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India’s Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: a step in the right direction, but no more

India’s Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: a step in the right direction, but no more

The upper house of the Indian Parliament recently passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016 (the Bill) with the aim ...
Perpetuating Discrimination: A Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework Surrounding Leprosy in India

Perpetuating Discrimination: A Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework Surrounding Leprosy in India

Over several centuries, leprosy has gained notoriety as a highly contagious and incurable disease. With the advent ...
The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

This post examines a petition made to the Indian Supreme Court by a rape victim’s mother. The petitioner avers ...
Griffiths v Department of Work and Pensions: Adjusting Reasonable Adjustments

Griffiths v Department of Work and Pensions: Adjusting Reasonable Adjustments

What is it that UK courts don’t get about positive treatment in discrimination law? A book could be written on the ...
Twenty Years on, Inclusion Remains a Distant Dream for India’s Disabled

Twenty Years on, Inclusion Remains a Distant Dream for India’s Disabled

Even as India’s principal legislation for the empowerment of the disabled, the Persons with Disabilities (Equal ...
Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

Entering the No-Go Zone – Social Security and Discrimination in the UK Supreme Court

It is rare for a human rights challenge in the social security context to succeed in the English courts. In large ...
Disability Defence to Possession can Rarely be Decided Summarily: Akerman-Livinsgtone v Aster Communities Ltd

Disability Defence to Possession can Rarely be Decided Summarily: Akerman-Livinsgtone v Aster Communities Ltd

This note considers the procedural implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Akerman-Livingstone, which held ...
Mainstreaming Disability in Development: The need for a Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda

Mainstreaming Disability in Development: The need for a Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda

As a report by the World Health Organization indicates, around 15% of the world’s population, roughly 1 billion ...
An Extraordinary Feat of Firsts: Oxford Disability Mooting Championship and Discussion

An Extraordinary Feat of Firsts: Oxford Disability Mooting Championship and Discussion

On 22 November 2014, the Oxford Law Faculty and Wadham College organised the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford ...
Indian Lip Service to the UNCRPD: Examining the Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014

Indian Lip Service to the UNCRPD: Examining the Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014

Having ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007, India was ...
The Problem of Progressive Realization – Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Jamaica

The Problem of Progressive Realization – Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Jamaica

Jamaica boasts of being the first country in the world to both sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on ...
Executing the Intellectually Disabled: a Stronger Prohibition

Executing the Intellectually Disabled: a Stronger Prohibition

On 21 February 1978, Freddie Hall and his accomplice, kidnapped, raped and murdered a young woman, and in a ...

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