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India’s New Transgender Bill and its Discontents

India’s New Transgender Bill and its Discontents

The government of India attempted to take a progressive step to protect the rights and dignity of transgender ...
The Indian Anti-Trafficking Bill, 2018: A Misguided Attempt to Resolve the Human Trafficking Crisis in India

The Indian Anti-Trafficking Bill, 2018: A Misguided Attempt to Resolve the Human Trafficking Crisis in India

The controversial Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 (The Bill), is ...
Affirmative Action Without Accessibility: India’s Higher Education System Fails Disabled Students

Affirmative Action Without Accessibility: India’s Higher Education System Fails Disabled Students

2.21 % of India’s population is disabled, and many of these disabled persons are subject to exclusion and ...
Indian Supreme Court Judge Calls for Abolishing the Death Penalty

Indian Supreme Court Judge Calls for Abolishing the Death Penalty

In a powerful dissenting opinion that has reignited the debate on the retention of the death penalty in India, ...
An Analysis of the NRC controversy in Assam: Migration and Citizenship in India

An Analysis of the NRC controversy in Assam: Migration and Citizenship in India

On July 30, 2018, the second draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published by the Government of ...
Legal Gaps and Inconsistencies in India’s Commercial Surrogacy Ban

Legal Gaps and Inconsistencies in India’s Commercial Surrogacy Ban

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, which was laid on the tables of both Houses in August 2017, no longer ...
LBGT+ Rights in India

LBGT+ Rights in India

This blog is the third in a series that takes a snapshot of where LGBT+ rights are in 2018, as a result of some ...
Aadhaar Verdict: A Middle Path

Aadhaar Verdict: A Middle Path

The Supreme Court of India has emerged as a strong force in safeguarding the Constitutional values, and has had a ...
Indian Supreme Court Decriminalises Adultery: A Step Closer to Criminalising Marital Rape

Indian Supreme Court Decriminalises Adultery: A Step Closer to Criminalising Marital Rape

In the landmark decision in Joseph Shine v Union of India on 27 September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court ...
Indian Gay Rights Case opens gateways for Article 15 and Intersectionality

Indian Gay Rights Case opens gateways for Article 15 and Intersectionality

In a landmark judgment on 6th September, 2018, a five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India in ...
Deporting Rohingya Refugees: Indian Supreme Court Violates Principle of Non-refoulement

Deporting Rohingya Refugees: Indian Supreme Court Violates Principle of Non-refoulement

On 4 October 2018, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to stay the deportation of seven ...
Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Women’s Entry into Religious Temple

Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Women’s Entry into Religious Temple

Recently, a (4:1) majority of a five-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court in Indian Lawyers ...

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