Role of the Judiciary

A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

Image Description: A Kenyan mother and her daughter are pictured close-up on their faces. The mother looks toward the camera while the child gazes elsewhere. The daughter has a developmental...
Freedom of Speech and Expression Online Reinstated in Uganda

Freedom of Speech and Expression Online Reinstated in Uganda

Image description: A group of adults are walking outdoors. One man has the Ugandan flag draped over his back. On 10 January 2023, a five-judge panel of the Constitutional Court...
Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Pakistan’s Federal Shariat Court Affirms that the ‘Punjab Protection of Women Against Violence Act 2016’ Aligns with Islamic Injunctions

Image description: A group of women and children in Sindh, Pakistan gather in an outdoor shelter It has been estimated that domestic abuse takes place in approximately 80 percent of...
You Have The Right to Insult a President: Repealing Zambia’s Penal Code Section 69

You Have The Right to Insult a President: Repealing Zambia’s Penal Code Section 69

Image description: Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema addresses the European Union from a podium In 1965, Zambia’s first independent president Kenneth Kaunda introduced Section 69 to Zambia’s Penal Code to criminalise...
Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Challenging Draft Bills and the Role of the ECOWAS Court

Image Description: Ghanian military official gives speech from a podium at a regional summit with flags of West African nations behind In the case of Dr Jacob Abdulahi & 5...
Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Challenging the Right to Strike: the UK Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill

Image description: A group of striking people march through a city street holding union banners The Transport Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, currently passing through the UK Parliament, seeks to...
29 Million Angry Men: The Introduction of the Lay Judge in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

29 Million Angry Men: The Introduction of the Lay Judge in Taiwan’s Criminal Justice

Image description: Fists raised against a background of protesters at Asia Democracy March 2020, with a banner above reading ‘I think that is my duty’ The legislature of Taiwan passed...
Minimum Sentences for Children Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Minimum Sentences for Children Under Hong Kong’s National Security Law

Image description: Six Hong Kong officials stand at podiums in front of a banner reading “Uphold National Security; Safeguard our Home” In early October, the Office of the UN High...
Judicial Activism and Executive Inertia: The Indian Judge as Problem-Solver

Judicial Activism and Executive Inertia: The Indian Judge as Problem-Solver

Image description: Five miners at work in the quarry in Meghalaya In February 2022, Chief Justice Banerjee of the High Court of Meghalaya at Shillong constituted a full bench to...
Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Kenyan Ministry of Education Declares that ‘Religious Beliefs Can Enter into Schools’

Image description: Kenyan primary school students sit on chairs and on the floor in a basic dirt-floor classroom taking lessons. On 4 March 2022 a letter from the Kenyan Ministry...
Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Gender Recognition With a Price: Q & Tse Henry Edward v Commissioner of Registration

Image description: A group of people walking under a rainbow flag. The Hong Kong Court of Appeal recently delivered a judgment reaffirming full sex reassignment surgery (“SRS”) as a prerequisite...
Discriminatory Ground in Abortion Law Under Consideration by the Court of Appeal

Discriminatory Ground in Abortion Law Under Consideration by the Court of Appeal

Image description: Stack of reports entitled ‘Human Rights and Democracy’ with a photograph of a woman and baby on the cover Let’s say I told you that the law provides...

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