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The New UN General Comment And Privatisation, Part 2: Can States Entirely Privatise The Delivery Of Essential Services?

The New UN General Comment And Privatisation, Part 2: Can States Entirely Privatise The Delivery Of Essential Services?

Two weeks ago, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published the much-awaited new General Comment 24 – an authoritative interpretation of international human rights law –...
The New UN General Comment on Business and Human Rights, Part 1: What Regulations Must States Put in Place when Private Actors are Involved in the Delivery of Essential Services?

The New UN General Comment on Business and Human Rights, Part 1: What Regulations Must States Put in Place when Private Actors are Involved in the Delivery of Essential Services?

Two weeks ago, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) published the much-awaited new General Comment 24 – an authoritative interpretation of international human rights law –...
U.S. Senate Unveils Health Care Bill Designed to Dismantle the ACA

U.S. Senate Unveils Health Care Bill Designed to Dismantle the ACA

On May 4, 2017, the United States House of Representatives voted in favor of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (“AHCA”) in an effort to repeal and replace the...
Balancing the Scales in Eviction Cases in South Africa: A Note on Occupiers of erven 87 & 88 Berea v Christiaan Frederick De Wet

Balancing the Scales in Eviction Cases in South Africa: A Note on Occupiers of erven 87 & 88 Berea v Christiaan Frederick De Wet

In a landmark judgement by the South African Constitutional Court, Occupiers of erven 87 & 88 Berea v Christiaan Frederick De Wet, the Court found that eviction orders that will...
Human Dignity, Land Dispossession, And The Right To Security Of Tenure: A Note On The South African Constitutional Court’s Judgement In Daniels v Scribante

Human Dignity, Land Dispossession, And The Right To Security Of Tenure: A Note On The South African Constitutional Court’s Judgement In Daniels v Scribante

In a recent judgement by the South African Constitutional Court, Daniels v Scribante and Another, the court made a link between land dispossession, the right to security of tenure and...
Financial Domestic Violence and the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

Financial Domestic Violence and the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

The 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) concluded 24 March 2017 at the UN’s Head Office in New York. One of the agreed conclusions of this forum on...
Likuwa v City of Windhoek: Namibian Court Misses an Opportunity to Develop Land Occupation Laws

Likuwa v City of Windhoek: Namibian Court Misses an Opportunity to Develop Land Occupation Laws

Namibia’s history is one tainted by grotesque land evictions en masse and natives suffering dispossession at the hands of settler colonialists and apartheid-inspired forced evictions. This legacy subsists today, with...
Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part III: How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia

Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part III: How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia

Throughout the 2016 American election cycle, most Republicans, including President Donald J. Trump, ran on platform vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known colloquially as “Obamacare.”...
Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part II:  The Affordable Care Act’s First Seven Years

Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part II: The Affordable Care Act’s First Seven Years

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) turned seven last week, with a proposed legislative effort to gut many of its core protections looming. Then, in a...
Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part I: Genesis of the Affordable Care Act

Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part I: Genesis of the Affordable Care Act

The debate over the government’s role in health care is not a new one, nor is the existential crisis that surrounds it. On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the...
Using Technology to Personalise and Advance Learning in Classrooms in India

Using Technology to Personalise and Advance Learning in Classrooms in India

India has seen a push from both the private and state sectors to use technology in an effort to improve learning outcomes for children in schools. There is a central...
New Zealand Supreme Court Recognises Fiduciary Duties To Enforce Collective Indigenous Rights

New Zealand Supreme Court Recognises Fiduciary Duties To Enforce Collective Indigenous Rights

Judgments were delivered by the New Zealand Supreme Court on 28 February 2017 in Wakatu v Attorney-General. The High Court and Court of Appeal decisions had relied on the notion...

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