Role of the Judiciary

Um Manual Para Perpetuar Violações A Direitos Humanos: Violência Policial E Impunidade No Brasil

Um Manual Para Perpetuar Violações A Direitos Humanos: Violência Policial E Impunidade No Brasil

A violência policial no Brasil pode ser considerada endêmica. Ela está presente no momento da prisão, na ...
Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Should judges interfere with the enforcement of public policies implemented by the executive? If yes, what would ...
Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

On June 10th, handing down judgment in Vergara v. California, the California Supreme Court struck down three ...
Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

On 25th June 2014, the UK Supreme Court, sitting as a full bench of nine, handed down judgment in the joined cases ...
Gender and the Judiciary: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gender and the Judiciary: Bosnia and Herzegovina

It is sometimes assumed that if codified law is objective, neutral, and impartial, gender will have little or no ...
Cyprus v Turkey: Arming the European Court against States’ Complacency?

Cyprus v Turkey: Arming the European Court against States’ Complacency?

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) recently handed down judgment in Cyprus v Turkey. This case, the ...
Schuette v BAMN: a Need to Rethink Equal Protection

Schuette v BAMN: a Need to Rethink Equal Protection

Editor’s note: this post follows on from Christina Lee’s analysis of the decision in Schuette v Coalition to ...
Schuette: The Latest in the Affirmative Action Saga

Schuette: The Latest in the Affirmative Action Saga

On April 22, 2014, in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the Supreme Court of the United States ...
Belgian Parliament Introduces Sex Quota in Constitutional Court

Belgian Parliament Introduces Sex Quota in Constitutional Court

On the 4th of April, the Belgian Parliament passed a Bill that introduced a sex quota in the composition of the ...
Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Grootboom and the right to housing: A (Virtual) Comparative Conversation between students at UNSW and Oxford

Students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Oxford recently demonstrated the ...
Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

Naz and Reclaiming Counter-Majoritarianism

The term “counter-majoritarian” has, more often than not, been used in a derogatory fashion - especially when it ...
Lord Sumption on ‘The Limits of Law’

Lord Sumption on ‘The Limits of Law’

In the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Lecture, given in Kuala Lumpur on 20th November, Lord Sumption, Justice of the UK ...

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