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India Relaxes Child Labour Legislation – A New Challenge for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Garment Sector

India Relaxes Child Labour Legislation – A New Challenge for Sustainable Supply Chains in the Garment Sector

The Indian government has recently brought in changes to the Child Labour Act and decided to allow children below ...
Menstrual Hygiene – the Bloody Road to Substantive Equality

Menstrual Hygiene – the Bloody Road to Substantive Equality

Menstruation is a taboo subject for too many people, male and female alike, leading to misunderstanding, confusion,
The Prior Sanction Requirement Under Indian Public Law

The Prior Sanction Requirement Under Indian Public Law

On 27 April 2015, the Supreme Court of India (SC) passed judgment in D.T. Virupakshappa v. C. Subhash, a case ...
Free Speech Under the Indian Information Technology Act: The Supreme Court’s Recent Judgment

Free Speech Under the Indian Information Technology Act: The Supreme Court’s Recent Judgment

In a landmark judgment on Tuesday, the Indian Supreme Court (PDF of the decision here) struck down Section 66A of ...
Hungry For Justice For the Last 15 Years: Irom Sharmila Chanu

Hungry For Justice For the Last 15 Years: Irom Sharmila Chanu

Last week, when Irom Sharmila Chanu was selected for the Stree Shakti Award by KA Kunjila Smaraka Stree Shakti ...
The Challenges for Judicial Appointments in India

The Challenges for Judicial Appointments in India

In India, several significant developments have taken place in the last two months on how judges to the Supreme ...
Decisiones nominadas para la categoría Garrote en los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015 

Decisiones nominadas para la categoría Garrote en los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015 

Jueces y juezas de todo el mundo tienen que hacerse responsables de las decisiones discriminatorias que toman y ...
The ‘Bludgeon’ Nominees in the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards 2015

The ‘Bludgeon’ Nominees in the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards 2015

Judges from all over the world should be held accountable for the discriminatory decisions they issue on matters ...
Translating Questions Of Religion Conversions to Issues of Human Rights: The Proposed Ban on Religious Conversions in a Secular Indian State

Translating Questions Of Religion Conversions to Issues of Human Rights: The Proposed Ban on Religious Conversions in a Secular Indian State

In recent months, the political focus in India has shifted towards the sensitive issue of “forced religious ...
Rights Protection in 2014: A Review of the Indian Supreme Court

Rights Protection in 2014: A Review of the Indian Supreme Court

2014 was an interesting year for protection of fundamental rights by the Indian Supreme Court. We undertook an ...
‘Right to Justice’ Deprived by State: Case of ‘Manorama Vs AFSPA’ from Manipur, India

‘Right to Justice’ Deprived by State: Case of ‘Manorama Vs AFSPA’ from Manipur, India

Recently, the Supreme Court of India, in a case related to Thangjam Manorama Manipur, (who was allegedly killed in ...
Equality Interrupted: The Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, 2nd Amendment, Ordinance, 2014 and the Selective Disqualification of Candidates

Equality Interrupted: The Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, 2nd Amendment, Ordinance, 2014 and the Selective Disqualification of Candidates

The Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Act, Second Amendment, Ordinance, 2014 was approved by the Governor of Rajasthan, ...

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