Rehan Abeyratne

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Assistant Professor of Law

6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building

Shatin, New Territories

Kowloon, Sha Tin

Hong Kong

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Socioeconomic Rights in the Indian Constitution: Toward a Broader Conception of Legitimacy

39 Brooklyn Journal of International Law 1, 2014
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 15 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Economic and Social Rights, Socioeconomic Rights, Indian Constitution, Directive Principles

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Domestic Violence Legislation in India: The Pitfalls of a Human Rights Approach to Gender Equality

21 AM. U. J. GENDER SOC. POL'Y & L. 333 (2013)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 05 Mar 2013
Rehan Abeyratne and Dipika Jain
Chinese University of Hong Kong and OP Jindal Global University - Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)
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domestic violence, human rights, gender equality, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

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Upholding Judicial Supremacy in India: The NJAC Judgment in Comparative Perspective

49 George Washington International Law Review 569 (2017)
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 23 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 07 Aug 2017
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Judicial Appointments, Judicial Independence, Indian Constitution, Comparative Constitutional Law

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Insular and Inconsistent: India's Naz Foundation Judgment in Comparative Perspective

39 Yale Journal of International Law Online 74, 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 16 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Rehan Abeyratne and Nilesh Sinha
Chinese University of Hong Kong and Syracuse University
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Koushal, Naz Foundation, LGBT Rights, Indian Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Same-Sex Rights

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More Structure, More Deference: Proportionality in Hong Kong

Proportionality in Asia (edited by Po Jen Yap, forthcoming 2019)
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 26 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2019
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Proportionality, Hong Kong, Court of Final Appeal

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Giving Structure to the Basic Structure Doctrine

1(2) Indian Law Review 182 (2017)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 22 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 24 Mar 2018
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Basic Structure Doctrine, Unamendability, Indian Constitution, South Asian Constitutionalism

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Superior Responsibility and the Principle of Legality at the ECCC

44 Geo. Wash. Int'l L.Rev. 39 (2012)
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 05 May 2015
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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ECCC, Superior Responsibility, Principle of Legality, Nullem Crimen Sine Lege

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Separation of Powers and the Potential for Constitutional Dialogue in India

5:2 Journal of International and Comparative Law 363 (2018)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 05 Dec 2018
Rehan Abeyratne and Didon Misri
Chinese University of Hong Kong and OP Jindal Global University, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Students
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Separation of Powers, Constitution of India, Public Interest Litigation, Supreme Court of India, High Courts of India, Constitutional Dialogue

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Ordinary Wrongs as Constitutional Rights: The Public Law Model of Torts in South Asia

54 Texas International Law Journal __ Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2019
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Torts, Constitutional Rights, South Asia, South Asian Constitutionalism, Public Interest Litigation

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Centralising Authority: Comparing Executive Power in India and Sri Lanka

Reforming Sri Lankan Presidentialism: Provenance, Problems and Prospects, edited by Asanga Welikala (Colombo: Centre for Policy Alternatives, 2015)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 13 May 2015 Last Revised: 30 May 2015
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Sri Lanka, India, Executive Power, Comparative Constitutional Law

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Rethinking Judicial Independence in India and Sri Lanka

10 Asian Journal of Comparative Law 99
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2017
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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India, Sri Lanka, Judicial Independence, Comparative Constitutional Law

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Uncertain Sovereignty: Ceylon As a Dominion, 1948-1972

17(4) International Journal of Constitutional Law __ (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2019
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Dominion Constitution, Soulbury Constitution, South Asian Constitutionalism, Sri Lanka, Ceylon

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Al Maqaleh and the Diminishing Reach of Habeas Corpus

95 Nebraska Law Review 146 (2016)
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 15 Jan 2016 Last Revised: 07 Oct 2016
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Boumediene, Maqaleh, Bagram, National Security Law, Foreign Relations Law, Habeas Corpus, Extraterritorial Application of Law

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Enforcing Socioeconomic Rights in Neoliberal India

Minnesota Journal of International Law, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2020 (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 03 Apr 2020
Rehan Abeyratne
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Socioeconomic rights, economic and social rights, judicial review, public interest litigation, Indian Supreme Court

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Introduction to Towering Judges: A Comparative Study of Constitutional Judge

Towering Judges: A Comparative Study of Constitutional Judges (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 06 Apr 2020
Rehan Abeyratne and Iddo Porat
Chinese University of Hong Kong and College of Law and Business - Ramat Gan Law School
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Comparative Constitutional Law, Judicial Leadership, Judicial Decisionmaking, Constitutional Change