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Women at work – positive obligations for positive results

Women at work – positive obligations for positive results

The most significant change in recent decades influencing the position of women at work is the transformation of ...
Inspiring Change Through Law for International Women’s Day

Inspiring Change Through Law for International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day, formally observed by the United Nations in recognition of the fact that ...
From Torment to Tolerance and Acceptance to the Everyday: The Course of LGBT Equality in the UK

From Torment to Tolerance and Acceptance to the Everyday: The Course of LGBT Equality in the UK

Colonisation is a dodgy business. Laws are mainstreamed across the Empire. So what did the Romans, keen to distance
Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

Surrogacy, Same-sex Couples and the Privatisation of Regulation in Israel

On 30 January 2014, the Israeli Government published a draft bill on surrogacy. This proposed amendment to Israel's
The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill: Can It Live Up to Its Name?

The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill (WEGE) is currently before Parliament in South Africa. One of its ...
No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

No Compromise on the Right to Adequate Housing: UN Condemnation of UK Austerity Measures

Statements made by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, following her visit to the UK in ...
The European Social Charter in Austerity Europe: Damning Conclusions on the Right of Access to Healthcare in Spain

The European Social Charter in Austerity Europe: Damning Conclusions on the Right of Access to Healthcare in Spain

Recent conclusions published by the European Committee on Social Rights (ECSR) present yet another damning ...
Scotland’s Gay Rights Journey

Scotland’s Gay Rights Journey

On 4 February 2014, MSPs passed the SNP government’s Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill into law, 105 ...
Scotland's Gay Rights Journey

Scotland's Gay Rights Journey

On 4 February 2014, MSPs passed the SNP government’s Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill into law, 105 ...
Kong Yunming v The Director of Social Welfare: Constitutional protection of social welfare rights in Hong Kong

Kong Yunming v The Director of Social Welfare: Constitutional protection of social welfare rights in Hong Kong

On 17 December 2013, the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong unanimously allowed the appeal of Madam Kong in Kong ...
The New Barbarians: Bulgarians and Romanians at the Gate!

The New Barbarians: Bulgarians and Romanians at the Gate!

Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany, is reputed to have said: ‘If you tell a lie big ...
Navigating the Troubled Waters of Religious Accommodation

Navigating the Troubled Waters of Religious Accommodation

Recent reports concerning a situation in York University, Toronto, have reignited discussion on the complex subject

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