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Triple Talaq and Women’s Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

Triple Talaq and Women’s Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

The Indian Supreme Court’s multi-religious Constitutional bench, in its much anticipated majority decision in the ...
The Case For Recognition Of Muslim Marriages In South Africa

The Case For Recognition Of Muslim Marriages In South Africa

The South African Constitution guarantees all of its citizens the right to equality, dignity, freedom of religion ...
Slavery & Casteism in India: No Road to Freedom?

Slavery & Casteism in India: No Road to Freedom?

Modern slavery continues to be a significant problem, even in 2017. There are 46 million people around the world ...
Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 2

Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 2

In a blog post yesterday, I considered the impact which the recent decisions of the European Court of Human Rights ...
Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 1

Niqabs in Strasbourg, Again: Part 1

Burqa bans seem to be in fashion, not only in the 5-odd countries that have chosen this policy line, not only at ...
CEDAW Committee General Recommendation on Violence against Women Updated

CEDAW Committee General Recommendation on Violence against Women Updated

In July 2017, the CEDAW Committee released a new General Recommendation (No. 35) on Violence Against Women (VAW), ...
Gender Equality in China

Gender Equality in China

Confucianism has been regarded as a nationwide paradigm in China for over two millennia. Susan Greenhalgh (1985) ...
Islam and Human Rights: A Critical Intersection

Islam and Human Rights: A Critical Intersection

Global politics is increasingly concerned with the relationship between religion and human rights. Human rights ...
Battling for Equality: Recognizing Civil Service Benefits in Same-sex Marriages

Battling for Equality: Recognizing Civil Service Benefits in Same-sex Marriages

The struggle for LGBTQ rights remains an embryonic fight in Asia, waiting to be further developed through advocacy ...
State Intervention in Muslim Personal Law: A Case of Fundamental Misunderstanding

State Intervention in Muslim Personal Law: A Case of Fundamental Misunderstanding

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board [the Board], has been at the centre of a raging controversy for the past ...
Women in the Iranian Labour Market: Infringement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Women in the Iranian Labour Market: Infringement of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Regardless of the fact that women have a very significant contribution to make to national production, employment ...
The Great Balancing Act: Countering Online Hate Speech While Protecting Freedom of Expression

The Great Balancing Act: Countering Online Hate Speech While Protecting Freedom of Expression

German lawmakers have recently passed a controversial law, ‘Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz’ (Network Enforcement Act ...

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