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Women’s Suffrage in Switzerland

Women’s Suffrage in Switzerland

In 2017, a Swiss film about the introduction of women’s suffrage on the Swiss federal level attracted much ...
The Representation of the People Act 1918: A Democratic Milestone in the UK and Ireland

The Representation of the People Act 1918: A Democratic Milestone in the UK and Ireland

  The Representation of the People Act 1918 gave the UK Parliamentary vote to virtually all men and the ...
‘12 year a non-compliance’: redress at last?

‘12 year a non-compliance’: redress at last?

Last week, the UK government announced its intention to change the Prison Service Guidance so as to allow ...
The Supreme Countdown: The Fortnight That Shaped Kenya’s Presidential Determination and Beyond

The Supreme Countdown: The Fortnight That Shaped Kenya’s Presidential Determination and Beyond

Since 1 September 2017, when the Supreme Court of Kenya nullified the Presidential election, the spotlight shifted ...
Cambodia: Using Law to Destroy Democracy

Cambodia: Using Law to Destroy Democracy

Covered by a veneer of legality, Cambodia’s government has spent the last two years systematically dismantling the ...
Were the Kenyan Presidential Elections, 2017 a true reflection of the electorate’s will? An interrogation of the answer given by the Supreme Court of Kenya

Were the Kenyan Presidential Elections, 2017 a true reflection of the electorate’s will? An interrogation of the answer given by the Supreme Court of Kenya

The determination on the exercise and protection of the electorate’s political rights was before the bench in the ...
The Kenyan Supreme Court Overturns Presidential Election Results: Of Forms 34As, Bs and Cs

The Kenyan Supreme Court Overturns Presidential Election Results: Of Forms 34As, Bs and Cs

On 8 August 2017, Kenya held her second General Election under the 2010 Constitution. This was the first time an ...
Road to repeat poll in Kenya: Is legislative amendment the cure?

Road to repeat poll in Kenya: Is legislative amendment the cure?

The unprecedented decision of the Supreme Court of Kenya (SCOK) to invalidate the presidential poll in August 2017 ...
The Fulcrum for the Invalidation of Kenya’s 2017 Presidential Election: Section 83 of the Elections Act

The Fulcrum for the Invalidation of Kenya’s 2017 Presidential Election: Section 83 of the Elections Act

As earlier reported on the blog, the Supreme Court of Kenya (“the Court”) made history on 1 September 2017 by ...
An Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum

An Iraqi Kurdish Independence Referendum

On 15 September 2017, the Iraqi Kurdish parliament voted to hold an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous ...
The Supreme Court of Kenya Has Ordered a Fresh Election. But What Does That Mean?

The Supreme Court of Kenya Has Ordered a Fresh Election. But What Does That Mean?

As reported in an earlier blog post, on 1st September 2017, the Supreme Court of Kenya annulled the result of the ...
Historic Judgment: Kenya’s Presidential Election Declared Null and Void and Fresh Election Ordered

Historic Judgment: Kenya’s Presidential Election Declared Null and Void and Fresh Election Ordered

In an unprecedented turn of events, the Supreme Court of Kenya yesterday, in a 4-2 majority opinion, declared that ...

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