the Irish people will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment of the ...
Failing to Prioritise Religious Burials in London: Equal Treatment or Equality?

Failing to Prioritise Religious Burials in London: Equal Treatment or Equality?

In R (ota Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v HM Senior Coroner for Inner North London [2018] EWHC 969, the High Court ...
The Indian Supreme Court Takes a Stand Against Honour Crimes

The Indian Supreme Court Takes a Stand Against Honour Crimes

Despite India’s liberal and secular commitments, honour killing has remained a social reality. A report by the ...
A Difficult Time for Women’s Autonomy in the Indian Courts

A Difficult Time for Women’s Autonomy in the Indian Courts

The Kerala High Court judgment annulling the marriage of Hadiya, a 24-year-old homeopathy student from Kerala with ...
Indian Supreme Court Waters Down Legislation Protecting Scheduled Castes and Tribes from Unlawful Discrimination

Indian Supreme Court Waters Down Legislation Protecting Scheduled Castes and Tribes from Unlawful Discrimination

On 20 March, a Two-Judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court diluted the provisions of the Scheduled Caste and ...
Understanding the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on The Atrocities Act, Against Backward Classes

Understanding the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on The Atrocities Act, Against Backward Classes

The Supreme Court of India recently rendered a historic judgment relating to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled ...
Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Last week, the U.K. Supreme Court heard argument in Lee v. Ashers Baking Company. The case involves a baker whose ...
Discriminatory changes to UK disability benefits: some hope from judicial intervention?

Discriminatory changes to UK disability benefits: some hope from judicial intervention?

Welfare benefit law and policy has seen considerable controversy over the last few years, as existing benefits are ...
Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Language is a powerful tool, though often overlooked by fields unattached to linguistics. Vocabulary choice is ...
Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi: A Dangerous Precedent for Interpreting Consent in Rape Cases in India

Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi: A Dangerous Precedent for Interpreting Consent in Rape Cases in India

In a recent case before the Indian Supreme Court, Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi, the court refused to overturn a Delhi ...
Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

In September 2015, the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all ...

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