Socio-Economic Rights

Turning back the clock on Socio -Economic Rights: Kenya’s Court of Appeal decision in the Mitu-Bell Case

Turning back the clock on Socio -Economic Rights: Kenya’s Court of Appeal decision in the Mitu-Bell Case

A July 2016 decision by the Kenyan Court of Appeal in Kenya Airports Authority v Mitu-Bell Welfare Society & 2 ...
Socio-Economic Rights Advocacy in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

Socio-Economic Rights Advocacy in South Africa’s Eastern Cape

I am one of the two Oxford Human Rights Hub/Rhodes University Travelling Fellows for this year. This is the first ...
The Exclusion of Romani Communities from Non-Emergency Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs

The Exclusion of Romani Communities from Non-Emergency Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Programs

One of the most pressing issues regarding Europe’s most marginalised ethnic minority remains their restricted ...
European Court of Human Rights Rules on Greek Debt Restructuring

European Court of Human Rights Rules on Greek Debt Restructuring

There is a seemingly endless stream of cases originating from the Greek crisis, which has preoccupied the national,
Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

The Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act of 1989 (hereafter, ‘the Act’) in India ...
The Silicosis Ruling and Its Far Reaching Implication on Access to justice and the Mining Sector

The Silicosis Ruling and Its Far Reaching Implication on Access to justice and the Mining Sector

In a landmark ruling handed down on 13 May 2016, the full bench of the South Gauteng High Court in South Africa ...
Justice Scalia, Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and a Missed Opportunity to Meaningfully Engage the Right to Healthcare

Justice Scalia, Challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and a Missed Opportunity to Meaningfully Engage the Right to Healthcare

Justice Antonin Scalia was known for his polarising opinions on fundamental issues in American policy. Yet, his ...
“The Dr. Magufuli style”: Why Apt Priorities Should Follow Constitutional Formulations of Socio-Economic Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

“The Dr. Magufuli style”: Why Apt Priorities Should Follow Constitutional Formulations of Socio-Economic Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

The newly drafted constitutions in Sub-Saharan Africa have responded to the social and economic conditions of ...
Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Some women in India have to risk their life and sexual integrity when they decide to go to the toilet. Others who ...
Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

Recent Developments in the Australian Health Policy Further Undermine the Right to Health

As a developed country, Australia has a generally high standard of health care. Various kinds of public expenditure
Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case

Textbook Provision for Learners in South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal Judgment in the BEFA Case

In December 2015, the South African Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) in the case of Minister of Basic Education and ...
Abbotsford v Shantz: Housing Rights and the Canadian Constitution

Abbotsford v Shantz: Housing Rights and the Canadian Constitution

The struggle for recognition of the right to adequate housing under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has

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