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S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

S.A.S v France: Controlling Identities in European Liberal Democracies

As discussed in previous posts, the ECtHR decided in S.A.S v France that the French criminal law ban on face ...
‘Toilettes’, Not ‘W.C.s’ – Canada’s Language Regime and the Boulangerie Maxie’s Decision

‘Toilettes’, Not ‘W.C.s’ – Canada’s Language Regime and the Boulangerie Maxie’s Decision

Earlier this year, the Court of Québec in Attorney General of Québec v. Boulangerie Maxie’s, upheld the ...
To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender

To Tackle Poverty Effectively, See it Through the Lens of Gender

Everyone knows that women hold up half the sky but are nonetheless much more likely to live in poverty. Yet in fact
“It’s time for women to break the glass ceiling”  FM Nicola Sturgeon Places Women and Violence at the Heart of Human Rights and Scottish Legislation

“It’s time for women to break the glass ceiling” FM Nicola Sturgeon Places Women and Violence at the Heart of Human Rights and Scottish Legislation

On Thursday the 26th of March, a conference organised by Scottish Women’s Aid took place at the George Hotel in ...
The Benefits Cap and the Enforcement of Unincorporated Human Rights Treaties

The Benefits Cap and the Enforcement of Unincorporated Human Rights Treaties

A prominent element of the UK coalition government’s deficit-reduction strategy (in rhetorical terms, if not ...
Je Suis Margot Wallstrom

Je Suis Margot Wallstrom

Margot Wallstrom, the Swedish foreign minister, ignited a diplomatic war when she publicly criticized the Saudi ...
CEDAW Inquiry into Grave Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada

CEDAW Inquiry into Grave Violence Against Aboriginal Women in Canada

On March 6, 2015 the CEDAW Committee released its second inquiry into grave and systemic violations of CEDAW under ...
Supreme Court of Namibia Finds HIV Positive Women Sterilised Without Informed Consent

Supreme Court of Namibia Finds HIV Positive Women Sterilised Without Informed Consent

Late last year, the Supreme Court of Namibia handed down judgment in Government of the Republic of Namibia vs. LM ...
The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part III- Advancing Equality

The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part III- Advancing Equality

In the final post of this ‘Equality Agenda in 2015’ blog-series, Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC returns to confront ...
UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence: Is It Fit for Purpose?

UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance, Discrimination and Violence: Is It Fit for Purpose?

According to a recent report by the Pew Research Center, violence and discrimination against religious groups by ...
The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part II- Access to Justice

The Equality Agenda in 2015: Part II- Access to Justice

In the second instalment of Professor Sir Bob Hepple’s ‘Equality Agenda in 2015’ series, the focus turns to the ...
Día Internacional de las Mujeres: Las mujeres y las niñas luchan por la igualdad de género en las cortes

Día Internacional de las Mujeres: Las mujeres y las niñas luchan por la igualdad de género en las cortes

¿Qué mejor ocasión que el Día Internacional de las Mujeres para pedirle a los jueces y juezas que se hagan ...

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