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Inevitability as the New Discrimination Defence: UK Supreme Court Mangles Indirect Discrimination Analysis While Finding the Two-Child Limit Lawful

Inevitability as the New Discrimination Defence: UK Supreme Court Mangles Indirect Discrimination Analysis While Finding the Two-Child Limit Lawful

The UK Supreme Court has delivered its long-awaited judgment in R (on the application of SC, CB and 8 children) ...
South African Constitutional Court declares exclusion of domestic workers from occupational injury legislation to be unconstitutional

South African Constitutional Court declares exclusion of domestic workers from occupational injury legislation to be unconstitutional

On 20 November 2020, the South African Constitutional Court delivered judgment in Mahlangu v Minister of Labour ...
Basic Income, Gender and Human Rights

Basic Income, Gender and Human Rights

Combining feminist and human rights arguments has the potential to offer a new angle into the basic income debate.
Domestic Workers in South Africa Lead the Way in Advancing Social Protection for Precarious Workers

Domestic Workers in South Africa Lead the Way in Advancing Social Protection for Precarious Workers

In a recent South African High Court judgement, the court held the failure to cover domestic workers under ...
The Human Rights Implications of China’s Social Credit System

The Human Rights Implications of China’s Social Credit System

The issue of importing human rights to the digital sphere, especially in the context of state surveillance, has ...
Mobilising International Human Rights Law to Promote Tax Justice

Mobilising International Human Rights Law to Promote Tax Justice

Hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue are lost to governments – and particularly those of developing countries
Capping Economic Inequalities

Capping Economic Inequalities

Last week, the UK Supreme Court in DA, DS and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions upheld a series of ...
The socio-economic duty: A powerful idea hidden in plain sight in the Equality Act

The socio-economic duty: A powerful idea hidden in plain sight in the Equality Act

Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 asks public authorities to actively consider the way in which their policies and
Successful Judicial Review of Benefits Payment in the UK

Successful Judicial Review of Benefits Payment in the UK

R (Johnson and others) and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2019] EWHC 23 (Admin) is an English High Court
The Two Child Tax Limit Perpetuates the Myth of Poverty as a Moral Failing 

The Two Child Tax Limit Perpetuates the Myth of Poverty as a Moral Failing 

Families who have a third child born after 6 April 2017 will not receive child tax credits for the third child ...
Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Austerity Policies in the UK an Impermissible Retrogressive Measure

Under the umbrella of austerity, the UK has pursued a punishing regime of cuts to social welfare benefits and ...
The State Made Informalisation of Women Workers: A Case Study into Care Workers in South Korea’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 46

The State Made Informalisation of Women Workers: A Case Study into Care Workers in South Korea’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 46

When women are seen first as caregivers and only second as breadwinners, care jobs can then be more easily devalued.

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