Socio-Economic Rights

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 ...
Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

Advancing a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland

In times of crisis, the protection of human rights is fundamental. Covid-19 presents unprecedented challenges for ...
Covid-19 and the Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to lift internet restrictions in Kashmir

Covid-19 and the Indian Supreme Court’s refusal to lift internet restrictions in Kashmir

The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir had passed an order to restrict the internet speed in the entire Union ...
The Future of Socio-Economic Rights in Nigeria: Beyond COVID-19

The Future of Socio-Economic Rights in Nigeria: Beyond COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the enjoyment of human rights in various countries, particularly ...
The Right to Nutrition and Basic Education: Ensuring Access to School Meals in South Africa

The Right to Nutrition and Basic Education: Ensuring Access to School Meals in South Africa

In Equal Education and Others v Minister of Basic Education, the organisation Equal Education and the school ...
A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

The people of Tharparkar (Thar), Pakistan, called ‘Tharis’, have been facing water scarcity for years. In the ...
COVID-19, Emergency Basic Income and the Right to Life in Brazil

COVID-19, Emergency Basic Income and the Right to Life in Brazil

The coronavirus outbreak hit Brazil at a particularly difficult moment. Since 2016, Constitutional Amendment (EC) ...
We Must Stop the Corona Crash Becoming a Depression, with Ten Social Rights

We Must Stop the Corona Crash Becoming a Depression, with Ten Social Rights

The corona virus has triggered a stock market crash sharper and faster than the global financial crisis. It ...
Vaccines and the Notwithstanding Clause: an Unnecessary Creation of a Dangerous Precedent

Vaccines and the Notwithstanding Clause: an Unnecessary Creation of a Dangerous Precedent

On November 22, 2019, the provincial government of New Brunswick (Canada) announced it would be employing the ...
Organ Donation: New Law, New Horizons

Organ Donation: New Law, New Horizons

The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 became law on 15th March 2019 and introduces a new system of organ ...
The Fair Housing Act in the Trump Era: A Proposed Agency Rule Will Seriously Dilute Disparate-Impact Liability

The Fair Housing Act in the Trump Era: A Proposed Agency Rule Will Seriously Dilute Disparate-Impact Liability

Galvanized by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, the U.S. Congress adopted the Fair Housing Act ...

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