Intersectional discrimination

Love, Lies, and the Law: The Quandary of Criminalising False Promise to Marry in India

Love, Lies, and the Law: The Quandary of Criminalising False Promise to Marry in India

Indian law is notorious for censuring sexuality outside of marriage, especially for women. A pertinent example is the criminalisation of a ‘false promise to marry’ (FPM) as rape, which recent...
Discrimination Law – Part 1

Discrimination Law – Part 1

Oxford Human Rights Hub · Discrimination Law – Part 1   In this episode, we are exploring some of the key themes in Professor Sandra Fredman’s monograph, Discrimination Law –...
Intersectional Invisibility: Indian Women Manual Scavengers

Intersectional Invisibility: Indian Women Manual Scavengers

Manual scavenging, which involves the picking up of human excreta by hand, is one of the most prevalent forms of caste discrimination in India. Along with caste, another system that...
The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

This blog marks the culmination of the 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women, seeking to call to end violence against women and girls around the...
Semenya v Switzerland: Divided ECtHR Significantly Advances the Human Rights Protection for Intersex Athletes (and all professional sportspeople in general) – Part I

Semenya v Switzerland: Divided ECtHR Significantly Advances the Human Rights Protection for Intersex Athletes (and all professional sportspeople in general) – Part I

Should women with variations of sex characteristics be excluded from professional women’s sports competitions? In recent years, this question has spurred considerable controversy around the globe. In July 2023, the...
International Women’s Day 2023: What Inspires You to ‘Embrace Equity’?

International Women’s Day 2023: What Inspires You to ‘Embrace Equity’?

Every year, 8 March marks International Women’s Day – a global day to celebrate progress in the realisation of women’s rights, and to take stock of challenges yet to be...
The Indian Supreme Court on Affirmative Action for the Upper Caste Poor – Part II

The Indian Supreme Court on Affirmative Action for the Upper Caste Poor – Part II

Image Description: A small signage which says ‘Reserved’. In this post, I continue to engage with the Indian Supreme Court’s decision in Janhit Abhiyan v Union of India. For an...
CEDAW, the Law and Intersectionality: Using Legislation to Improve the Health of Women Being Left Behind

CEDAW, the Law and Intersectionality: Using Legislation to Improve the Health of Women Being Left Behind

The Oxford Human Rights Hub is delighted to announce our keynote speaker event for Michaelmas Term 2022: CEDAW, the Law and Intersectionality: Using Legislation to Improve the Health of Women...
The Death Penalty and its Arbitrary Use to Punish LGBTIQ Persons

The Death Penalty and its Arbitrary Use to Punish LGBTIQ Persons

Image Description: In the photograph, there are many hangman’s nooses/knots in a room. Through one of these nooses, one can observe an empty chair. This photograph is clicked by Vusala...
A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of India – The Appellant with Learning Disability and Indirect Discrimination

A Missed Opportunity for the Supreme Court of India – The Appellant with Learning Disability and Indirect Discrimination

Image Description: A picture of the Supreme Court of India taken from inside the building. In a notable judgement delivered in May [Naman Verma v. Director, Indian institute of Technology...
New Frontiers of LGBTQ+ Liberation

New Frontiers of LGBTQ+ Liberation

Image description: A person standing in the middle of a street waving a rainbow flag. The sky is bright blue and the sun is shining through the flag. New Frontiers...
Do Not Thwart Women’s Employment, Facilitate It: Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitrary Gender-Based Restrictions to Restaurant Orchestras

Do Not Thwart Women’s Employment, Facilitate It: Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Arbitrary Gender-Based Restrictions to Restaurant Orchestras

Image description: A group of women, many of whom are smiling or laughing. The Indian Supreme Court recently delivered a pathbreaking judgment reminding the State of its obligation to facilitate...

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