Right to Vote

Coup, Constitution and Commission: Commission of Inquiry into Zimbabwean Electoral Violence Confirms Military Killings of Civilians

Coup, Constitution and Commission: Commission of Inquiry into Zimbabwean Electoral Violence Confirms Military Killings of Civilians

In a series of earlier posts, I have tracked a series of events in Zimbabwe beginning with the military-assisted ...
Standard of Proof in Zimbabwe’s Presidential Petition: A Response

Standard of Proof in Zimbabwe’s Presidential Petition: A Response

On 5 September 2018, renowned scholar Alex Magaisa published a piece on the standard of proof in Zimbabwe’s ...
Zimbabwe’s Presidential Petition: The Standard of Proof

Zimbabwe’s Presidential Petition: The Standard of Proof

The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe (the Court) last week upheld the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as the duly ...
Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Today, the Constitutional Court dismissed a legal challenge to Zimbabwe’s presidential elections. In my previous ...
Coup, Constitution and the Count: Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

Coup, Constitution and the Count: Zimbabwe’s Disputed Elections

In November 2017, Robert Mugabe’s 38-year rule ended. At the time, I called this what it was – a coup – though ...
Suffering in Silence: The Persecution of the Ahmadiyas in Pakistan

Suffering in Silence: The Persecution of the Ahmadiyas in Pakistan

An appalling humanitarian crisis is gripping Pakistan where violent extremism has shrouded religious tolerance and ...
Fascination with Kenya’s Presidency has Overlooked the Real Changes Happening Locally  

Fascination with Kenya’s Presidency has Overlooked the Real Changes Happening Locally  

Kenya’s 2010 constitution replaced the country’s centralised governance structure with one of the world’s most ...
Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Women’s Suffrage in Germany

Given the political and constitutional history of the 18th and 19th centuries, universal suffrage and free and ...
The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India   

The Indian Suffragists: Claiming their Rights in Britain and India  

In the beginning there were Indians in suffragists movements, and an India suffragist movement. The suffragist ...
Women’s Suffrage in Colombia: Saving Face While Remaining the Same

Women’s Suffrage in Colombia: Saving Face While Remaining the Same

Colombian women were granted to right to vote in 1954 and voted for the first time in 1957. Interestingly, the ...
Women’s struggle to vote in Brazil: same fight, different strategies

Women’s struggle to vote in Brazil: same fight, different strategies

Women’s struggle to vote in Brazil: same fight, different strategies Women were first allowed to vote in Brazil ...
Women’s Suffrage in Chile

Women’s Suffrage in Chile

By the time that the Chilean poet and educator, Gabriela Mistral, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in ...

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