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A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?

A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?

A recent Indian Supreme Court judgement, Mukesh Kumar & Another v State of Uttarakhand & Others, held that ...
Dilution of the Presumption of Innocence Principle in India

Dilution of the Presumption of Innocence Principle in India

In two cases decided in 2019, the Bombay and Calcutta High Courts adopted diverging positions regarding the ...
Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

In India, the minimum legal age for marriage is different for men and women. Section 4(c), Special Marriage Act, ...
Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Justice S. Muralidhar

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Justice S. Muralidhar

This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a ...
Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

The Equal Remuneration Act 1976 (‘ERA’), a legislation in India dealing with equal pay for equal work for men and ...
The sex discrimination argument for LGBTQ rights: Contrasting the US with India

The sex discrimination argument for LGBTQ rights: Contrasting the US with India

In October 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on a question of law that might shape the ...
The Communications Blackout in Kashmir: The Rebirth of a ‘National Security’ Court?

The Communications Blackout in Kashmir: The Rebirth of a ‘National Security’ Court?

On October 1st, the Indian Supreme Court heard petitions relating to the media and communications blackout in ...
Failure of the Indian Supreme Court to Protect the Rights of Dalits

Failure of the Indian Supreme Court to Protect the Rights of Dalits

The Indian society is characterised by a caste system, which is a hierarchical social stratification based on ...
Human Rights and Internet Shut-Downs in Jammu & Kashmir

Human Rights and Internet Shut-Downs in Jammu & Kashmir

The developments in Valleys of Jammu and Kashmir (hereinafter J&K or valley) has witnessed innumerable counts ...
The Eroding Foundations of Freedom of Information in India

The Eroding Foundations of Freedom of Information in India

The right to information is often understood as essential for the effective exercise of the right to expression, ...
Constitutionality of India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019: India’s McCarthyism Moment

Constitutionality of India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019: India’s McCarthyism Moment

In a chilling throwback McCarthyism in the United States, India’s Parliament has passed the Unlawful Activities ...
Non-abyssal and Ableist Indian Supreme Court: The Abyssal Exclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Non-abyssal and Ableist Indian Supreme Court: The Abyssal Exclusion of Persons with Disabilities

The famous critical thinker, Santos, has forcefully argued that critical theorists and social scientists have ...

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