Role of the Judiciary

Figel’ v Slovakia:  Potential landmark ECtHR decision on COVID-19 related restrictions to religious freedom

Figel’ v Slovakia: Potential landmark ECtHR decision on COVID-19 related restrictions to religious freedom

The COVID-19 pandemic introduced a period of unprecedented restrictions to fundamental rights, unthinkable no less than five years ago: freedom of movement, assembly, and expression, and the right to private...
An Assessment of Transitional Justice in Spain vis-à-vis the Ley De Memoria Democrática: the good, the bad and the solvable

An Assessment of Transitional Justice in Spain vis-à-vis the Ley De Memoria Democrática: the good, the bad and the solvable

The Spanish transition to democracy post-dictatorship prioritised peace, security, and the consolidation of democracy at the expense of truth, justice and accountability. However, in 2022, Sanchez’s government implemented the Ley...
Redefining Intimacy and Individual Liberties: Unravelling the Kiran Rawat Judgment

Redefining Intimacy and Individual Liberties: Unravelling the Kiran Rawat Judgment

In a shocking recent judgement Kiran Rawat v State of UP, the High Court of Allahabad, India dismissed a writ petition from a cohabiting couple. The couple sought to safeguard...
A Harbinger of Justice or a Pandora’s Box? The Kenyan Supreme Court Broadens the Scope of Judicial Review

A Harbinger of Justice or a Pandora’s Box? The Kenyan Supreme Court Broadens the Scope of Judicial Review

The Kenyan Supreme Court has issued further directions clarifying the scope of judicial review law in its decision on 16th June 2023 in Edwin Harold Dayan Dande & 3 Others...
Sri Lankan High Court Delivers a Landmark Order as a Bulwark for Freedom of Expression

Sri Lankan High Court Delivers a Landmark Order as a Bulwark for Freedom of Expression

Within Sri Lanka, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) enabling legislation – the ICCPR Act No. 56 of 2007 – has only ever been used to persecute,...
El principio de proporcionalidad y la protección de los derechos reproductivos en el Tribunal Constitucional Español

El principio de proporcionalidad y la protección de los derechos reproductivos en el Tribunal Constitucional Español

En contraste con los recientes retrocesos de las protecciones del derecho al aborto, como la derogación de Roe vs Wade en Estados Unidos, el Tribunal Constitucional (TC) español recientemente protegió...
Protecting Reproductive Rights: A Balancing Exercise for the Spanish Constitutional Court

Protecting Reproductive Rights: A Balancing Exercise for the Spanish Constitutional Court

In stark contrast to recent regressions on abortion rights, including the fall of Roe v Wade in the USA, the Spanish Constitutional Court lately signalled greater protections for reproductive rights,...
The Use of Russian Language in Ukraine in Wartime

The Use of Russian Language in Ukraine in Wartime

After the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops on the 24th February 2022, the status of the Russian language and its use in Ukraine have come under critical attention....
Rethinking families: Reflections on the same-sex marriage case in India

Rethinking families: Reflections on the same-sex marriage case in India

The arguments in the case seeking legal recognition of same-sex marriage in India concluded last month and the matter is currently pending the judgment of the Supreme Court. The petitioners...
The UK Bill of Rights: Changes to Human Rights Protection may Impact Climate Litigation

The UK Bill of Rights: Changes to Human Rights Protection may Impact Climate Litigation

Across the world, human rights-based arguments are increasingly deployed in climate litigation against public bodies. However, in the UK, potential reforms to the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) – an...
Public Purpose or Private Interest? The Supreme Court of India’s Scrutiny of Land Acquisition for a University Project in Tribal Areas

Public Purpose or Private Interest? The Supreme Court of India’s Scrutiny of Land Acquisition for a University Project in Tribal Areas

The Supreme Court of India recently delivered a landmark judgment in Anil Agarwal Foundation Etc v State of Orissa & Ors, quashing the land acquisition proceedings initiated by the State...
لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے برطانوی نوآبادیاتی دور کے غداری کے قانون کو کالعدم قرار دے دیا

لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے برطانوی نوآبادیاتی دور کے غداری کے قانون کو کالعدم قرار دے دیا

30 مارچ 2023 کو لاہور ہائی کورٹ کے جسٹس شاہد کریم نے ہارون فاروق بمقابلہ فیڈریشن آف پاکستان کیس کا تاریخی فیصلہ سنایا۔ اس فیصلے میں کہا گیا کہ پاکستان...

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