Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

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.  ...
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 ...
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 ...

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