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Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan declares the custom of Swara as un-Islamic and unconstitutional

On 25 October 2021, a three-judge bench of the Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan (FSC) headed by the FSC Chief ...
Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Reformists Overtook US Political Discourse On Ending Police Violence And Changed Nothing

Over a year ago, in the midst of the uprisings that followed the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, myself ...
Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

For almost fifteen years, the Equal Rights Trust has worked to support the adoption of comprehensive equality laws ...
First Nations Deaths in Custody and the Politics of Denial

First Nations Deaths in Custody and the Politics of Denial

The announcement of an Australian Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1987 promised to be a ...
Indian Supreme Court’s Eviction Order Puts Thousands at the Risk of Homelessness

Indian Supreme Court’s Eviction Order Puts Thousands at the Risk of Homelessness

On 7th June, 2021, the Indian Supreme Court passed a controversial order directing a municipal corporation in the ...
Assessing Vulnerability: Asylum Seekers with Disabilities in Direct Provision in Ireland

Assessing Vulnerability: Asylum Seekers with Disabilities in Direct Provision in Ireland

Asylum seekers with disabilities are largely invisible in the international protection system in Ireland. They ...
Nadia Naz v President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan Restricts the Scope of ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’

Nadia Naz v President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan Restricts the Scope of ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010’

On 5 July 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) delivered the judgement in Nadia Naz v. ...
Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

Proposed Voter ID Reforms in the UK: The Dangers of ‘Fraud’ Based Regulation

The UK government’s Election Bill containing controversial Voter ID provisions is progressing with haste through ...
Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

In 2015, the United Nations promulgated an International Decade for people of African descent. The UN explained ...
Should the armed forces free itself of gender binary norms?

Should the armed forces free itself of gender binary norms?

“Self-determination of gender is an integral part of personal autonomy and self-expression and falls within the ...
The Violation of Human Rights of Women in Mental Healthcare Institutions

The Violation of Human Rights of Women in Mental Healthcare Institutions

Recently, the Supreme Court, while adjudicating upon a plea by Gaurav Bansal, took note of the human rights ...
What Does Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Mean for the European Court of Human Rights?

What Does Turkey’s Withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention Mean for the European Court of Human Rights?

In July 2021, Turkey officially withdrew from the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against ...

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