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Journal Article | Jan 2003
Struggles for social rights – are the courts a suitable battleground? International social and economic rights are recognised as law in many countries, ...
Social rights, South Africa, India, constitutional litigation, Africa: South Africa
Journal Article | Jan 2013
Many Latin American countries are moving towards increased accountability for past human rights violations. There is a growing international consensus ...
accountability, human rights, impunity, transitional justice, Uruguay, Uruguay
Book Chapter | Jan 2004
Struggles for social rights - are the courts a suitable battleground? International social and economic rights are recognised as law in many countries, ...
Social rights, South Africa, India, constitutional litigation, Africa, South Africa
Event | 29 Apr 2010
Why do some high courts hold political branches to account and others not? What explains the judiciary´s strong or weak defense of rights? And what role are courts playing -or not playing- in strengthening democracy in Latin America and Africa?
News | 19 Jun 2007
What role can and do courts play in protecting the interests and rights of vulnerable groups? Why do some marginalized groups succeed in having their rights recognized by the courts, while others fail?
Guatemala, Costa Rica, Malawi
Judicial protection of the right to health in Colombia: From social demands to individual claims to public debates
Journal Article | Jun 2010
Even in a region characterized by a number of countries with robust constitutions and judicial enforcement of social rights, Colombia stands out as a ...
News | 2 Nov 2011
Litigating health rights does make a difference. However, it varies to whom. Court cases brought by NGOs often contribute to better health care for the poor. Other cases primarily benefit middle class people who have resources to go to court.
Revisiting Health Rights Litigation and Access to Medications in Costa Rica: Preliminary Evidence fromthe Cochrane Collaboration Reform
Journal Article | Jan 2018
In response to the incremental creation of an expansive constitutional right to health in Costa Rica, the country’s rights-friendly constitutional ...
Book Chapter | Jan 2010
Legal practices and ideas about law are undergoing dramatic change in Latin America. Today, a turn-of-the-century crop of constitutions grants high courts ...
Project | Jul 2004 - Dec 2005
In spite of more than three decades of efforts to promote women's rights in Bangladesh, the results have been piecemal and only slowly forthcoming, leaving ...
Bangladesh, courts, women's rights, gender justice, human rights, law
Journal Article | Jun 2007
Malawi's democratic Constitution of 1994 shifted the law in a pro-poor direction. With the judiciary emerging as a surprisingly strong institution in ...
Journal Article | Jan 2009
Colombia is a country marked by extreme social inequalities and high levels of violence, with a government that has brutally repressed social movements ...
Edited Book | Oct 2011
The last fifteen years have seen a tremendous growth in the number of health rights cases focusing on issues such as access to health services and essential ...
Journal Article | Jan 2003
This article is about judicial reform in the Southern Cone in the 1990s. It shows that for Argentina and Chile, procedural code reforms were motivated ...
judicial reform, Supreme Court reform, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Americas: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
Journal Article | Jan 2010
In Thomas Tsai's World Report (Jan 9, p 109),1 Leonardo Cubillos posits a conflict between a “data-driven process” of health policy making ...
Edited Book | Jun 2017
Across Latin America, indigenous women are organizing to challenge racial, gender, and class discrimination through the courts. Collectively, by engaging ...
News | 21 Aug 2014
Law is increasingly center stage for political battles. Across the globe, people are going to court to claim their right to health or education, to fight for their right to engage in sex work or same-sex relationships - while others mobilize courts and legislatures to criminalize prostitution or homosexual practice.
CMI Report | Nov 2011
This thesis enquires into the policy consequences of the Mendoza case, a public interest litigation case in Argentina, in which several non-governmental ...
Pollution, River basins, Supreme court, Litigation, Argentina
Legal knowledge as a tool for social change: La mesa por la vida y la salud de las mujeres as an expert on Colombian abortion law
Journal Article | Jan 2017
In May 2006, Colombia’s Constitutional Court liberalized abortion, introducing three circumstances under which the procedure would not be considered ...
Associated Senior Researcher
Lawyer focusing on power and exclusion, particularly law and courts in social change, socio-economic rights, access to courts, protest and social movements, property law and gender-based harm.