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Deciphering The Reality Of The Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill 2016

Devershi Mishra and Komal Khare 14th April 2017

In a country where a significant percentage of the population identifies as being a transgender, the rights and protections accorded to the transgender community in India are deploringly inadequate. Discrimination against transgender people is systemic and deeply entrenched. In 2015 the Upper House of the Parliament passed The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, on which […]

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Essop v Home Office: Proving Indirect Discrimination

Tom Lowenthal 6th April 2017

Yesterday, the UK Supreme Court gave a much-anticipated judgment in the case of Essop v Home Office, concerning the prohibition of indirect discrimination in the employment context. In an area of law beset by confusion, this case is exemplary in the clear and comprehensible way it deals with the issues, and for its sensitive and […]

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Re-victimizing Victims of Sexual Assault: UK Child Benefit Laws

Meghan Campbell 6th April 2017

In the last few years, the UK has been relentlessly pursuing austerity measures and drastically reducing welfare expenditure. Today, as part of this trend, the government has restricted access to child benefits. Families who have a third child after April 6 2017 will not receive child benefits (in the form of tax credits) for that […]

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