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The Violence of Care: Obstetric Violence during COVID-19

The Violence of Care: Obstetric Violence during COVID-19

Image description: Text that reads, 'reproductive rights are non-negotiable'. Obstetric Violence (OV) is a ...
Toward an Empowering Disability Discourse in the Justice System: The Indian Supreme Court’s Call to Action

Toward an Empowering Disability Discourse in the Justice System: The Indian Supreme Court’s Call to Action

Image description: An old woman on a wheel chair being escorted to a polling booth in India.  One of the many ...
Discredit to the Turkish Government Over Social and Political Inequalities

Discredit to the Turkish Government Over Social and Political Inequalities

Image description: Large number of people walking on the streets in Turkey. The unlimited inequality, ...
Christina Voigt on ecocide

Christina Voigt on ecocide

UN Council Resolution on Human Right to Healthy Environment: Implications for US Grassroots-Led ‘Non-Reformist Reforms’  

UN Council Resolution on Human Right to Healthy Environment: Implications for US Grassroots-Led ‘Non-Reformist Reforms’  

Image description: Protesters with a banner saying 'We are the people's climate movement'. In a long-awaited ...
Challenging Regression in Climate Commitments: Doctrine of ‘Non-Retrogression’ to the Rescue?

Challenging Regression in Climate Commitments: Doctrine of ‘Non-Retrogression’ to the Rescue?

Amidst the wave of new climate commitments or nationally determined contributions (NDCs) from Parties to the Paris ...
Time to Demystify Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gaps

Time to Demystify Equal Pay and Gender Pay Gaps

More than two decades ago, one of my colleagues, a well-respected lawyer, declared with conviction that in ...
Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

Emerging from the COVID 19 Pandemic: What role for the Forgotten Right to Continuous Improvement of Living Conditions in the ICESCR?

As the world confronts the devastating impact of the COVID pandemic it must tackle the thorny related problems of ...
Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 2)

Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 2)

This is the second post evaluating Sacchi v Argentina. The first post in this series can be found here. A longer ...
Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 1)

Between Cross-Border Obligations and Domestic Remedies: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s decision on Sacchi v Argentina (Part 1)

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has delivered its long-awaited admissibility decision on Sacchi et al ...
Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

Together for Equality: Why and How a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Discrimination Works

For almost fifteen years, the Equal Rights Trust has worked to support the adoption of comprehensive equality laws ...
Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

Using UN Frameworks to Further Racial Justice within Britain

In 2015, the United Nations promulgated an International Decade for people of African descent. The UN explained ...

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