Role of the Judiciary

Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya’s constitutional court has demonstrated its flexibility in facilitating the progressive realisation of the constitutional aspirations through the rapidly evolving jurisprudence on Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010....
Irish Supreme Court quashes climate mitigation plan: environmental rights caught between redundancy and vagueness

Irish Supreme Court quashes climate mitigation plan: environmental rights caught between redundancy and vagueness

On 31 July 2020, the Irish Supreme Court annulled the government’s climate mitigation plan. A grand chamber of – exceptionally – seven judges ruled unanimously that the plan did not...
Human Rights, International Law and The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 2020

Human Rights, International Law and The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 2020

The recently published United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 2020 has caused – to put it mildly – quite a stir upon its arrival. Partly due to the Government’s admission that...
The Future of Socio-Economic Rights in Nigeria: Beyond COVID-19

The Future of Socio-Economic Rights in Nigeria: Beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the enjoyment of human rights in various countries, particularly socio-economic rights such as the right to an adequate standard of living, right to...
Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

In a landmark decision, the Irish Supreme Court has unanimously quashed what it termed the Irish Government’s ‘excessively vague’ plan to tackle climate change. The Court held that the plan...
Climate Fund Case: Climate Litigation reaches the Brazilian Supreme Court

Climate Fund Case: Climate Litigation reaches the Brazilian Supreme Court

Hailed as a milestone in Brazilian climate change litigation, a landmark decision by the Supreme Court has recently ordered public hearings in a lawsuit brought by four political parties on...
The Broken State of Capital Sentencing in India’s Trial Courts

The Broken State of Capital Sentencing in India’s Trial Courts

Project 39A at National Law University, Delhi analysed judgments of all capital cases (215 in total) across trial courts of three Indian states, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, decided over...
Proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act to disadvantage UK war crimes victims

Proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act to disadvantage UK war crimes victims

On 18 March 2020, the UK Minister for Defence introduced into the UK Parliament his promised package of new legislation designed to ‘protect veterans’. Entitled the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel...
The UK Supreme Court’s “One Off” Judgment

The UK Supreme Court’s “One Off” Judgment

It was a “one off”. A conclusive determination on a series of seismic constitutional clashes: representative democracy versus direct democracy, the executive versus Parliament, and the role of the Court...
Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement and common law judges’ extrajudicial opinions

Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement and common law judges’ extrajudicial opinions

During the recent anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong, a High Court judge participated by signing a petition against the controversial bill amendments, which was considered inappropriate by the Chief Justice....
González Carreño v. Spain: What can be Expected from the Spanish Supreme Court’s  Ruling?

González Carreño v. Spain: What can be Expected from the Spanish Supreme Court’s Ruling?

In what has been earmarked as a ‘revolutionary’ judgment in the field of international human rights law, the Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that views expressed by UN Human Rights...
All Quiet in the Turkish Courts

All Quiet in the Turkish Courts

In Western academia, few efforts have been made to portray the status of the Turkish jurisdiction and its stance against what happened following to the so-called coup attempt in Turkey...

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