Socio-Economic Rights

Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Suicides within India’s Agricultural Industry: How Climate Change and Government Policy are Impacting Human Rights

Over 650 farmers have committed suicide in the central region of Maharashtra, India, from January to August 2023. Climate change and the stress it places on agriculture have been the...
Access to Abortion at the Federal Level: Another Step Towards Reproductive Justice in Mexico

Access to Abortion at the Federal Level: Another Step Towards Reproductive Justice in Mexico

The Mexican Supreme Court of Justice’s recent ruling on abortion is a landmark decision promoting reproductive justice for women in the country. Not only does the Court clearly develop the...
The Case for Caution in Making Social Class a Protected Characteristic under the UK’s Equality Act 2010

The Case for Caution in Making Social Class a Protected Characteristic under the UK’s Equality Act 2010

Momentum is growing in the UK to make social class a statutory protected characteristic. The Co-Op, The British Psychological Society, and the Bridge Group, amongst others, have proposed legislative reform...
The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The Menace of Manual Scavenging in India: The Case for Stronger Legal Implementation

The right to a clean, safe, and healthy environment is a fundamental right protected by Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, encompassed by the right to life. However, sanitation employees...
A Landmark Victory for Freedom of Religion in Kenya: The Court of Appeal’s Judgment in Phillip Okoth and LSK v BOM, St Anne’s Primary Ahero

A Landmark Victory for Freedom of Religion in Kenya: The Court of Appeal’s Judgment in Phillip Okoth and LSK v BOM, St Anne’s Primary Ahero

In a ground-breaking decision, the Court of Appeal at Kisumu delivered a judgment that carries far-reaching implications for the protection of freedom of religion in Kenya. The case of Phillip...
Life-Saving At a High Cost: The Case for Provision of Rare Disease Treatments Being a Human Right

Life-Saving At a High Cost: The Case for Provision of Rare Disease Treatments Being a Human Right

Earlier this year, Brazilian authorities added Zolgesma, once “the world’s most expensive medical treatment to date,” to the country’s mandatory coverage list. The medication treats Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a rare...
A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

A Case for an Objective Threshold in Tax Exemption of Persons with Disabilities in Kenya

Image Description: A Kenyan mother and her daughter are pictured close-up on their faces. The mother looks toward the camera while the child gazes elsewhere. The daughter has a developmental...
Dignity Neuroscience: A Universal Rationale for Human Rights

Dignity Neuroscience: A Universal Rationale for Human Rights

Image description: Medical diagram of the first two domains of dignity neuroscience: (1) Agency, Autonomy & Self-Determination; (2) Freedom from Want Universal human rights are rooted in international consensus, derived...
The Elusive Right to Education for the Rohingya People

The Elusive Right to Education for the Rohingya People

Image description: A group of displaced Rohingya children and parents sit on the ground in a refugee camp Having faced discrimination and segregation in Myanmar since the 1982 Burma Citizenship...
Chile’s Second Draft: an Opportunity to Enforce Indigenous Human Rights through Constitutional Law

Chile’s Second Draft: an Opportunity to Enforce Indigenous Human Rights through Constitutional Law

Image description: Indigenous representatives meet with Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet on the National Day of Indigenous People’s, 24 June 2015. Two indigenous women stand, with Bachelet between them, while the...
A Conversation with Justice Majiedt of the South African Constitutional Court

A Conversation with Justice Majiedt of the South African Constitutional Court

Oxford Human Rights Hub · A Conversation with Justice Majiedt of the South African Constitutional Court In this episode, we speak to Justice Steven Majiedt of the Constitutional Court of...
A Promising New Dawn: The African Commission’s General Comment 7 on Social Services

A Promising New Dawn: The African Commission’s General Comment 7 on Social Services

Image Description: The Flag of the African Union. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the Commission) convened its 73rd Ordinary Session from 21 to 30 October 2022 in...

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