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About Sasha Hart

Sasha Hart is a human rights lawyer based in Ontario, Canada. She works as legal counsel for the Equality Effect, where she has conducted work in Kenya and Malawi on strategic litigation initiatives

Articles by Sasha Hart

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Rape, marriage, and rights

While the proliferation of domestic violence legislation worldwide is a positive and much-needed development, the explicit criminalisation of marital rape needs to be central to these legal reform initiatives - ensuring that women’s rights are fully protected. Even within marriage.

"160 Girls": Making legal history in the fight against sexual violence

A landmark decision by the High Court in Kenya found that police inaction in dealing with rape cases brought by 160 girls had created a climate of impunity for defilement, which rendered the State indirectly responsible for the harms inflicted on the girls by their rapists

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