Role of the Judiciary

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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