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The Round-Up: NI Change in Abortion Laws, and the Lord's Prayer Ban

Laura Profumo considers the latest human rights headlines.

In the News

The High Court in Belfast today ruled that abortion legislation in Northern Ireland is in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights. 1,236 more words


TTIP, Property Rights and Investor State Dispute Settlement (Part 1)

Recently increasing attention has been paid to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement  (CETA), two trade trade agreements between the EU and, respectively, the USA and Canada. 1,314 more words


A Court's Intervention: The Ruling to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Leiden, a.d. XII Kal. Sep. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C.,
This year a Dutch court reached the international headlines (Example) when it ruled that the Dutch government had to take measures to ensure the Dutch population would reduce its CO2 emissions with 25% compared to 1990 by 2020 ( 824 more words


Political Principles and their Practice in Sri Lanka - 3. Powers of Government

Executive Power

The word ‘executive’ means ‘doing’. The executive of a country is usually its cabinet of ministers. These ministers are responsible for the day-to-day business of government. 1,287 more words

Political Principles

UGC can't be easily junked: Education secretary

The Times of India | Akshaya Mukul, TNN | Apr 2, 2015 |

NEW DELHI: The HRD ministry on Wednesday appeared to send confusing signals over the report of the Hari Gautam committee which has favoured scrapping of the UGC. 278 more words


Here Be No Dragons

Andrew Coyne, with whom I am often inclined to agree, has written an angry column arguing that the current Supreme Court is “the most liberal-activist … in our history.” Mr. 1,214 more words

Constitutional Law

No Room for Housing Rights

Last week, in Tanudjaja v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONCA 852, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld the striking out of an application seeking to have the federal government’s and Ontario’s affordable housing policies, or lack thereof, declared unconstitutional. 1,623 more words

Constitutional Law