Substantive Equality

If Frozen Embryos Are Unborn Children Then What Is IVF’s Future in the United States?

If Frozen Embryos Are Unborn Children Then What Is IVF’s Future in the United States?

In Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization (2022), the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade(1973), and the fate of reproductive freedom fell to the political whims of state...
Tide Turning on Australia’s Inadequate Climate Policy? A Challenge from First Nations Peoples in the Torres Strait

Tide Turning on Australia’s Inadequate Climate Policy? A Challenge from First Nations Peoples in the Torres Strait

The low-lying islands of Zendath Kes (Torres Strait) are the frontlines of the climate crisis. Without action, climate change will soon make these islands uninhabitable, rendering First Nations Guda Maluyligal...
AI and Global Development: The Role of Economic and Social Rights

AI and Global Development: The Role of Economic and Social Rights

As policymakers in the Global North prepare to introduce binding horizontal AI regulation, increasing attention is also being paid to the promises and pitfalls of AI for developing countries. Although...
Artificial Intelligence: The Need to Update the Equality Act 2010

Artificial Intelligence: The Need to Update the Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 is not keeping up with the developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI). The United Kingdom government policy on AI suggests that the UK does not take this...
Women’s Invisible Labour, Kinkeeping and Care: Ireland’s 8 March Constitutional Referendum

Women’s Invisible Labour, Kinkeeping and Care: Ireland’s 8 March Constitutional Referendum

On International Women’s Day, Ireland will hold votes on two proposed changes to Article 41 of the Constitution. The first would extend constitutional protection to families other than those based...
Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Resisting the Legal Assault on Transgender and Gender Non-Binary Students

Since the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v Hodges striking down same-sex marriage bans across the United States, conservative States and localities—perhaps motivated by the politics of resentment stemming...
The erasure from Australian schools of education about LGBTIQA+ people

The erasure from Australian schools of education about LGBTIQA+ people

Australia achieved marriage equality in 2017. You would be forgiven for thinking that the next step on the journey towards achieving equality for LGBTIQA+ people would be that the school...
Unveiling the Silent Struggles of Adolescents Seeking Safe Abortion in India

Unveiling the Silent Struggles of Adolescents Seeking Safe Abortion in India

The tragic Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case revolutionised Indian Criminal Law with the enactment of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) in 2012. The primary objective of...
The ML v Poland ‘landmark’ judgment on reproductive rights and the ENNHRI third-party intervention: How ‘landmark’ is it in reality?

The ML v Poland ‘landmark’ judgment on reproductive rights and the ENNHRI third-party intervention: How ‘landmark’ is it in reality?

On 14 December 2023, in ML v Poland, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) confirmed that Poland’s 2020 Constitutional Court’s decision, resulting in a near-total abortion ban, violated the...
Birthing Justice: Commercial Surrogacy and the Imperative of Women’s Rights in Contemporary India

Birthing Justice: Commercial Surrogacy and the Imperative of Women’s Rights in Contemporary India

Claudia Goldin, the recipient of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, provides a comprehensive account of women’s labour market participation through the centuries which demonstrates that their contribution to...
A Justiciable Right to Housing? The UK Supreme Court’s Decision in R (Imam) v London Borough of Croydon

A Justiciable Right to Housing? The UK Supreme Court’s Decision in R (Imam) v London Borough of Croydon

In a December 2023 decision, the UK Supreme Court sought to clarify how courts should use their remedial discretion to make mandatory orders against local authorities. In doing so, the...
Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

On 29 November 2023, Nepal became the second Asian Country to register a same-sex marriage after Taiwan. This represents a significant development in the struggle for marriage equality for the...

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