Right to Vote

Constitutional Court of South Africa: Blunting the Impact of Electoral Law on Freedom of Expression

Constitutional Court of South Africa: Blunting the Impact of Electoral Law on Freedom of Expression

The Constitutional Court of South Africa has undertaken a robust defence of freedom of expression at the time of ...
A Watershed Case for African Human Rights: Mtikila and others v. Tanzania

A Watershed Case for African Human Rights: Mtikila and others v. Tanzania

Mtikila and others v. Tanzania was a watershed case heard before the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. ...
Is An Obsession With Foreign Investment Eroding Democracy in Papua New Guinea?

Is An Obsession With Foreign Investment Eroding Democracy in Papua New Guinea?

Often described as “an island of gold floating on a sea of oil”, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the top ten ...
A Human Rights Defence of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central

A Human Rights Defence of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central

With the Hong Kong Government set on introducing an undemocratic electoral reform in the coming months, Professor ...
A Human Rights Defence of Hong Kong's Occupy Central

A Human Rights Defence of Hong Kong's Occupy Central

With the Hong Kong Government set on introducing an undemocratic electoral reform in the coming months, Professor ...
UK vs ECtHR: The Prisoner Voting Saga Continues

UK vs ECtHR: The Prisoner Voting Saga Continues

On 12 August 2014, the Fourth Section Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Firth and others held yet ...
Malawi's Electoral Fiasco

Malawi's Electoral Fiasco

Close to midnight on 30 May 2014, Prof Peter Mutharika was declared the winner of the fifth presidential elections ...
Malawi’s Electoral Fiasco

Malawi’s Electoral Fiasco

Close to midnight on 30 May 2014, Prof Peter Mutharika was declared the winner of the fifth presidential elections ...
Migrants’ Voting at the Local Level is a Human Right

Migrants’ Voting at the Local Level is a Human Right

According to a recent study, only 15 of the 28 EU member states allow categories of resident migrants (‘third ...
Contributions Caps and the First Amendment

Contributions Caps and the First Amendment

On April 2nd, the United States Supreme Court struck down aggregate campaign contribution limits in federal ...
McCutcheon v FEC: The Harvest of Pernicious Seeds

McCutcheon v FEC: The Harvest of Pernicious Seeds

The US Supreme Court very recently handed down its decision in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, ...
The Not-so-paramount Right to Vote

The Not-so-paramount Right to Vote

Last week, the Election Commission of India announced the time frame for the general elections to constitute the ...

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