Role of the Judiciary

On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On the grounds of sex’: SCOTUS brings sexual orientation within the ambit of Title VII

On June 15 2020, the US Supreme Court decided in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights ...
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 ...
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 - ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
Proportionality and Constitutional Review

Proportionality and Constitutional Review

There is a temptation to think that issues of normative choice and balancing are more complex in public than ...
The Judicial Role in the Surveillance State

The Judicial Role in the Surveillance State

The courts' responsibility to check abuses of power is heightened in a context where secrecy reigns.
The Surveillance State, Privacy and Criminal Investigation in India: Possible Futures in a Post-Puttaswamy World

The Surveillance State, Privacy and Criminal Investigation in India: Possible Futures in a Post-Puttaswamy World

With a strong conception of privacy focussed on individual liberty after Puttaswamy, there is now a starting point ...
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 ...

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