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Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination

Ireland’s Abortion Ban: Subjecting Women to Suffering and Discrimination

Ireland has one of the world’s most restrictive abortion law regimes. Following a referendum in 1983, the 8th ...
The Hillsborough 96 and the Struggle for Truth and Justice

The Hillsborough 96 and the Struggle for Truth and Justice

On 26 April 2016, the end of the longest jury case in British legal history saw the families and supporters of the ...
Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

Human Rights Advisory Panel urges the UN to compensate Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families for lead poisoning in IDP camps

On 8 April 2016, the Human Rights Advisory Panel (HRAP) released its long-awaited opinion in the case of N.M & ...
UK and the Assisted Dying Bill: Autonomy in Death Continues to Wait Its Turn

UK and the Assisted Dying Bill: Autonomy in Death Continues to Wait Its Turn

Last week, the Assisted Dying (No.2) Bill (‘the Bill’) was rejected by 330 to 118 in a historic vote in the House ...
Law Commission of India Recommends Abolition of the Death Penalty: A Historic First Step

Law Commission of India Recommends Abolition of the Death Penalty: A Historic First Step

In what can be termed as a watershed moment in the fight against death penalty in India, the Law Commission in its ...
Justifying Deadly Force in the American Supreme Court

Justifying Deadly Force in the American Supreme Court

The case of City of Los Angeles v. Contreras, currently up for first-round consideration before the Supreme Court ...
The Death Penalty Lives on in Zambia Despite the Country’s Constitutional Reform

The Death Penalty Lives on in Zambia Despite the Country’s Constitutional Reform

Zambia, like most countries in Africa, has retained the death sentence on its criminal law statutes for a limited ...
Santhara: Jains’ Right to Exit with Dignity

Santhara: Jains’ Right to Exit with Dignity

The Jain religion of India has been embroiled in legal controversy surrounding the practice of Santhara or ...
Euthanasia Case in South Africa: Does the Right to Life Include the Right to Die with Dignity?

Euthanasia Case in South Africa: Does the Right to Life Include the Right to Die with Dignity?

On the 5th May 2015, the Pretoria High Court delivered a judgment in Stransham-Ford v Minister of Justice and ...
Blasphemy Laws and Human Rights in Pakistan

Blasphemy Laws and Human Rights in Pakistan

Notorious blasphemy laws have a significant impact on minority communities in Pakistan. Particularly their right to
Implementation of Carter will be the Ultimate Gauge of Success of the Decision

Implementation of Carter will be the Ultimate Gauge of Success of the Decision

In a unanimous judgment released on February 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada became the ninth jurisdiction in ...
Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Ban on Physician Assisted Death

In a landmark decision, on February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down the criminal ...

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