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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 ...
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 ...
Capital Punishment in China: Room for Cautious Optimism?

Capital Punishment in China: Room for Cautious Optimism?

Recent weeks have seen the resumption of executions in Jordan, after an 8-year de facto moratorium, and in ...
Right to Housing Debate Stalled by Canadian Court

Right to Housing Debate Stalled by Canadian Court

By a 2-1 majority, a provincial appellate court has halted proceedings in Tanudjaja v Canada (Attorney-General) ...
A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

A New Opportunity for the UN to Move Forward the Global Abolition of Death Penalty

On the 2014 world day against the death penalty, Ban Ki Moon made a strong statement calling for global abolition. ...
Canadian Constitutional Challenge to Prohibition on Assisted-Dying

Canadian Constitutional Challenge to Prohibition on Assisted-Dying

Canada’s top court is once again set to decide on the constitutionality of physician-assisted dying for terminally ...
Migrant ‘Push Backs’ at Sea are Prohibited ‘Collective Expulsions’

Migrant ‘Push Backs’ at Sea are Prohibited ‘Collective Expulsions’

  In the early hours of 20 January 2014, a boat coming from Turkey carrying twenty-seven Afghan and Syrian ...
Should There Be A Human Rights Approach for Environmental Protection?

Should There Be A Human Rights Approach for Environmental Protection?

Is climate change just an environmental issue or also a human rights issue? Do we need a new international ...
McCaughey and Others v UK: The Requirement of Prompt Investigation into State Killings

McCaughey and Others v UK: The Requirement of Prompt Investigation into State Killings

Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights guarantees, subject to some exceptions, that “everyone’s ...
Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

Abortion Law Reforms in Ireland

In A, B & C v. Ireland  the European Court of Human Rights held that Ireland must end its 20-year delay in ...
Drone Strikes and Domestic Crimes?

Drone Strikes and Domestic Crimes?

As Kenneth Roth, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, has recently pointed out, international human ...

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