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Intersectional Invisibility: Indian Women Manual Scavengers

Intersectional Invisibility: Indian Women Manual Scavengers

Manual scavenging, which involves the picking up of human excreta by hand, is one of the most prevalent forms of caste discrimination in India. Along with caste, another system that...
Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

Nepal registers First Same-Sex Marriage: A Glimmer of Hope for Global LGBTQIA+

On 29 November 2023, Nepal became the second Asian Country to register a same-sex marriage after Taiwan. This represents a significant development in the struggle for marriage equality for the...
EU Artificial Intelligence Act Approved: What Remains Missing from this Compromise?

EU Artificial Intelligence Act Approved: What Remains Missing from this Compromise?

“We had one goal: to develop legislation that would ensure that the AI ecosystem in Europe develops with a human-centered approach respecting fundamental rights and European values, building trust, creating...
Confronting Cyber Homophobia – Lessons from the United Kingdom and a Plea for Legal Reform in India

Confronting Cyber Homophobia – Lessons from the United Kingdom and a Plea for Legal Reform in India

Priyanshu, a self-taught make-up artist and social media influencer from Ujjain, India, boasting an Instagram account with over 13,000 followers, was known for sharing content related to make-up, beauty, and...
Non-Refoulement of Uyghur Prisoners in India

Non-Refoulement of Uyghur Prisoners in India

Although India is not party to the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Rights of Refugees, this does not preclude it from its Principle of Non-Refoulement, or prohibition of refoulement,...
The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

The UK’s First Country Visit under the Istanbul Convention. Part I: Systemic Challenges and Institutional Inertia

This blog marks the culmination of the 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women, seeking to call to end violence against women and girls around the...
75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Its Legacy Represents Today

75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: What Its Legacy Represents Today

This post marks International Human Rights Day on the 10 December, the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I write this from Ukraine, where I...
Museums and Missiles: Russia’s Attack on Ukrainian Heritage Highlights the Need to Protect Cultural Rights

Museums and Missiles: Russia’s Attack on Ukrainian Heritage Highlights the Need to Protect Cultural Rights

Since Russian troops invaded Ukraine in February 2022, they have bombed, defaced, and looted sites of cultural significance to the Ukrainian people. UNESCO recently confirmed that 295 sites have been...
The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

The Supreme Court’s Rwanda Judgment: What Now for the Government?

All eyes were on the Supreme Court last Wednesday when it handed down its ruling on the lawfulness of the government’s much-criticised Rwanda scheme. The judgment featured a number of...
The Fundamental Knot: Why a Hands-Off Approach by the Indian Judiciary Poses a Challenge to Marriage Equality in India

The Fundamental Knot: Why a Hands-Off Approach by the Indian Judiciary Poses a Challenge to Marriage Equality in India

The Supreme Court of India on 17 October 2023 delivered its long-awaited judgement on the legality of same-sex marriages in the country. The 3:2 majority verdict refused to recognise the...
(Re)Learning from the Ground-Breaking Judgement of the Supreme Court of Mauritius Decriminalising Sodomy: A Kenyan Perspective

(Re)Learning from the Ground-Breaking Judgement of the Supreme Court of Mauritius Decriminalising Sodomy: A Kenyan Perspective

On 4 October 2023, the Supreme Court of Mauritius delivered a ground-breaking judgment in the case of Abdool Ah Seek v State of Mauritius, which effectively ruled that a law...
Silencing the Indigenous Voice: How Australians Have Failed Their Own People Part II

Silencing the Indigenous Voice: How Australians Have Failed Their Own People Part II

The first part of this blog series addressed the background to the referendum and the Constitution of Australia, including how it derives from racially discriminatory beliefs which would later be...

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