Role of the Judiciary

Venezuela’s Battle for the Rule of Law

Venezuela’s Battle for the Rule of Law

Once one of Latin America’s richest countries and with the second-largest oil reserves in the world, Venezuela is ...
Striking a Fine Balance: A Welcome Judicial Review of Executive Discretion in MM

Striking a Fine Balance: A Welcome Judicial Review of Executive Discretion in MM

On 3 December 2015, the High Court (Administrative Division) of England and Wales rendered an important decision ...
Will There be Any Women in Fifty Years Time, Lord Sumption?

Will There be Any Women in Fifty Years Time, Lord Sumption?

In September of this year, Lord Sumption, a Justice of the United Kingdom Supreme Court caused consternation by ...
An Overview of Developments in the Process of Judicial Appointments in India

An Overview of Developments in the Process of Judicial Appointments in India

As highlighted in Arghya Sengupta’s post on judicial appointments in India appearing on the Blog early this year, ...
Rule of Law in Hong Kong’s Brave New World

Rule of Law in Hong Kong’s Brave New World

Hong Kong must have thought to itself, “O brave new world, that has such people in it”, as it listened to a speech ...
Courts and Climate Change: Breakthrough for Judicial Activism in the Netherlands

Courts and Climate Change: Breakthrough for Judicial Activism in the Netherlands

The 24th of June 2015 was a historic day for climate litigation: the district court in The Hague ordered the Dutch ...
The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

An Indian citizen enjoys a constitutionally guaranteed right to free and compulsory primary education (Article 21A ...
Growing Pains in Timor Leste

Growing Pains in Timor Leste

Timor Leste’s stability is under focus following the recent killing by security forces of Mauk Moruk, a long-time ...
Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

Prisoner Voting Rights in New Zealand: Standing Up for Democracy by Way of Constitutional Shake-Up

On 24 July 2015 in Taylor v Attorney General, a New Zealand High Court Judge effectively declared that New ...
The Mandatory Death Penalty and Narratives of the Common Law

The Mandatory Death Penalty and Narratives of the Common Law

Some people say the common law is all about narrative. A story gets told, then retold and retold and with each ...
Small Steps in the Journey Towards Gender Equality on the South African Bench

Small Steps in the Journey Towards Gender Equality on the South African Bench

The 9th July 2015 was an important day for the South African judiciary. For the first time in our history, an ...
A Supreme Court at the Centre of a Deeply Divided Society

A Supreme Court at the Centre of a Deeply Divided Society

From January 01 to April 01 2015 I worked as a Foreign Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel. This internship ...

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