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Indian Supreme Court Waters Down Legislation Protecting Scheduled Castes and Tribes from Unlawful Discrimination

Indian Supreme Court Waters Down Legislation Protecting Scheduled Castes and Tribes from Unlawful Discrimination

On 20 March, a Two-Judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court diluted the provisions of the Scheduled Caste and ...
Understanding the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on The Atrocities Act, Against Backward Classes

Understanding the Indian Supreme Court Judgment on The Atrocities Act, Against Backward Classes

The Supreme Court of India recently rendered a historic judgment relating to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled ...
Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Cakes and the Conscience Wars

Last week, the U.K. Supreme Court heard argument in Lee v. Ashers Baking Company. The case involves a baker whose ...
Discriminatory changes to UK disability benefits: some hope from judicial intervention?

Discriminatory changes to UK disability benefits: some hope from judicial intervention?

Welfare benefit law and policy has seen considerable controversy over the last few years, as existing benefits are ...
Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Brazil’s Landmark Decision on Transgender Persons’ Official Documents

Language is a powerful tool, though often overlooked by fields unattached to linguistics. Vocabulary choice is ...
Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi: A Dangerous Precedent for Interpreting Consent in Rape Cases in India

Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi: A Dangerous Precedent for Interpreting Consent in Rape Cases in India

In a recent case before the Indian Supreme Court, Ms X v Mahmood Farooqi, the court refused to overturn a Delhi ...
Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

Gender Equality through Economic Development (with Isabel C. Jaramillo Sierra)

In September 2015, the UN adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all ...
Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Gaining More from Human Rights: Access to Health Care and Surviving Childbirth is not Enough

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, at all ages. ...
CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities released its advance unedited version of the General ...
Tackling FGM In India: Is It Time For A New Law?

Tackling FGM In India: Is It Time For A New Law?

According to a study conducted on members of the Bohra community in India, a startling 75% of the daughters of the ...
A Step Closer to Equality: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

A Step Closer to Equality: LGBTQ+ Rights in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark advisory opinion delivered on January 9th, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights stated that the ...
First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

First Criminal Conviction under Belgium’s Anti-Sexism Act

A man who made sexist remarks to a female police officer was sentenced to pay a €3,000 fine and became the first ...

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