Monthly Archives: July 2017

Jul 25 2017

A New Spate of Extra-Judicial Killings in Kenya: Redefining Rights and Obligations under International Law

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By Godfrey Mwango* Introduction On 1st April, 2017, Kenya’s television media [note: link to video contains potentially disturbing footage] broadcast appalling scenes of a young man being shot dead by the police in East Leigh, Nairobi. The Black’s law dictionary … Continue reading

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Jul 19 2017

The Right to Health in the Context of HIV Healthcare in India: Some Thoughts on the New HIV Bill

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By Diksha Sanyal* On April 11, 2017, the Indian Parliament passed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as ‘Act’). This Act was viewed as an opportunity to make access to … Continue reading

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Jul 14 2017

5 Reasons Why Cooperation is Key for Development

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By Elisabeth Rochford* The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 focused the world’s attention on 17 “Global Goals” to be met by 2030. They highlight the significant challenges that lie ahead for every one of us, as a … Continue reading

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Jul 11 2017

Prohibition of Beggary Acts: Criminalizing a Way of Life and the Need to Amend These Laws

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*By P Avinash Reddy The Bombay prevention of Begging Act (1959), The Karnataka prohibition of Beggary Act (1975) and twenty other Anti-Beggary laws have been enforced as a way of criminalizing the act of begging in India. These acts define … Continue reading

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Jul 7 2017

Non-Refoulement as Lex Specialis?

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By Jenny Poon* Academic debates often surround whether refugee law is lex specialis, so that when both refugee law and human rights law apply in the same scenario, refugee law will take precedence over and displace the human rights law … Continue reading

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Jul 4 2017

Accountability for North Korean Human Rights Abuses: Five Questions

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By Andrew Wolman* In the past few years, one deceptively simple concept has come to dominate the international discourse on human rights in North Korea: accountability. The UN Human Rights Council resolution on North Korean human rights emphasized the concept, … Continue reading

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