Socio-Economic Rights

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 ...
Workers of the Fireworks Factory of Santo Antônio de Jesus and their family members vs. Brazil and why we need to talk about socioeconomic gender inequality

Workers of the Fireworks Factory of Santo Antônio de Jesus and their family members vs. Brazil and why we need to talk about socioeconomic gender inequality

In 1998, there was an explosion at an irregular, high-risk fireworks factory in the city of Santo Antônio de ...
Mobilising International Human Rights Law to Promote Tax Justice

Mobilising International Human Rights Law to Promote Tax Justice

Hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue are lost to governments – and particularly those of developing ...
Scrapping s 21: The need for secure private tenancies in England and Wales

Scrapping s 21: The need for secure private tenancies in England and Wales

In a victory for tenants’ rights campaigners, the UK Government has announced it will consult on repealing s 21 of ...
Capping Economic Inequalities

Capping Economic Inequalities

Last week, the UK Supreme Court in DA, DS and others v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions upheld a series of ...
The socio-economic duty: A powerful idea hidden in plain sight in the Equality Act

The socio-economic duty: A powerful idea hidden in plain sight in the Equality Act

Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010 asks public authorities to actively consider the way in which their policies ...
Legal Gaps in Securing Customary Land Rights in Zambia

Legal Gaps in Securing Customary Land Rights in Zambia

The Asa Lato & 30 others case provides an opportunity for Zambia’s High Court to review legal gaps related to ...
Human Rights, Participation and the 2030 Agenda

Human Rights, Participation and the 2030 Agenda

Four years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, embedded human rights principles are under strain. ...
The Dollars and Cents of Human Rights: The UN Guiding Principles on Economic Reform and Human Rights

The Dollars and Cents of Human Rights: The UN Guiding Principles on Economic Reform and Human Rights

Whoever would have predicted that the cutting edge of human rights work would take us to ‘Automatic Exchange of ...
Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Poverty and Politics in the SDGs (with Philip Alston)

Sustainable Development Goal 1 is to eliminate poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty stands in the way of ...

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