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Empathy and Justice: Abortion Rights for Minor Rape Victims in India

Empathy and Justice: Abortion Rights for Minor Rape Victims in India

Otherwise viewed as a laudable step in addressing rights to abort, India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP) inadvertently leaves minor rape victims vulnerable. A recent decision of the...
Gujjar Custodial Violence in Kashmir: Is it Time for India to Ratify UNCAT?

Gujjar Custodial Violence in Kashmir: Is it Time for India to Ratify UNCAT?

Particularly horrifying incidents of custodial violence by the Indian military have recently come to light, with videos showing civilians from the Gujjar community in the Indian-administered territory of Jammu and...
ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

For her upcoming report to the Human Rights Council to be presented in June 2024, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Ms. Farida Shaheed, will consider...
Unveiling the Silent Struggles of Adolescents Seeking Safe Abortion in India

Unveiling the Silent Struggles of Adolescents Seeking Safe Abortion in India

The tragic Nirbhaya Gang Rape Case revolutionised Indian Criminal Law with the enactment of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) in 2012. The primary objective of...
A Historic Moment: Indian Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

A Historic Moment: Indian Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Oxford Human Rights Hub · A Historic Moment: Indian Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision   In this week’s episode, we talk to Devina Malaviya, Associate Professor of Legal Pzractice and...
Birthing Justice: Commercial Surrogacy and the Imperative of Women’s Rights in Contemporary India

Birthing Justice: Commercial Surrogacy and the Imperative of Women’s Rights in Contemporary India

Claudia Goldin, the recipient of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, provides a comprehensive account of women’s labour market participation through the centuries which demonstrates that their contribution to...
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...
Empty Seats, Silenced Voices: Looming Shadow of Democratic Erosion in India’s Mass Suspensions

Empty Seats, Silenced Voices: Looming Shadow of Democratic Erosion in India’s Mass Suspensions

Recently, during the Winter Session of the Indian Parliament, more than 140 opposition members of Parliament (MPs) were suspended, sparking concerns about the freedom of speech and expression in the...
The Absentia Dilemma: The Introduction of Trial In-Absentia in Indian Legislation

The Absentia Dilemma: The Introduction of Trial In-Absentia in Indian Legislation

The Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS), the successor to the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), is one of three new Indian Criminal Law bills, recently passed by the Parliament...
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,...
A Regression of Rights? The Exclusion of LGBTQI+ Individuals from the Supreme Court of India’s Sexual Harassment Regulations

A Regression of Rights? The Exclusion of LGBTQI+ Individuals from the Supreme Court of India’s Sexual Harassment Regulations

On 7 November 2023, the Supreme Court of India declined a petition seeking to amend the Gender Sensitization and Sexual Harassment of Women at the Supreme Court of India (Prevention,...

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