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Clarifying the Law on Consent in The Verma Report

Meghan Campbell 31st January 2013

After the tragedy of the gang rape in Delhi on December 16, 2012, the Committee on Amendments to Criminal Law (The Verma Report) has submitted recommendations to the Prime Minister of India on reforming the laws on rape. The definition of legal consent to rape and sexual assault raises many challenging issues on the roles […]

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The Future of Human Rights on These Islands

Guest Contributor 28th January 2013

Now that the idea of a new UK Bill of Rights appears to be buried, choices re-emerge. The predicted outcome of the London-based Commission’s work was finally confirmed in December. Where now for human rights? Thinking beyond the European Convention on Human Rights was never confined to this generation or any one process. The limitations of the […]

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Are only the ‘discrete and insular’ subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group’s brief in Windsor v United States

Karl Laird 27th January 2013

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues to update OxHRH Blog readers on the progress of same sex relationship rights on the other side of the Atlantic.  In this piece Karl analyses the respondent’s brief in Windsor v United States. The Supreme […]

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Are only the 'discrete and insular' subject to prejudice?: An analysis of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group's brief in Windsor v United States

admin 27th January 2013

In the wake of the introduction of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in the UK last week, Karl Laird continues to update OxHRH Blog readers on the progress of same sex relationship rights on the other side of the Atlantic.  In this piece Karl analyses the respondent’s brief in Windsor v United States. The Supreme […]

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The Justice JS Verma Committee Report on Amendments to Criminal Law relating to Sexual Violence in India- Preliminary Observations

Dhvani Mehta 24th January 2013

The Justice JS Verma Committee, set up by the Government of India after the horrific  gang-rape in Delhi on December 16, 2012, submitted a 630 page report on 23 January 2012, setting out its recommendations for the reform of India’s sexual violence laws. The Committee received over 80,000 responses to its call for submissions. A copy of […]

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