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The Inter American Court of Human Rights sets standards on the gender-based violence continuum in educational settings

The Inter American Court of Human Rights sets standards on the gender-based violence continuum in educational settings

Guzmán Albarracín and Others vs Ecuador, adopted by the Inter American Court of Human Rights in June 2020, is ...
India: Sharma v. Sharma – Constitutional Equality for Hindu Women?

India: Sharma v. Sharma – Constitutional Equality for Hindu Women?

On 11th of August 2020, a three-judge bench of the Indian apex court decided that its previous interpretation, of ...
Ensuring the lawfulness of automated facial recognition surveillance in the UK

Ensuring the lawfulness of automated facial recognition surveillance in the UK

In R(Bridges) v South Wales Police, the England and Wales Court of Appeal reviewed the lawfulness of the use of ...
One step closer to gender justice: Equal inheritance rights to Hindu daughters

One step closer to gender justice: Equal inheritance rights to Hindu daughters

The Supreme Court of India, in a landmark order delivered on 11 August, 2020, cleared all legal cobwebs surrounding
Closing the Gap in Indigenous Australian Disadvantage Policy: A Human Rights Response

Closing the Gap in Indigenous Australian Disadvantage Policy: A Human Rights Response

In 2008 the Council of Australian Governments decided to ‘close the gap in indigenous disadvantage’. It identified ...
Separated, Locked Down, and Unequal: The Grey Hair Revolution’s resistance to draconian quarantine in Colombia

Separated, Locked Down, and Unequal: The Grey Hair Revolution’s resistance to draconian quarantine in Colombia

In July 2020, Colombian Administrative Judge Edith Alarcón-Bernal announced her decision to protect the rights to ...
The Patriarchal Justice System of Bangladesh Fails Laws Preventing Dowry Violence

The Patriarchal Justice System of Bangladesh Fails Laws Preventing Dowry Violence

Being a party to the CEDAW, Bangladesh promises to promote women`s equality in every sphere. But the discriminative
Black Women are Leading the Largest Social Movement in U.S. History—and Their Lives Matter Too

Black Women are Leading the Largest Social Movement in U.S. History—and Their Lives Matter Too

Two months after George Floyd was murdered by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, protests continue ...
Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

Bad blood? Belgian Constitutional Court rules on gay and bisexual blood ban

In  September 2019, the Belgian Constitutional Court (‘BCC’) reviewed the constitutionality of a law setting up a ...
Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

In June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly maintained that states could not unduly burden ...
Suing for Caste Discrimination in the US under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Suing for Caste Discrimination in the US under the Civil Rights Act of 1964

On 30 June 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (‘CDFEH’) filed a suit against Cisco ...
COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Indian Island-territories

COVID-19 and the Digital Divide in Indian Island-territories

The lack of access to high speed internet within Indian island territories is a violation of digital equality, and ...

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