Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination

Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Discriminatory Torture of an LGBTI Person: Landmark Precedent Set by the Inter-American Court

Earlier this year, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) issued a landmark judgment Azul Rojas Marín ...
Legal Capacity, Disability and Human Rights: Changes and Challenges

Legal Capacity, Disability and Human Rights: Changes and Challenges

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizes in Article 12 the equal right to exercise ...
Problems with prevailing defences for the repurposing of apartheid-legacy laws to discriminate against non-citizens

Problems with prevailing defences for the repurposing of apartheid-legacy laws to discriminate against non-citizens

In 1964, the apartheid regime in South Africa introduced a new requirement for non-citizens seeking entry into the ...
Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

After decades of campaigning, parliamentary debates, court cases, national and international inquiries abortion was
ECOWAS Court affirms that pregnant girls in Sierra Leone have a right to equal education

ECOWAS Court affirms that pregnant girls in Sierra Leone have a right to equal education

Excluded from school since the civil war, orphaned by the deadly Ebola outbreak, and now quarantined by Covid-19, ...
Intersectional Inequalities and Reproductive Rights: An India-Nepal Comparison

Intersectional Inequalities and Reproductive Rights: An India-Nepal Comparison

Recent judgments from India and Nepal are steeped in an intersectional understanding of inequality as a necessary ...
A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

The anti-exclusion principle is helpful as a common denominator for considering cases of conflict between religious
An Equal Right to Freedom of Religion: A Reading of the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Sabarimala

An Equal Right to Freedom of Religion: A Reading of the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Sabarimala

Religious denominations cannot exercise their autonomy in a manner that degrades basic human dignity.
Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in New Zealand

Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in New Zealand

In 2007, the United Nations adopted a Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It affirmed that the right ...
The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

"The question really, for me, is not so much one of the degree of deference that courts should grant the State, but
Using Science for Justice: The Implications of the Expert Consensus Statement on Zimbabwe’s HIV Criminalisation Law

Using Science for Justice: The Implications of the Expert Consensus Statement on Zimbabwe’s HIV Criminalisation Law

Criminalising HIV emboldens the dangerous myth that people living with HIV are culpable for the epidemic.
Singaporean High Court upholds criminalisation of sexual intercourse between consenting males

Singaporean High Court upholds criminalisation of sexual intercourse between consenting males

On 30th March 2020, the High Court of Singapore upheld the constitutionality of Section 377A of the Singapore Penal

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