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CCTV Cameras in Classrooms: The Conflict between Security and Privacy

Rudra Deosthali and Chittkrishna Thakkar 18th March 2018

The Chief Minister of Delhi recently announced his decision to install CCTV cameras in all public schools, and to provide real time access to the footage to the parents of students, through a mobile application. This decision was considered necessary to ensure the safety and security of children in school, in light of recent instances […]

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The Legality of Unilateral Child Conversion in Malaysia

Kamilia Khairul Anuar 16th March 2018

For Indira Gandhi, whose husband converted to Islam and attempted to unilaterally convert their daughter as well, a long legal battle came to an end when the Malaysian Federal Court handed down its judgment, declaring that the conversion had not followed proper administrative procedures and was therefore legally invalid. Being a Muslim is a legal […]

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Children’s Rights, Illegitimacy and the Rule of Law in Malaysia

Kamilia Khairul Anuar 1st September 2017

In A Child v National Registration Department, 25th July 2017, the Malaysian Court of Appeal held that a Muslim child born out of wedlock should be permitted to take on his father’s name as his surname. The appellants brought the case because they had sought to register their child with the father’s surname, only to […]

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