Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

Reviewing Koushal: Counting Down the Errors Apparent on the Face of the Record

Reviewing Koushal: Counting Down the Errors Apparent on the Face of the Record

The seven review petitions filed in the case of Koushal v Naz Foundation (“Koushal”) are an exercise in drawing up ...
Safety of Sex-Workers Again at the Centre in Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford

Safety of Sex-Workers Again at the Centre in Canada (Attorney General) v Bedford

Earlier this year, I argued that the ONCA gave a comprehensive and nuanced assessment of Canada’s criminal ...
Over to you, Parliament – The significance of the Australian High Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage

Over to you, Parliament – The significance of the Australian High Court’s judgment on same-sex marriage

A striking feature of Australian High Court jurisprudence in recent years is the Court’s use of orthodox judicial ...
Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

The term “counter-majoritarian” has, more often than not, been used in a derogatory fashion - especially when it is
Stereotyping as Direct Discrimination?

Stereotyping as Direct Discrimination?

The Hungarian Equal Treatment Authority (ETA) found that the entrance policy of a music club violated ...
The Crime of “Homosexuality” under Cameroon Criminal Law

The Crime of “Homosexuality” under Cameroon Criminal Law

According to Human Rights Watch there are 76 countries in the world that prosecute people for having consensual ...
Naz Foundation: Reading Down the Supreme Court

Naz Foundation: Reading Down the Supreme Court

There is no doubt that the Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar v Naz Foundation held that section 377 of the Indian Penal
The Commonwealth v The Australian Capital Territory: Marriage Equality in the High Court

The Commonwealth v The Australian Capital Territory: Marriage Equality in the High Court

On Thursday the High Court of Australia effectively struck down the nation’s first same-sex marriage laws. But ...
Of Koushal v NAZ Foundation’s Several Travesties: Discrimination and Democracy

Of Koushal v NAZ Foundation’s Several Travesties: Discrimination and Democracy

There are many things wrong about the 98 page decision of the Indian Supreme Court in Suresh Kumar Koushal v NAZ ...
Taking Conscience Seriously

Taking Conscience Seriously

Ladele (see previous posts) exemplifies an important public debate: has the embrace of gay equality by the liberal ...
Fundamental Human Rights and the Community Law of CARICOM

Fundamental Human Rights and the Community Law of CARICOM

In 1973, pursuant to the Treaty of Chaguaramas (ToC), the independent countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean and ...
True Reconciliation Requires a Treaty

True Reconciliation Requires a Treaty

Treaties are accepted around the world as the means of reaching a settlement between Indigenous peoples and those ...

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