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OPERA in Practice: strengthening implementation of strategic litigation in South Africa

Resources - Author: Allison Corkery, Cameron McConnachie / Year: 2017

Opera in Practice: Strengthening Implementation of Strategic Litigation in South Africa is a case study reflecting the Center for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Legal Resources Center’s collaborative efforts to monitor, and hold the government accountable for, the implementation of court orders in the Madzodzo v Department...

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The Human Rights-Based Approach to Social Protection for Migrants: tensions and contradictions in practice

Expert commentaries - Date: 29 September 2017 / Author: Bozena Sojka, Emma Carmel

The principle of social protection may be to meet universal needs. However, social protection is defined, organized and provided in specific contexts. The right to social protection is defined by social norms, economic choices and political contestation. This generates contradictions between universal human rights and particularist rights to social...

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Roma Students’ Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination in the Czech Republic

Legal depository - Country: Czech Republic / Body: European Court of Human Rights / Year: 2007

Participatory implementation of D.H. case promotes inclusion of Roma children in Czech schools In this case, applicants challenged the disproportionate classification of Roma school children in the Czech Republic as having special education needs as well as their segregation into schools for children with “Light Mental Disabilities”. The European...

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Equitable Education Funding in the United States

Legal depository - Country: United States of America / Body: Supreme Court of the State of Kansas / Year: 2017

This case focused on whether school funding by the State of Kansas was equitable and adequate, as required under the relevant state constitutional provisions regulating the provision of education. Upon finding violations in connection with the equitable distribution of funds and the adequacy of such funds to ensure constitutionally...

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Ley 180 sobre las discapacidades.

Legal depository - Country: Ecuador / Year: 1992

Protege a las personas con discapacidad; establece un sistema de prevención de discapacidades, atención e integración de personas con discapacidad que garantice su desarrollo y evite que sufran toda clase de discriminación, incluida la de género. Establece la creación y funcionamiento del Consejo Nacional de Discapacidades...

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Ley 7.600

Legal depository - Country: Costa Rica / Year: 1996

La Ley tiene como objetivos, servir como instrumento a las personas con discapacidad para que alcancen su máximo desarrollo, su plena participación social, así como el ejercicio de los derechos y deberes establecidos en nuestro sistema jurídico; garantizar la igualdad de oportunidades para la población en todo ámbito; eliminar...

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Ley 20.535

Legal depository - Country: Chile /

Extiende el permiso a los padres contemplado en el artículo 199 bis, la persona que tenga a su cuidado personal, o sea cuidador de un menor con discapacidad debidamente inscrito en el Registro Nacional de la Discapacidad, o menor de 6 años, con el diagnóstico del médico tratante. También...

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Ley 20.545

Legal depository - Country: Chile / Year: 2011

Extiende el postnatal de 12 semanas a 24 o incluso a 30, en el caso de que la mujer elija un postnatal parental parcial o de “media jornada”, recibiendo durante ese tiempo un subsidio. Con esta ley se establece un derecho irrenunciable para las mujeres trabajadoras, se les permite...

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Ley 20.764

Legal depository - Country: Chile / Year: 2014

Modificación al Código Laboral que establece la eliminación de la discriminación, garantizar la igualdad de derechos de ambos padres y posibilitar una adecuada distribución de las responsabilidades familiares. Los padres podrán abandonar su lugar de trabajo durante una hora al día para alimentar a los hijos de hasta dos...

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Ley 10.421

Legal depository - Country: Brazil / Year: 2002

Extiende a la madre adoptiva el derecho a licencia y salario por maternidad, modificando las Leyes del...

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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in India

Legal depository - Country: India / Body: Supreme Court of India / Year: 2016

 Summary:  In January 2012, up to 53 women underwent a sterilization procedure in Bihar, India, at a sterilization camp managed by an NGO which had been granted accreditation by the District Health Society, apparently without following any formal, transparent process. The women had not been given any counseling regarding...

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The Right to Equal Education in South Africa

Legal depository - Country: South Africa / Body: Supreme Court of Appeal (South AFrica), Supreme Courts / Year: 2015

Nature of the Case Delayed textbook delivery has plagued public schools in Limpopo, South Africa’s northernmost province for several years. The Department of Basic Education and Limpopo Department of Education appealed a high court decision holding that their failure to ensure timely delivery of textbooks to learners in Limpopo...

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Women at Work: Trends 2016

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2016

This report provides the latest ILO data on women’s position in labour markets, examines the factors behind these trends and explores the policy drivers for transformative change. The report provides a picture of where women stand today in the world of work and how they have progressed over the...

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The Right to Affordable Care in the United States of America

Legal depository - Country: United States of America / Body: Supreme Court of the United States / Year: 2015

Nature of the Case This case came before the Supreme Court on appeal, and constitutes a challenge to one aspect of the Affordable Care Act, specifically regarding whether subsidies can be provided to low-income people buying health insurance through federal exchanges. These subsidies are vital in enabling people to...

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Social transfers and poverty in middle- and high- income countries – A global perspective

Resources - Author: Joakim Palme, Kenneth Nelson, Tommy Ferrarini / Year: 2015

This study investigates an old question that has re-emerged in social policy making and in analyses of global social development: to what extent does targeting and size of social transfers matter for poverty? Using multilevel logistic regression and Cross- National Data Center in Luxembourg (LIS) income data for 40...

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