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Violence Against Women in South Africa: President Zuma and the ANC Still Have Not Got the Message

Guest Contributor 21st February 2013

By Nabihah Iqbal – The recent tragedy of Anene Booysen has brought widespread attention to the pandemic of violence, especially sexual violence, against women in South Africa, a country labelled by Interpol as the ‘rape capital of the world’, and where it is estimatedthat a woman is raped every 17 seconds. Booysen’s case has been […]

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Death Penalty in India: What the Future Holds

Guest Contributor 20th February 2013

By Vrinda Bhandari – Constitutionally speaking, the death penalty in India is limited to the “rarest of the rare” cases and should be implemented in a time frame which is not “unjust, unfair and unreasonable”. Over the last two decades, hangings had become somewhat of a rarity. Since 2004, an informal moratorium seemed to have […]

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Why is the British Coalition Government Undermining the Equality Act and What Can be Done?

Guest Contributor 18th February 2013

By Professor Sir Bob Hepple QC The achievements of the British Equality Acts (EA) 2006 and 2010 are being seriously undermined by actions of the Coalition Government at a time when recession and cuts in public services are having a disproportionate impact on women, working families, jobseekers, Black ethnic minorities, the elderly, and disabled people. […]

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A Quick Overview

Chris McConnachie 15th February 2013

Blog posts have been coming in thick and fast over the last month. To help you get up to speed, the editorial team has put together a quick summary of some of the major themes. Justice Verma Committee on Indian sexual violence laws The Justice Verma Committee submitted its report on the reform of India’s […]

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