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Teitiota v New Zealand: A Step Forward in the Protection of Climate Refugees under International Human Rights Law?

Teitiota v New Zealand: A Step Forward in the Protection of Climate Refugees under International Human Rights Law?

On 7 January 2020, the UN Human Rights Committee (HRC) issued a landmark ruling in which it recognised, for the ...
The Grenfell Tower Fire as a Breach of the Right to Life

The Grenfell Tower Fire as a Breach of the Right to Life

Considered one of the worst man-made disasters in post-World War II Britain, the Grenfell Tower fire of June 14th, ...
Patchy Implementation of the Law is Failing India’s Girls

Patchy Implementation of the Law is Failing India’s Girls

India is suffering from a supposedly ancient yet timely problem. In violation of the law and Constitution, India’s ...
Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

Grenfell: Human Rights and a Ban on Combustible Cladding?

A number of key human rights issue arise following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy in which 72 people died, and many ...
Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

The Argentine Senate has recently rejected, by a 7-vote margin, a Bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies on the ...
July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

In the United States, the Fourth of July is celebrated as Independence Day. Someday history books may celebrate the
The Irish Abortion Referendum: An Opportunity for Change

The Irish Abortion Referendum: An Opportunity for Change

Today, the Irish people will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether or not to repeal the 8th Amendment of the ...
The Right to Die with Dignity: The Indian Supreme Court Allows Passive Euthanasia and Living Wills

The Right to Die with Dignity: The Indian Supreme Court Allows Passive Euthanasia and Living Wills

In a landmark judgment (Common Cause (A Regd. Society) v. Union of India & Anr.) delivered on 9th March, 2018, ...
Abolition of Social Grounds for Abortion in Bolivia

Abolition of Social Grounds for Abortion in Bolivia

Latin America’s broadest decriminalization of abortion was passed in Bolivia in December 2017, but was recently ...
The Hidden Cost of the Death Penalty in India

The Hidden Cost of the Death Penalty in India

The death penalty needs to have significant social benefits, not attainable with the next most severe form of ...
Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

The Centre on the Death Penalty at National Law University, Delhi conducted an opinion study with 60 former Indian ...
Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence (update)

Establishing a breach of Article 3 in medical cases: The ‘applicability’ of Strasbourg jurisprudence (update)

Following my earlier blog post on the case of EA, the CA last week handed down its judgment in AM (Zimbabwe) v ...

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