Gender

Should the Indian Supreme Court Scrap the Marital Rape Exemption?

Should the Indian Supreme Court Scrap the Marital Rape Exemption?

Judges always have at the ready some doctrinal basin to wash their hands of moral complicity.
The Unconstitutionality of the Marital Rape Exemption in India

The Unconstitutionality of the Marital Rape Exemption in India

The marital rape exemption reinforces the patriarchal stereotype that women have no sexual freedom or autonomy ...
A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

The anti-exclusion principle is helpful as a common denominator for considering cases of conflict between ...
An Equal Right to Freedom of Religion: A Reading of the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Sabarimala

An Equal Right to Freedom of Religion: A Reading of the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Sabarimala

Religious denominations cannot exercise their autonomy in a manner that degrades basic human dignity.
Women’s Right to Sexual and Reproductive Decision-Making: The UN Population Fund Report 2020

Women’s Right to Sexual and Reproductive Decision-Making: The UN Population Fund Report 2020

One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to ‘Achieve ...
Domestic Violence in the Age of Coronavirus:  Additional Reporting Barriers and Potential Immigration Consequences in the U.S.

Domestic Violence in the Age of Coronavirus: Additional Reporting Barriers and Potential Immigration Consequences in the U.S.

Increases in the incidence of domestic violence have been reported across the globe during the coronavirus ...
The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

"The question really, for me, is not so much one of the degree of deference that courts should grant the State, ...
COVID-19 and Domestic Violence in South Africa

COVID-19 and Domestic Violence in South Africa

South Africa has been on state lockdown since midnight of 26 March 2020, in the government’s attempt to curb the ...
Does State laicity in Québec breach gender equality?

Does State laicity in Québec breach gender equality?

The ongoing debate on State laicity in Québec recently took a new twist before the courts. Shortly after the ...
‘But a Small Price to Pay’ – Degradation of Rights in Childbirth During COVID-19

‘But a Small Price to Pay’ – Degradation of Rights in Childbirth During COVID-19

‘No visitors. Induced labor. Converted delivery wards. Tens of thousands of women across the country are giving ...
Sharing or Caring? The Delineation of UK Parental Rights

Sharing or Caring? The Delineation of UK Parental Rights

Following the Supreme Court’s refusal to permit an appeal in Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall, the ...
Gender Parity in the Chilean Constitutional Convention: What Does it Mean for Chilean Democracy?

Gender Parity in the Chilean Constitutional Convention: What Does it Mean for Chilean Democracy?

Recently, on March 4, 2020, the two chambers of the Chilean Congress approved gender parity for the election of ...

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