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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 ...
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 ...
The (Patel) Quest for Reservation

The (Patel) Quest for Reservation

In the Indian state of Gujarat, a ‘movement’ led by a young man named Hardik Patel is demanding that the Patel ...
The Indian Supreme Court and the Missing Connection between Faith and Dress

The Indian Supreme Court and the Missing Connection between Faith and Dress

The Indian Supreme Court’s recent comments trivialising the importance of religious dress to faith have troubling ...
Santhara: Jains’ Right to Exit with Dignity

Santhara: Jains’ Right to Exit with Dignity

The Jain religion of India has been embroiled in legal controversy surrounding the practice of Santhara or ...
Tackling Moral Policing in Mumbai: A Human Rights Approach

Tackling Moral Policing in Mumbai: A Human Rights Approach

In the latest news on moral policing, earlier this month the Mumbai police conducted a round of raids across ...

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