Right to Freedom of Assembly

Discredit to the Turkish Government Over Social and Political Inequalities

Discredit to the Turkish Government Over Social and Political Inequalities

Image description: Large number of people walking on the streets in Turkey. The unlimited inequality, injustice, and serious violations of socio-economic rights in Turkey has triggered public dissatisfaction with the...
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: an Unprecedented Blow to Democracy and Fundamental Rights

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: an Unprecedented Blow to Democracy and Fundamental Rights

Image Description: A picture of an empty chamber in the UK House of Commons. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is expected to pass through its third and final...
Discriminatory Denial of Peaceful Assembly in the UK

Discriminatory Denial of Peaceful Assembly in the UK

“It is better to protest than to accept injustice” ― Rosa Parks In July 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee adopted General Comment No. 37 on the right to peaceful...
Student protests in South Africa: police brutality claims the life of a bystander

Student protests in South Africa: police brutality claims the life of a bystander

After the ruthless policing of student protests in Johannesburg claimed the life of an innocent bystander, South Africa’s troubled entanglement with police brutality is once again called into question. In...
Hong Kong: Anti-Mask Law Held Constitutional (but please wear a mask for COVID-19)

Hong Kong: Anti-Mask Law Held Constitutional (but please wear a mask for COVID-19)

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal (“HKCFA”) recently held that the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation(“PFCR”) was constitutional. The PFCR was introduced by the Chief Executive in Council on...
Right to Protest v. Convenience of the Public – The Indian Supreme Court’s Decision on Shaheen Bagh Anti-CAA Protests

Right to Protest v. Convenience of the Public – The Indian Supreme Court’s Decision on Shaheen Bagh Anti-CAA Protests

On 7 October 2020, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India held that the right to protest guaranteed under the Constitution of India cannot be exercised at public...
Indian Supreme Court Arbitrarily Limits Children’s Right to Protest

Indian Supreme Court Arbitrarily Limits Children’s Right to Protest

On February 10, the Supreme Court of India (SC) issued a notice to prohibit children from entering the areas where Anti – CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests were held. The...
Covering Up for the Face Covering Regulation: A Janus-Faced Position

Covering Up for the Face Covering Regulation: A Janus-Faced Position

The storm over Hong Kong’s rule of law rages on, as the Court of Appeal (the “Court”) delivered the judgment of Leung Kwok Hung v Secretary for Justice, which partially...
Anti-mask Law Ruled a Disproportionate Infringement of Rights Amidst Political Upheaval in Hong Kong

Anti-mask Law Ruled a Disproportionate Infringement of Rights Amidst Political Upheaval in Hong Kong

Not only has the Hong Kong anti-government movement not died down after 6 months, but it has escalated. The government seems to think that it is worth suspending human rights...
(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

Universities are meant to be places where freedom of speech flourishes. The issue of free speech in universities in the UK has been recently examined by the Joint Committee on...
International Law Violations Underpin Tragedy in Gaza   

International Law Violations Underpin Tragedy in Gaza  

The death of 60 Palestinians under Israeli fire at the Israel-Gaza border fence on May 14 has sent palpable shockwaves through the international community. It is the greatest loss of...
The Repression of Human Rights in Togo: Exploring Legal Avenues of Redress

The Repression of Human Rights in Togo: Exploring Legal Avenues of Redress

In recent months, scores of protests have taken place in the West African nation of Togo. A number of protests have also been held by the Togolese diaspora in several...

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