Socio-Economic Rights

Plugging the Leaks in Food Distribution: The Supreme Court of India Delivers Migrant Workers’ Right to Food

Plugging the Leaks in Food Distribution: The Supreme Court of India Delivers Migrant Workers’ Right to Food

Unemployment caused by India’s COVID-19 lockdown from 24 March, 2020 led to a homeward exodus - characterised by a ...
India’s Covid-19 vaccination policy must protect the constitutional rights of its citizens

India’s Covid-19 vaccination policy must protect the constitutional rights of its citizens

The Supreme Court of India has found the Government’s vaccine policy, released on 21st April 2021, to be prima ...
Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

The ongoing pandemic has revealed glaring inequalities in our society like never before. In India, for instance, ...
Mencap and Uber in the Supreme Court: Working Time Regulation in an Era of Casualisation

Mencap and Uber in the Supreme Court: Working Time Regulation in an Era of Casualisation

In recent weeks, two long-awaited UK Supreme Court judgments have offered strikingly divergent reflections on the ...
For Whom the Bell Tolls: “Contract” in the Gig Economy

For Whom the Bell Tolls: “Contract” in the Gig Economy

Are Uber drivers ‘limb (b) workers’ and so entitled to fundamental statutory rights such as the minimum wage and ...
South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

Unlike many other socio-economic rights in the South African Constitution, such as the right to ‘further ...
South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

South African Constitutional Court confirms that the right to basic education encompasses access to final exams

Unlike many other socio-economic rights in the South African Constitution, such as the right to ‘further ...
Setting the Record Straight on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication: Kenya Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Mitu-Bell Case

Setting the Record Straight on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication: Kenya Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Mitu-Bell Case

On 11 January 2021, the Kenyan Supreme Court delivered the judgment in Mitu-Bell Welfare Society. The case ...
Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

The Kenyan Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision which found that the forceful eviction of the ...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Reading of the Fair Housing Act:  An Interpretive Approach Aligned with Legislative Policy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Reading of the Fair Housing Act: An Interpretive Approach Aligned with Legislative Policy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s long tenure on the U.S. Supreme Court produced a limited but meaningful body of work in fair ...
Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya's constitutional court has demonstrated its flexibility in facilitating the progressive realisation of the ...
Right to housing and dignity denied: Indian Supreme Court orders eviction of slum dwellers within 3 months

Right to housing and dignity denied: Indian Supreme Court orders eviction of slum dwellers within 3 months

In a recent order passed in the case of MC Mehta v. Union of India, the Supreme Court has given directions to ...

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