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European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Same-Sex Civil Partnerships

In the case of Vallianatos and Others v. Greece, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights held that ...
Stigma and Exclusion to Rights and Dignity: a Human Rights Approach to Poverty

Stigma and Exclusion to Rights and Dignity: a Human Rights Approach to Poverty

On 5 November 2013, Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human
Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court: a duty of care for police in England and Wales?

Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court: a duty of care for police in England and Wales?

Last month at the inquest of Rachael Slack, a 38 year-old woman stabbed to death by her ex-partner, the jury ruled ...
European Court of Human Rights Says Dismissal of HIV-positive Employee is Incompatible with the Convention

European Court of Human Rights Says Dismissal of HIV-positive Employee is Incompatible with the Convention

In the case of I.B. v. Greece, the European Court of Human Rights held that the dismissal of an HIV-positive ...
Bridging The Divide? Integrating the Functions of National Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions in the EU

Bridging The Divide? Integrating the Functions of National Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions in the EU

National equality bodies (NEBs) and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) play important roles in promoting ...
The Tasmanian Dams Case, 30 Years On – Unfulfilled Promises

The Tasmanian Dams Case, 30 Years On – Unfulfilled Promises

The landmark Australian Tasmanian Dams case celebrated its 30th anniversary in August 2013. This case was a turning
The Bedroom Tax: the First Six Months

The Bedroom Tax: the First Six Months

Editor's Note: Over the past few weeks we have featured posts on various aspects of the controversial 'bedroom ...
The Need for ‘Hard Evidence’ of Public Sector Equality Duty Outcomes

The Need for ‘Hard Evidence’ of Public Sector Equality Duty Outcomes

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) Review report, published 6th September, was met with cautious relief.  Until
Mmusi Ruling a Watershed Moment for Gender and Customary Law in Botswana and Beyond

Mmusi Ruling a Watershed Moment for Gender and Customary Law in Botswana and Beyond

On September 3rd, the Court of Appeal in Botswana decided that Edith Mmusi’s parents’ home belonged to her and her ...
Criminalising Cross-Dressing in Guyana: Quincy McEwan et al vs. Attorney General of Guyana

Criminalising Cross-Dressing in Guyana: Quincy McEwan et al vs. Attorney General of Guyana

2013 has been a busy year for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights (LGBT) in the Commonwealth Caribbean. ...
The Québec Charter of Values Project: Republican or Immigrant-phobic?

The Québec Charter of Values Project: Republican or Immigrant-phobic?

Tuesday, September 10 2013, the Government of Québec finally released its Strategy aimed at protecting the Values ...
The CEDAW Committee Holds an Uncomfortable Mirror to the UK

The CEDAW Committee Holds an Uncomfortable Mirror to the UK

On July 26th, 2013 the CEDAW Committee released concluding observations on the UK’s compliance with CEDAW. The UK ...

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