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‘A Victory for Underpaid Workers’: Chief Constable of Northern Ireland v Agnew

‘A Victory for Underpaid Workers’: Chief Constable of Northern Ireland v Agnew

The recent Agnew case deals with a technical but practically very important point: if a worker is underpaid by their employer when they take annual leave, how far back in...
Thubakgale: Bringing Home the Right to Adequate Housing Against a Recalcitrant Municipality

Thubakgale: Bringing Home the Right to Adequate Housing Against a Recalcitrant Municipality

An August 2023 housing rights decision of the Pretoria High Court in South Africa is the latest in a protracted dispute for the Thubakgale applicants against a municipality, in their...
Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

Giving Voice to the Vulnerable: How Advisory Opinions Have the Potential to Advance Climate Justice through International Courts

In the context of the current climate crisis, climate change litigation has taken a new form over the past year. There have been increasing requests for advisory opinions from international...
Religious Freedom versus Free Speech: Sweden’s Legal Tightrope

Religious Freedom versus Free Speech: Sweden’s Legal Tightrope

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution aimed at combating religious hatred and blasphemy in Sweden following two distressing incidents in which the Qur’an, the holy text...
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...
Redefining Intimacy and Individual Liberties: Unravelling the Kiran Rawat Judgment

Redefining Intimacy and Individual Liberties: Unravelling the Kiran Rawat Judgment

In a shocking recent judgement Kiran Rawat v State of UP, the High Court of Allahabad, India dismissed a writ petition from a cohabiting couple. The couple sought to safeguard...
A Harbinger of Justice or a Pandora’s Box? The Kenyan Supreme Court Broadens the Scope of Judicial Review

A Harbinger of Justice or a Pandora’s Box? The Kenyan Supreme Court Broadens the Scope of Judicial Review

The Kenyan Supreme Court has issued further directions clarifying the scope of judicial review law in its decision on 16th June 2023 in Edwin Harold Dayan Dande & 3 Others...
Public Purpose or Private Interest? The Supreme Court of India’s Scrutiny of Land Acquisition for a University Project in Tribal Areas

Public Purpose or Private Interest? The Supreme Court of India’s Scrutiny of Land Acquisition for a University Project in Tribal Areas

The Supreme Court of India recently delivered a landmark judgment in Anil Agarwal Foundation Etc v State of Orissa & Ors, quashing the land acquisition proceedings initiated by the State...
Spain: Judicial Intervention by the Tribunal Constitucional in a Key Parliamentary Debate – Part II

Spain: Judicial Intervention by the Tribunal Constitucional in a Key Parliamentary Debate – Part II

Image description: a session of the Spanish Parliament (Congreso de Disputados) The intervention of the Tribunal Constitucional in the parliamentary debate in Spain, as discussed to in Part I, has...
Spain: Judicial Intervention by the Tribunal Constitucional in a Key Parliamentary Debate – Part I

Spain: Judicial Intervention by the Tribunal Constitucional in a Key Parliamentary Debate – Part I

Image description: the Spanish Constitutional Court (Tribunal Constitucional). On the 19th of December 2022, the Spanish Tribunal Constitucional took a very controversial decision by suspending a parliamentary debate in the...
The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty: PSB et al. v Brazil

The Paris Agreement as a Human Rights Treaty: PSB et al. v Brazil

Image description: Satellite image of Brazil during natural disaster crisis in 2020 In late October, Brazil ousted incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and elected Lula, who has since promised to cut...
Judicial Activism and Executive Inertia: The Indian Judge as Problem-Solver

Judicial Activism and Executive Inertia: The Indian Judge as Problem-Solver

Image description: Five miners at work in the quarry in Meghalaya In February 2022, Chief Justice Banerjee of the High Court of Meghalaya at Shillong constituted a full bench to...

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