Role of the Judiciary

Court Makes Unprecedented Step Appointing “Claims Administrator” to Ensure State Compliance with Court Order

Court Makes Unprecedented Step Appointing “Claims Administrator” to Ensure State Compliance with Court Order

A landmark judgement handed down on 12th December 2014 in the case of Linkside & Others v Minister of Education
(In)justice Served? Lori Douglas Case Leaves More Questions than Answers for Canadians

(In)justice Served? Lori Douglas Case Leaves More Questions than Answers for Canadians

Since 2010, Canadians have been divided on whether Associate Chief Justice Lori Douglas was a victim of revenge ...
Rethink needed as new Australian High Court Justice appointment seems to maintain gender imbalance

Rethink needed as new Australian High Court Justice appointment seems to maintain gender imbalance

The appointment of Geoffrey Nettle QC, as the replacement for Justice Susan Crennan on the High Court of Australia ...
A Guide to the Perpetuation of Human Rights Violations: Police Violence and Impunity in Brazil

A Guide to the Perpetuation of Human Rights Violations: Police Violence and Impunity in Brazil

Police violence in Brazil is endemic. It frequently occurs at the time of arrest and during the collection of ...
Um Manual Para Perpetuar Violações A Direitos Humanos: Violência Policial E Impunidade No Brasil

Um Manual Para Perpetuar Violações A Direitos Humanos: Violência Policial E Impunidade No Brasil

A violência policial no Brasil pode ser considerada endêmica. Ela está presente no momento da prisão, na ...
Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Judicial Experimentation and Public Policy: A New Approach to the Right to Education in Brazil

Should judges interfere with the enforcement of public policies implemented by the executive? If yes, what would ...
Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

On June 10th, handing down judgment in Vergara v. California, the California Supreme Court struck down three ...
Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

Moral Arguments on the Right to Die: Should Courts Intervene?

On 25th June 2014, the UK Supreme Court, sitting as a full bench of nine, handed down judgment in the joined cases ...
Gender and the Judiciary: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gender and the Judiciary: Bosnia and Herzegovina

It is sometimes assumed that if codified law is objective, neutral, and impartial, gender will have little or no ...
Cyprus v Turkey: Arming the European Court against States’ Complacency?

Cyprus v Turkey: Arming the European Court against States’ Complacency?

The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) recently handed down judgment in Cyprus v Turkey. This case, the first
Schuette v BAMN: a Need to Rethink Equal Protection

Schuette v BAMN: a Need to Rethink Equal Protection

Editor’s note: this post follows on from Christina Lee’s analysis of the decision in Schuette v Coalition to Defend
Schuette: The Latest in the Affirmative Action Saga

Schuette: The Latest in the Affirmative Action Saga

On April 22, 2014, in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, the Supreme Court of the United States ...

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