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Afghanistan Crisis and Inadequate Indian Refugee Policy

Afghanistan Crisis and Inadequate Indian Refugee Policy

The speed with which the Taliban seized Afghanistan as American forces withdrew has plunged Afghanistan into a ...
Plugging the Leaks in Food Distribution: The Supreme Court of India Delivers Migrant Workers’ Right to Food

Plugging the Leaks in Food Distribution: The Supreme Court of India Delivers Migrant Workers’ Right to Food

Unemployment caused by India’s COVID-19 lockdown from 24 March, 2020 led to a homeward exodus - characterised by a ...
Kurt v Austria: ECHR Positive Obligations Without a Coercive Sting?

Kurt v Austria: ECHR Positive Obligations Without a Coercive Sting?

A terrible family drama reopens the debate about the coercive sting of ECHR positive obligations Measures to ...
Preventive Detention for Bursting Myths: The Draconian National Security Act in India

Preventive Detention for Bursting Myths: The Draconian National Security Act in India

A Supreme Court bench of India comprising Honourable Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah directed the release ...
Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

Canada’s Failure: Climate Change and International Human Rights

“While I was breathing in wildfire smoke last month with Vancouver’s air quality rated worst in the world, Canadian
Banning Conversion Therapy in India: The Do’s and Don’ts

Banning Conversion Therapy in India: The Do’s and Don’ts

Conversion therapy (‘CT’) is practiced to change the sexual orientation of an individual, in order to ensure that ...
India’s Covid-19 vaccination policy must protect the constitutional rights of its citizens

India’s Covid-19 vaccination policy must protect the constitutional rights of its citizens

The Supreme Court of India has found the Government’s vaccine policy, released on 21st April 2021, to be prima ...
Climate Change and Fundamental Freedoms: The German Constitutional Court Orders Legislature to Rectify Climate Change Law

Climate Change and Fundamental Freedoms: The German Constitutional Court Orders Legislature to Rectify Climate Change Law

On March 24, 2021, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany held certain provisions of the 2019 Federal Climate ...
Climate Claims Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Climate Claims Before the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Each of the major UN human rights treaties establishes a treaty body, a body of independent experts that oversees ...
A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

On 8 April 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to grant relief in a petition ...
IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

IEA v Brazil: Rights-Based Climate Litigation to Protect the Brazilian Amazon

“[C]limate stability is a new social need, essential to the preservation of human life and ecological balance.” ...
Youth Led Litigation Highlights the Intergenerational Impact of Climate Change

Youth Led Litigation Highlights the Intergenerational Impact of Climate Change

The impact of dangerous climate change on our children and future generations has been highlighted by campaigns ...

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