Role of the Judiciary

Will Obergefell Stifle Growing Support for LGBTQ Rights?

Will Obergefell Stifle Growing Support for LGBTQ Rights?

In his recent post The Beginning Rather Than The End, Karl Laird discusses the potential policy backlash that may ...
Empathy, Craft and other Lessons to Learn from the US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Empathy, Craft and other Lessons to Learn from the US Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Three narratives provide the human face to the text of Obergefell v. Hodges, the landmark US Supreme Court ...
Fighting for the Right to Education in South Africa

Fighting for the Right to Education in South Africa

‘Ninety percent of children are now enrolled in primary education in the developing world’. A statistic of ...
The Beginning Rather Than the End: Obergefell v Hodges and the Continuing Struggle for LGBT Equality

The Beginning Rather Than the End: Obergefell v Hodges and the Continuing Struggle for LGBT Equality

There is no doubt that the Supreme Court’s judgment in Obergefell v Hodges is an historic one. That is not to say, ...
US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality

US Supreme Court Requires Recognition of Marriage Equality

The US Supreme Court has ruled, in Obergefell, by a 5-4 majority, that the Fourteenth Amendment to the US ...
Judicial Appointment of Women on the Decline in Canada and Australia

Judicial Appointment of Women on the Decline in Canada and Australia

While many countries have superficially committed to the goal of gender equality with a lot of noisy chatter about ...
The Challenges for Judicial Appointments in India

The Challenges for Judicial Appointments in India

In India, several significant developments have taken place in the last two months on how judges to the Supreme ...
Implementing the Right to Education Through the Courts: The Legal Resources Centre and Oxford University Host Workshop on Remedies and Enforcement

Implementing the Right to Education Through the Courts: The Legal Resources Centre and Oxford University Host Workshop on Remedies and Enforcement

The courts are a very effective tool in enforcing socio-economic rights and filling gaps so often left by ...
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 ...
(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 ...

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