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India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s ‘One Woman Quota’ on Board of Directors Fails to Bring About Gender Equality

India’s law mandating quotas for women on the board of directors allows scope for tokenism, doesn’t facilitate ...
Decriminalising homosexuality in India: The Long, Twisted Road of Section 377

Decriminalising homosexuality in India: The Long, Twisted Road of Section 377

Section 377, Indian Penal Code: Unnatural offences – Whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order ...
Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Padriwala: A Chance to Redeem, Update and Rationalize the Law

Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Padriwala: A Chance to Redeem, Update and Rationalize the Law

An appeal against the decision of Gujarat High Court in the case of Goolrokh Gupta v. Burjor Pardiwala is being ...
International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

International Law, Right to Privacy and Marital Rape in India

In an order dated 6/11/2017, the High Court of Gujarat described marital rape as “a disgraceful offence that has ...
Through Two Progressive Rulings, Indian Supreme Court Bolsters Rights of the Disabled

Through Two Progressive Rulings, Indian Supreme Court Bolsters Rights of the Disabled

In India, home to one of the world's largest populations of disabled people, the Government has taken a number of ...
Is Consent of the Husband Needed for an Abortion in India?

Is Consent of the Husband Needed for an Abortion in India?

The Indian Supreme Court on 27th October, 2017 in the case of Anil Kumar Malhotra v. Ajay Pasricha, dismissed a ...
Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

Criminal Justice and the Death Penalty in India: An Opinion Study with 60 Former Supreme Court Judges

The Centre on the Death Penalty at National Law University, Delhi conducted an opinion study with 60 former Indian ...
The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

The Supreme Court of India Reads down the Marital Rape Exception: A Partial Victory for Women’s Rights Advocates

In a recent case, Independent Thought v. Union of India and Anr, a division bench of the Supreme Court of India ...
Consent In Indian Rape Law: A Case For An Objective Standard Of Determining Consent

Consent In Indian Rape Law: A Case For An Objective Standard Of Determining Consent

Section 375 of the Indian Penal code defines rape as the offence committed by a man having sexual intercourse with ...
Farooqui v State Government of Delhi: Confusing Consent

Farooqui v State Government of Delhi: Confusing Consent

The recent Delhi High Court judgment acquitting Mahmood Farooqui of rape is problematic as it appears to create a ...
Child Marriage before the Indian Supreme Court

Child Marriage before the Indian Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India on 11th October 2017 ruled that sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his ...
The Indian Supreme Court’s “Curative” Hearing in the “LGBT Case”

The Indian Supreme Court’s “Curative” Hearing in the “LGBT Case”

In 2009, the High Court of Delhi decriminalized same-sex relations between consenting adults in India, holding ...

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