Right to life

Neither Leftovers nor Crumbs: Misunderstanding the Right to Food in India

Neither Leftovers nor Crumbs: Misunderstanding the Right to Food in India

One of the most enterprising initiatives undertaken by the Supreme Court of India (the Court) has been the recognition of a legal standalone right to food which mandates the government...
The Violation of Human Rights of Women in Mental Healthcare Institutions

The Violation of Human Rights of Women in Mental Healthcare Institutions

Recently, the Supreme Court, while adjudicating upon a plea by Gaurav Bansal, took note of the human rights violations faced by women institutionalised in government-run mental health establishments across India....
Right to housing and dignity denied: Indian Supreme Court orders eviction of slum dwellers within 3 months

Right to housing and dignity denied: Indian Supreme Court orders eviction of slum dwellers within 3 months

In a recent order passed in the case of MC Mehta v. Union of India, the Supreme Court has given directions to remove around 48,000 slum dwellings that run along...
Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

Ireland: Historic Victory for Environmental Campaigners

In a landmark decision, the Irish Supreme Court has unanimously quashed what it termed the Irish Government’s ‘excessively vague’ plan to tackle climate change. The Court held that the plan...

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