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Pushing the Bioethical Envelope: Rethinking the Rights of Part-Human Chimeric Embryos

Pushing the Bioethical Envelope: Rethinking the Rights of Part-Human Chimeric Embryos

Image description: Different equipment, including test tubes and petri dishes, at a laboratory. On 15 April 2021, a team of scientists from the U.S., China and Spain created the first...
The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule Violates Human Rights, We Need a Permanent Solution

The Global Gag Rule (GGR or Mexico City Policy) is a regressive, harmful policy that violates the human rights of women, girls, and people of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity...
Reconceptualizing the Standard of Consent for Stem Cell Research in India

Reconceptualizing the Standard of Consent for Stem Cell Research in India

Human stem cell research involves the extraction of clusters of undifferentiated cells, derived from the human embryo, bone marrow, or blood in the umbilical cord, which are capable of multiplying...
The Potential of Bold Remedial Relief to Enforce Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa – Komape v Minister of Basic Education

The Potential of Bold Remedial Relief to Enforce Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa – Komape v Minister of Basic Education

Komape v Minister of Basic Education concerns the unsafe, undignified sanitation facilities in schools in the Limpopo province of South Africa, which violate a host of learners’ constitutional rights. The...
Recognising ASHA Workers in India: The Need for a Legislative Revamp

Recognising ASHA Workers in India: The Need for a Legislative Revamp

Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers) play a key role in rural India’s public health infrastructure. Their struggle for employment equality has been long fought, and the pandemic has exacerbated...
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 violations faced by women institutionalised in government-run mental health establishments across India....
Marcus’ 3 Week Isolation Challenge

Marcus’ 3 Week Isolation Challenge

Marcus Dahl, former Comparative Human Rights BCL Scholar, is participating inOxford’s world-first coronavirus reinfection challenge trial. He is using the funding from participating in this trial to support efforts to...
Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

While maternal mortality rates have been decreasing, they have not been decreasing for all types of women. Women in poverty, women with disabilities, young women, women in rural communities and...
The US ‘Snapback Sanctions’ on Iran Tantamount to Crimes Against Humanity

The US ‘Snapback Sanctions’ on Iran Tantamount to Crimes Against Humanity

In 2015, Iran agreed a long-term Nuclear Deal on its nuclear programme with the world powers known as the P5+1 – the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. The...
Covid-19 and the Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to lift internet restrictions in Kashmir

Covid-19 and the Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to lift internet restrictions in Kashmir

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir had passed an order to restrict the internet speed in the entire Union Territory to 2G. On 11th May 2020, the Indian Supreme...
The Politics of Global Health Data (with Sara Davis)

The Politics of Global Health Data (with Sara Davis)

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought questions around global healthcare financing and equitable access to treatments to the fore. But this is not the first time a spotlight has been thrown...
Women’s Right to Sexual and Reproductive Decision-Making: The UN Population Fund Report 2020

Women’s Right to Sexual and Reproductive Decision-Making: The UN Population Fund Report 2020

One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to ‘Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all women and girls’ (Goal 5) and to...

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