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Suspension of Labour Laws in Uttar Pradesh Amidst COVID-19: A Fundamental Rights Emergency?

Suspension of Labour Laws in Uttar Pradesh Amidst COVID-19: A Fundamental Rights Emergency?

On May 6, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh government, suspended 35 out of 38 labour laws in the state for three years by enabling the Uttar Pradesh (Temporary Exemptions from Certain...
Covid-19 and Protecting the Rights of Labourers in India

Covid-19 and Protecting the Rights of Labourers in India

At a time when approximately 10 million labourers across India are left with no food or income and are trapped in different cities due to the nation-wide lockdown, few states...
Rethinking Patients’ Privacy in light of the Coronavirus Epidemic in India

Rethinking Patients’ Privacy in light of the Coronavirus Epidemic in India

The past months have truly tested our global healthcare systems with over 5,240,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Many countries are at the stage of ‘community outbreak’ with...
Indian Supreme Court Arbitrarily Limits Children’s Right to Protest

Indian Supreme Court Arbitrarily Limits Children’s Right to Protest

On February 10, the Supreme Court of India (SC) issued a notice to prohibit children from entering the areas where Anti – CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protests were held. The...
The Broken State of Capital Sentencing in India’s Trial Courts

The Broken State of Capital Sentencing in India’s Trial Courts

Project 39A at National Law University, Delhi analysed judgments of all capital cases (215 in total) across trial courts of three Indian states, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, decided over...
COVID-19 and the Curious Case of Continued Detention of ‘Foreigners’ in India

COVID-19 and the Curious Case of Continued Detention of ‘Foreigners’ in India

On 13 April 2020, the Supreme Court of India ordered that ‘foreigners’ who had been detained for at least two years in the state of Assam would be eligible for...
Does India’s covid-19 Contact Tracing App Violate Digital Rights?

Does India’s covid-19 Contact Tracing App Violate Digital Rights?

On 14 April 2020, during his speech on the extension of the lockdown in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to download the Aarogya Setu app to supplement the...
Covid-19, Patents and Access to Medication in India

Covid-19, Patents and Access to Medication in India

The Covid-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly across India. India has had a long-drawn struggle around affordable universal healthcare and this disease would be a tough test for its resources. Covid-19...
Covid-19 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India

Covid-19 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India

Covid-19 is not uniform in its impact. Persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Those with underlying health complications face higher risks of severe illness and fatality. Persons...
The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

“The question really, for me, is not so much one of the degree of deference that courts should grant the State, but the degree of empathy the court demonstrates towards...
Have Prisons In India Become Ticking Time Bombs Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak?

Have Prisons In India Become Ticking Time Bombs Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak?

The Apex court in India, right from the latter half of the 20th Century till as late as March 2020, has upheld the status of prisoners as people who have...
Abortion Law Reform in India: One Step Forward & Two Steps Back

Abortion Law Reform in India: One Step Forward & Two Steps Back

In an important development, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament on 17 March 2020 passed the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020, providing for purportedly beneficial provisions furthering...

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