Aradhana Cherupara Vadekkethil

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Aradhana is a DPhil candidate, with the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on rape  adjudication in India; she seeks to highlight through her research how culturally dominant notions, underlying preconceptions and prejudices about rape percolate through the talk of these cases in a variety of settings and shape their outcome. Her research is supervised by Professor Laura Hoyano. Prior to the DPhil, she read for the Master of Philosophy in Law (2019) and Bachelor of Civil Law (2018) at the University of Oxford, and the BA LLB (Hons.) at the National Law University, Delhi (India). She was awarded the Modern Law Review Scholarship in 2021 and the Gopal Subramaniam Scholarship (Somerville College, University of Oxford) in 2019. She is Editor of the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, Associate Editor with the Indian Law Review and was Co-Chairperson of the Oxford Pro Bono Publico (2018-19).

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Foodora Couriers are ‘Dependent Contractors’ Rules Ontario Labour Relations Board

Foodora Couriers are ‘Dependent Contractors’ Rules Ontario Labour Relations Board

In August 2019, couriers working for Foodora Inc. (Foodora), a web services company that provides an online marketplace platform connecting consumers to restaurants, voted on whether to join the Canadian Union of Postal Workers ...
French Court of Cassation Rules that Uber Drivers are  Employees

French Court of Cassation Rules that Uber Drivers are Employees

On 4th of March 2020, French Court of Cassation (the country’s highest court for civil matters) in a landmark ruling confirmed the Paris Court of Appeal’s finding that Uber drivers are employees. Mr. X had petitioned the industrial ...
Indian Gay Rights Case opens gateways for Article 15 and Intersectionality

Indian Gay Rights Case opens gateways for Article 15 and Intersectionality

In a landmark judgment on 6th September, 2018, a five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India in Navtej Johar v Union of India decriminalised same-sex relations. In a unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court held that ...
Is Consent of the Husband Needed for an Abortion in India?

Is Consent of the Husband Needed for an Abortion in India?

The Indian Supreme Court on 27th October, 2017 in the case of Anil Kumar Malhotra v. Ajay Pasricha, dismissed a man’s petition who was seeking damages from his wife as she had terminated her pregnancy without his consent. The husband ...