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The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

This post examines a petition made to the Indian Supreme Court by a rape victim’s mother. The petitioner avers that
Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, presents a miserable picture of an economy shattered by decades of constant ...
India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

In a recent ruling, the Bombay High Court upheld the right of women to enter the Shani Shinganapur temple in the ...
Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Some women in India have to risk their life and sexual integrity when they decide to go to the toilet. Others who ...
Sentencing and the Possibility of Reform in India

Sentencing and the Possibility of Reform in India

Last month the Supreme Court of India took a regressive step by affirming a 2008 decision (Swamy Shradhanand) in ...
An Overview of Developments in the Process of Judicial Appointments in India

An Overview of Developments in the Process of Judicial Appointments in India

As highlighted in Arghya Sengupta’s post on judicial appointments in India appearing on the Blog early this year, ...
Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies in India

Regulating Assisted Reproductive Technologies in India

India’s reported decision to ban surrogacy for foreigners has received plenty of news coverage and analysis in ...
The High Court of Delhi on Pregnancy and Sex Discrimination

The High Court of Delhi on Pregnancy and Sex Discrimination

This July, the High Court of Delhi handed down a landmark decision concerning sex discrimination under the Indian ...
Twenty Years on, Inclusion Remains a Distant Dream for India’s Disabled

Twenty Years on, Inclusion Remains a Distant Dream for India’s Disabled

Even as India’s principal legislation for the empowerment of the disabled, the Persons with Disabilities (Equal ...
I am not here to delight you’: Indira Jaising and gender justice in India

I am not here to delight you’: Indira Jaising and gender justice in India

Welcome to RightsUp, a podcast from the Oxford Human Rights Hub. We look at the big human rights issues of the day,
The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

The Out of School Children Case: A Model for Court-Facilitated Dialogue?

An Indian citizen enjoys a constitutionally guaranteed right to free and compulsory primary education (Article 21A ...
Law Commission of India Recommends Abolition of the Death Penalty: A Historic First Step

Law Commission of India Recommends Abolition of the Death Penalty: A Historic First Step

In what can be termed as a watershed moment in the fight against death penalty in India, the Law Commission in its ...

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