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HIV and Caribbean Law: Case for Tolerance

HIV and Caribbean Law: Case for Tolerance

In the western hemisphere, the Anglophone Caribbean maintains some of the most regressive anti-gay laws in the ...
Racial profiling: more than a numbers game

Racial profiling: more than a numbers game

Although minority communities have long complained of racial profiling by police, their claims have generally been ...
Developing the Customary Law to Give Effect to the Constitutional Commitment to Substantive Equality: Mayelane v Ngwenyama

Developing the Customary Law to Give Effect to the Constitutional Commitment to Substantive Equality: Mayelane v Ngwenyama

The South African Constitution expressly provides for the horizontal application of the Bill of Rights, stating ...
Floyd v City of New York: Promise and Challenges in Reforming Stop and Frisk

Floyd v City of New York: Promise and Challenges in Reforming Stop and Frisk

The New York City Police Department (NYPD)’s controversial stop and frisk program was dealt its most significant ...
Plenty of evidence to support the Public Sector Equality Duty

Plenty of evidence to support the Public Sector Equality Duty

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) is a key feature of the Equality Act 2010 and an essential tool to achieve ...
Transsexual Persons Can Get Married in Hong Kong in a Year’s Time

Transsexual Persons Can Get Married in Hong Kong in a Year’s Time

On 16th July, the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal in W v. The Registrar of Marriages made a declaration that the ...
The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and  Naz Foundation Rulings

The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and Naz Foundation Rulings

Last month marked the 10 year anniversary of Lawrence v Texas, where the US Supreme Court ruled that laws that ...
Justice Edwin Cameron on the United Nations Free and Equal Campaign

Justice Edwin Cameron on the United Nations Free and Equal Campaign

On Friday 26th July, in Cape Town, the United Nations launched a new international campaign to counter homophobia, ...
Is it Time for the US Supreme Court to Come Out of the Closet?

Is it Time for the US Supreme Court to Come Out of the Closet?

In a follow-up post to his previous analysis of Windsor v. United States, Karl Laird examines which constitutional ...
Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

In A, B & C v. Ireland  the European Court of Human Rights held that Ireland must end its 20-year delay in ...
Shelby County v Holder: Disconcerting Aspects of the US Supreme Court’s Decision and its Impact on the Right to Vote

Shelby County v Holder: Disconcerting Aspects of the US Supreme Court’s Decision and its Impact on the Right to Vote

On the second day of what many consider one of the most eventful weeks in US Supreme Court history, the Court ...
The Inter-American Anti-Discrimination Conventions and the Concealed Challenges Ahead

The Inter-American Anti-Discrimination Conventions and the Concealed Challenges Ahead

On 5 June 2013, the Organisation of American States (OAS) adopted the Inter-American Convention against Racism, ...

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