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Special Undergraduate Series–Using International Law in Indian Constitutional Adjudication

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students LL.B. Student Contribution –Shubhangi Agarwalla, B.A., LL.B. Student (Hons.), National Law University, Delhi Since the late 1970s, the Supreme Court has, on the basis of Article 51 of the Constitution of India, started articulating a sense of obligation towards applying international law in its decisions. The high visibility

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Published on December 26, 2018
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The Njemanze ECOWAS Court Ruling and “Universal” Jurisdiction: Implications for the “Grand African Human Rights System”

–Sègnonna Horace Adjolohoun, Visiting Professor of International Human Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law, Central European University; Extraordinary Lecturer of International Human Rights Law, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria; Principal Legal Officer, African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Njemanze revives the ECOWAS Court’s jurisdiction paradigm On 12 October 2017, the Court of Justice

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Published on November 16, 2017
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The United States’ Approach to European-Style Family Rights and National Security: The Case of Kerry v. Din

–Francesca M. Genova, University of Notre Dame In June, the United States Supreme Court handed down a case considering marriage, national security, and fundamental human rights that provides a comparison with the European Union system of rights. Unlike the Supreme Court’s blockbuster marriage case this past year, Kerry v. Din has yet to garner significant

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Published on February 3, 2016
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Putting New Wine Into Old Wineskins—Same-Sex Marriage in the African Context: Upholding Traditional Values and Defining Human Rights

—Kwame Frimpong, Founding Dean and Professor of Law, GIMPA Law School (Accra, Ghana) The issue of same-sex marriage is not only controversial but also highly emotive, particularly within the African context. On the one hand, it raises both religious and traditional undertones. On the other hand, there is Africa that is haunted by its colonial

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Published on October 25, 2012
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