Sanya Samtani

Sanya Samtani is a DPhil candidate at the Law Faculty, University of Oxford and a Graduate Research Resident at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. Sanya's research focuses on students' access to educational materials at the intersection of international copyright law and international human rights law, as well as the domestic effect of these obligations in India and South Africa. She has written publicly on the ongoing South African copyright reform process with a focus on the Bill of Rights.

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Openness is a Human Rights Issue: Copyright Amendment Bill and Access to Educational Materials in South Africa

Openness is a Human Rights Issue: Copyright Amendment Bill and Access to Educational Materials in South Africa

October 19th to 25th is International Open Access (OA) Week 2020. This year’s theme is “Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion”. The theme invites us to recognise and redress the historical, ...
Deporting Rohingya Refugees: Indian Supreme Court Violates Principle of Non-refoulement

Deporting Rohingya Refugees: Indian Supreme Court Violates Principle of Non-refoulement

On 4 October 2018, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to stay the deportation of seven Rohingya refugees from India to Myanmar. These men were arrested and incarcerated in 2012 for the offence of entering the ...
Tackling Moral Policing in Mumbai: A Human Rights Approach

Tackling Moral Policing in Mumbai: A Human Rights Approach

In the latest news on moral policing, earlier this month the Mumbai police conducted a round of raids across lodges, resorts and hotels in the holiday region of Madh Island and Aksa in northern Mumbai and apprehended close to 40 ...