Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Let’s Talk about Sex Education and Human Rights

Despite a proposal by four prominent House of Commons Committees and various professional organisations, the ...
State-sponsored virginity: South Africa’s Maidens’ Bursary Scheme

State-sponsored virginity: South Africa’s Maidens’ Bursary Scheme

It’s clearly not yet 2016 in the UThukela District in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, where the municipality ...
Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Some women in India have to risk their life and sexual integrity when they decide to go to the toilet. Others who ...
Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

As a developed country, Australia has a generally high standard of health care. Various kinds of public ...
Trafficking of human beings at the ECtHR: Broadening the protection of women and girls through Article 14

Trafficking of human beings at the ECtHR: Broadening the protection of women and girls through Article 14

Two Spanish cases currently pending before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) illustrate the gaping lacuna ...
EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations

EU Gender Action Plan 2016-2020: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations

In October 2015, the Council of Ministers of Development adopted the Gender Action Plan (GAP) 2016-2020 of the ...
Minorities suffer as the Supreme Court supports ‘suspicionless’ stop searches

Minorities suffer as the Supreme Court supports ‘suspicionless’ stop searches

In Roberts v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis and Another, the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled that ...
Hate Speech in Sri Lanka: How a New Ban Could Perpetuate Impunity

Hate Speech in Sri Lanka: How a New Ban Could Perpetuate Impunity

In June 2014, an altercation between a Buddhist monk and two Muslims resulted in a public rally in Aluthgama—a ...
Griffiths v Department of Work and Pensions: Adjusting Reasonable Adjustments

Griffiths v Department of Work and Pensions: Adjusting Reasonable Adjustments

What is it that UK courts don’t get about positive treatment in discrimination law? A book could be written on the ...
Irish Government Abandons Plans to Reduce Elitism in Schools

Irish Government Abandons Plans to Reduce Elitism in Schools

In a disappointing blow for proponents of equality, the Irish Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan TD, announced ...
Advocating Legal Reform: The UK Transgender Equality Inquiry

Advocating Legal Reform: The UK Transgender Equality Inquiry

In the United Kingdom (UK), the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities is currently undertaking ...
Will There be Any Women in Fifty Years Time, Lord Sumption?

Will There be Any Women in Fifty Years Time, Lord Sumption?

In September of this year, Lord Sumption, a Justice of the United Kingdom Supreme Court caused consternation by ...

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