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President Trump’s threats to “open up” libel laws have global implications for freedom of the media across the globe, especially in Africa. We, a media lawyer from London, an international human rights lawyer, and a human rights lawyer from Uganda, have joined forces to address this issue.
Nani Jansen Reventlow is a human rights lawyer with Doughty Street Chambers in London and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Jonathan McCully is Legal Officer with the Media Legal Defence Initiative.
The South African government deposited on 7 March 2017 with the UN Secretary General a document that is as embarrassing as it is telling.  The document is headed: “South Africa: Withdrawal of Notification of Withdrawal”.  It comes on the back of a successful challenge in the High Court to the...
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This obituary was originally posted in the Guardian on 2 February 2017.    Human rights lawyer committed to eradicating torture Few lawyers have devoted more of their lives to human rights than Sir Nigel Rodley, who has died aged 75. His work ranged over a wide field but focused particularly on...
Susie Alegre, Caoilfhionn Gallagher, Angela Patrick, Katie O’Byrne
On Sunday 9th October I arrived in a chilly Cape Town to assist Dame Linda Dobbs, Vanja Karth and Justice Oagile Dingake (a High Court Judge in Botswana and a visiting professor at the University of Cape Town) in a week-long training course for 20 High Court and Supreme Court judges. They came from...
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), in its latest concluding observations on the United Kingdom in July of this year, highlighted the need for more information on British Overseas Territories (OTs) and Crown Dependencies (CDs). These are a group of small jurisdictions...



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