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Iran’s Citizenship Law: Political Considerations or Recognition of Inherent Human Rights?

Iran’s Citizenship Law: Political Considerations or Recognition of Inherent Human Rights?

For years the plight of thousands of children born to Iranian mothers married to foreign men has been the subject ...
Dios, No Patrias, Libertad: The Dominican Republic’s Unfolding Human Rights Crisis

Dios, No Patrias, Libertad: The Dominican Republic’s Unfolding Human Rights Crisis

The Dominican Republic’s (DR) motto proudly proclaims “Dios, Patrias, Libertad”—“God, Country, Freedom.” Yet, ...
The (Patel) Quest for Reservation

The (Patel) Quest for Reservation

In the Indian state of Gujarat, a ‘movement’ led by a young man named Hardik Patel is demanding that the Patel ...
Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

Recent Developments in the UN Human Rights Council: Traditional Values and Women’s Right to Equality in the Family

In recent years at the United Nation’s Human Right’s Council (UNHRC) an ideological challenge has been directed ...
High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

High Court in Belfast Finds the Northern Irish Executive Failed its Statutory Duty to Adopt a ‘Strategy’ to Tackle Poverty Based on ‘Objective Need’

On 30 June 2015 the High Court in Belfast ruled [2015] NIQB 59 that the Northern Irish Executive failed its ...
In Memory of Bob Hepple

In Memory of Bob Hepple

It is with a heavy heart that I write to say farewell to Bob Hepple, who died in the early hours of Friday 21st ...
Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

Access to Justice: A Facet of Gender Equality

In its last session, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW Committee) released ...
Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

On 24 July 2015 in Taylor v Attorney General, a New Zealand High Court Judge effectively declared that New ...
Spain’s Commitment to International Human Rights Law:  26 Murdered Children Isn’t Regrettable, It’s Terrifying

Spain’s Commitment to International Human Rights Law: 26 Murdered Children Isn’t Regrettable, It’s Terrifying

On 31st July 2015, the statistics on the number of children killed at the hands of their fathers during visitation ...
Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

Constitutional Reasoning About Same-Sex Marriage

By including same-sex couples within the constitutional right to marry, the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in ...
Southall Black Sisters: Dissent to Speak Power to Truth, Hope to Counter Hate and Violence

Southall Black Sisters: Dissent to Speak Power to Truth, Hope to Counter Hate and Violence

 Editor's Note: Pragna Patel of UK women’s organisation Southall Black Sisters (SBS) and Mauro Cabral of Global ...
Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

It is rare for a human rights challenge in the social security context to succeed in the English courts. In large ...

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