Role of the Judiciary

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 ...
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 ...
‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

‘Beyond the Courtroom: Accountability for Grave and Systemic Human Rights Abuses’ (2019) U of OxHRH J 55

The institutional design of the UN inquiry procedure means that human rights abusers do not go unchallenged because
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 ...
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 ...
Poland’s Controversial Judicial Reforms in Bid to ‘De-communise’ the Country

Poland’s Controversial Judicial Reforms in Bid to ‘De-communise’ the Country

Since coming into power, Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has introduced controversial sweeping changes ...
Justice Kennedy’s Mixed Environmental Legacy Turns Tragic

Justice Kennedy’s Mixed Environmental Legacy Turns Tragic

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 1988 Reagan appointee, will leave behind a mixed environmental law legacy.
The Rule of Law in Poland and the European Arrest Warrant: A Blessing in Disguise?

The Rule of Law in Poland and the European Arrest Warrant: A Blessing in Disguise?

On 25 July 2018 the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) ruled in Minister for ...
Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Coup, Constitution and the Court: Zimbabwean Constitutional Court whitewashes flawed rigged elections

Today, the Constitutional Court dismissed a legal challenge to Zimbabwe’s presidential elections. In my previous ...
Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Future of Women’s Reproductive Rights

Justice Brett Kavanaugh and the Future of Women’s Reproductive Rights

President Trump recently named Justice Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee. Although the nomination awaits
Unveiling Judicial Neutrality: Do Headscarves belong in German Courtrooms?

Unveiling Judicial Neutrality: Do Headscarves belong in German Courtrooms?

In Germany headscarf bans in a variety of public institutions have sparked large disagreement in society and posed ...
Draft Copenhagen Declaration – Diluting European Supervision by ‘Robust Subsidiarity’

Draft Copenhagen Declaration – Diluting European Supervision by ‘Robust Subsidiarity’

As a prelude to the High Level Conference to be held in Copenhagen in April 2018, the Danish chairmanship of the ...

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