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The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

All eyes were on the Supreme Court last Wednesday when it handed down its ruling on the lawfulness of the government’s much-criticised Rwanda scheme. The judgment featured a number of...
Democratic Descent in Niger: From Hope to Uncertainty

Democratic Descent in Niger: From Hope to Uncertainty

In the first peaceful democratic transition of power since the independence of Niger, Mohammed Bazoum was elected President by constitutional elections in 2021. Just two years later he was overthrown...
Queensland’s Suspension of Human Rights Act for Youth Detention

Queensland’s Suspension of Human Rights Act for Youth Detention

The state government of Queensland in Australia has suspended its Human Rights Act, paving the way for the indefinite confinement of children, some as young as 10 years, in police...
Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Over 650 farmers have committed suicide in the central region of Maharashtra, India, from January to August 2023. Climate change and the stress it places on agriculture have been the...
The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The right to a clean, safe, and healthy environment is a fundamental right protected by Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, encompassed by the right to life. However, sanitation employees...
The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

The Miseries of Juvenile Prisoners of Bangladesh

Juvenile prisons in Bangladesh are effectively torture cells for teenage offenders. Known as juvenile development centres (JDC), the facilities of these institutions are chronically insufficient: overcrowded and understaffed, with poor...
The Missing Pieces: Living Organ Donation and Personal Autonomy in Germany

The Missing Pieces: Living Organ Donation and Personal Autonomy in Germany

Non-directed living organ donation remains prohibited in Germany, with concerning implications for individual autonomy as well as potentially fatal consequences for those awaiting organ donation. About 8,500 people are currently...
The Legacy of the 1993 Democratic Transition of Seychelles

The Legacy of the 1993 Democratic Transition of Seychelles

The Seychelles Truth, Reconciliation and National Unity Commission has almost concluded its investigation into allegations of human rights violations committed in relation to the military coup in 1977, which was...
La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Desde hace algunos años, la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) ha desarrollado estándares en materia de derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Sin embargo, la Corte se ha encontrada reacia...
Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

For some years the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACoHR) has been developing standards regarding sexual and reproductive rights. However, the court has proven reluctant to recognise obstetric violence as...
Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Image description: A group of women and children in Sindh, Pakistan gather in an outdoor shelter It has been estimated that domestic abuse takes place in approximately 80 percent of...
What it Means to be Free in Canada: Section 7 Charter Rights in R v Ndhlovu

What it Means to be Free in Canada: Section 7 Charter Rights in R v Ndhlovu

Image Description: The Supreme Court of Canada Building. This photograph was clicked early evening. The Supreme Court of Canada in R v Ndhlovu, 2022 SCC 38 recently found the Criminal...

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