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International Legal Responsibilities of Medical Transplantation Institutions

International Legal Responsibilities of Medical Transplantation Institutions

Image description: Surgeons and nurses pictured in an operating theatre during a procedure Organ trafficking, forced organ harvesting and unethical organ transplantation are global issues. A worldwide shortage of organs...
Demolitions in Muslim neighborhood in Delhi are unconstitutional

Demolitions in Muslim neighborhood in Delhi are unconstitutional

Image description: Bulldozers demolishing buildings in Kolkata, India in January 2020. On 20 April 2022, the homes and shops of people in a predominantly Muslim neighborhood in Delhi began to...
Nuclear Threats Prevent South Korea from Ratifying the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Nuclear Threats Prevent South Korea from Ratifying the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention

Image description: Members of the South Korean army marching in formation Last month, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) fundamental Forced Labour Convention 29 of 1932 went into effect in the...
COVID-19, Care Homes and the Right to Life: A Hollow Victory for Human Rights?

COVID-19, Care Homes and the Right to Life: A Hollow Victory for Human Rights?

In a high-profile judgment, the High Court found that the British Government’s decision to discharge hospital patients into care homes at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic was unlawful as...
Russian Aggression in Ukraine and The Right to Life at War

Russian Aggression in Ukraine and The Right to Life at War

Image description: Many soldiers with guns, and a Ukrainian flag in the background.   In times of war, especially distant war, human lives start being counted by the hundreds. People...
To Eat or Not to Eat: Analysing the Constitutionality of the Meat Bans in Gujarat

To Eat or Not to Eat: Analysing the Constitutionality of the Meat Bans in Gujarat

Image description: A person holding an egg against the background of a stack of eggs. Recently, the Municipal Corporation of Ahmedabad (India) banned street vendors from selling meat, fish and...
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...
Justice behind closed doors?  Extrajudicial killings, Closed Material Proceedings, and Investigatory Obligations under the ECHR

Justice behind closed doors? Extrajudicial killings, Closed Material Proceedings, and Investigatory Obligations under the ECHR

The on-going case R (Saifullah) v Secretary of State for Defence is a judicial review case concerning the Ministry of Defence’s alleged failure to conduct prompt and effective investigations into...
Afghanistan Crisis and Inadequate Indian Refugee Policy

Afghanistan Crisis and Inadequate Indian Refugee Policy

The speed with which the Taliban seized Afghanistan as American forces withdrew has plunged Afghanistan into a humanitarian crisis. Major countries have swiftly responded to this humanitarian crisis. For example,...
Plugging the Leaks in Food Distribution: The Supreme Court of India Delivers Migrant Workers’ Right to Food

Plugging the Leaks in Food Distribution: The Supreme Court of India Delivers Migrant Workers’ Right to Food

Unemployment caused by India’s COVID-19 lockdown from 24 March, 2020 led to a homeward exodus – characterised by a lack of food, shelter, transport and basic necessities – for approximately...
Kurt v Austria: ECHR Positive Obligations Without a Coercive Sting?

Kurt v Austria: ECHR Positive Obligations Without a Coercive Sting?

A terrible family drama reopens the debate about the coercive sting of ECHR positive obligations Measures to prevent crime have always been considered part of the positive obligations under Article...
Preventive Detention for Bursting Myths: The Draconian National Security Act in India

Preventive Detention for Bursting Myths: The Draconian National Security Act in India

A Supreme Court bench of India comprising Honourable Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah directed the release of political activist Leichombam Erendro, who was detained for a Facebook post following...

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