Socio-Economic Rights

“The Dr. Magufuli style”: Why Apt Priorities Should Follow Constitutional Formulations of Socio-Economic Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

“The Dr. Magufuli style”: Why Apt Priorities Should Follow Constitutional Formulations of Socio-Economic Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

The newly drafted constitutions in Sub-Saharan Africa have responded to the social and economic conditions of ...
Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Some women in India have to risk their life and sexual integrity when they decide to go to the toilet. Others who ...
Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

As a developed country, Australia has a generally high standard of health care. Various kinds of public ...
Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case

Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case

In December 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) in the case of Minister of Basic Education and ...
Abbotsford v Shantz: Housing Rights and the Canadian Constitution

Abbotsford v Shantz: Housing Rights and the Canadian Constitution

The struggle for recognition of the right to adequate housing under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms ...
Irish Government Abandons Plans to Reduce Elitism in Schools

Irish Government Abandons Plans to Reduce Elitism in Schools

In a disappointing blow for proponents of equality, the Irish Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan TD, announced ...
Including Water Security on the UN Security Council Agenda

Including Water Security on the UN Security Council Agenda

Water is indispensable to human survival and economic production. The management of water access has thus become a ...
Forced Evictions and Demolition of  Informal Settlements in Kenya

Forced Evictions and Demolition of Informal Settlements in Kenya

Forced evictions and demolitions of informal settlements in Kenya have been on the increase in recent days due to ...
Litigating the Right to Education

Litigating the Right to Education

Strategic litigation is often promoted as a key tool for human rights activists to push governments to adhere to ...
South African Supreme Court of Appeal Set to Hear the Limpopo Textbooks Case

South African Supreme Court of Appeal Set to Hear the Limpopo Textbooks Case

On 24 November 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal will hear the appeal in what is widely referred to ...
Bob Hepple’s Equality Legacy

Bob Hepple’s Equality Legacy

This is the first in our special series of posts paying tribute to the life and work of Professor Sir Bob Hepple ...
Sustainable Development Goals: A Beacon of Light or Another Stumble in Global Governance?

Sustainable Development Goals: A Beacon of Light or Another Stumble in Global Governance?

The United Nation's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted yesterday by the world’s leaders in a ...

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