Gender

Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

Protecting Abortion, Respecting Disability: Moving Beyond “Fetal Impairment” Grounds in the Treaty Bodies

In June 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States narrowly maintained that states could not unduly burden ...
A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

A drought-stricken and marginalised Tharparkar: The right to water and COVID-19 in Pakistan

The people of Tharparkar (Thar), Pakistan, called ‘Tharis’, have been facing water scarcity for years. In the ...
Gender Based Violence Courts in Pakistan: A Gap in Gender Equality Remains, but a Promising Start

Gender Based Violence Courts in Pakistan: A Gap in Gender Equality Remains, but a Promising Start

Available data indicated that in Pakistan, only 2-3% of rape perpetrators were convicted. In light of this, the ...
Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

Abortion In Northern Ireland – We Have Decriminilisation What Comes Next?

After decades of campaigning, parliamentary debates, court cases, national and international inquiries abortion ...
Hungarian Bill Obliterates Gender Recognition Rights

Hungarian Bill Obliterates Gender Recognition Rights

On 19th May 2020, the Hungarian parliament passed Bill T/9934. Article 33 of the Bill makes information on an ...
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, ...

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