Socio-Economic Rights

Denied Education is Denied Survival: The Case of The Nasa People

Denied Education is Denied Survival: The Case of The Nasa People

By Ethel Castellanos-Morales and Camilo Castillo-Sánchez - Colombia is a country with a modern constitutional ...
What can we learn from the Novartis case?

What can we learn from the Novartis case?

By Swaraj Barooah Last week’s decision by the Indian Supreme Court to reject Novartis’ patent application over a
Education suspended, rights infringed

Education suspended, rights infringed

By Jadine Johnson - On Monday, March 25th, ninety-seven students at Leflore High School in Mobile, Alabama were ...
Fight hunger and discrimination by empowering women – Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Fight hunger and discrimination by empowering women – Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food

In rural areas around the world it is often men who migrate first to cities in search of waged labour. When they do
CSW57, MGDs and Gendered Poverty

CSW57, MGDs and Gendered Poverty

One of the themes the delegates at CSW57 will be confronting over the next two weeks are the challenge of de facto ...
Yordanova and others v Bulgaria: an Illustration of the Absence of Watertight Divisions Between the Social Right to Adequate Housing and the Civil Right to Respect for one’s Home.

Yordanova and others v Bulgaria: an Illustration of the Absence of Watertight Divisions Between the Social Right to Adequate Housing and the Civil Right to Respect for one’s Home.

By Adélaïde Remiche - On 24 April 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) handed down a unanimous ...
Conceptualising Meaningful Engagement in South Africa: Eviction Cases’ Exclusive Gem?

Conceptualising Meaningful Engagement in South Africa: Eviction Cases’ Exclusive Gem?

The recent judgment of the South African Constitutional Court in Schubart Park Residents Associationhas again ...
Horizontal Application of the Right to Education in India

Horizontal Application of the Right to Education in India

A Full Bench of the Supreme Court of India delivered the long awaited judgment on the constitutionality of the ...
Public Duties and Private Schools: the Indian Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling

Public Duties and Private Schools: the Indian Supreme Court’s Landmark Ruling

Problems of affordability and access have perennially plagued the Indian educational system. State-run schools, ...
The Rise of South Africa’s Education Adequacy Movement

The Rise of South Africa’s Education Adequacy Movement

This week we feature news on recent education rights litigation in South Africa and India.  In this piece, Chris ...
The Rise of South Africa's Education Adequacy Movement

The Rise of South Africa's Education Adequacy Movement

This week we feature news on recent education rights litigation in South Africa and India.  In this piece, Chris ...
Mind the Gap: the Joan Fitzpatrick Memorial Lecture on Poverty and Equality delivered by Professor Sandra Fredman

Mind the Gap: the Joan Fitzpatrick Memorial Lecture on Poverty and Equality delivered by Professor Sandra Fredman

On 24 July 2012, Professor Sandra Fredman delivered the 9th annual Joan Fitzpatrick Memorial Lecture. In light of ...

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