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Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to sexual
Reconceptualising ‘Reputation’ post #MeToo

Reconceptualising ‘Reputation’ post #MeToo

In October 2018, India’s #MeToo wave witnessed an explosion of online testimonies against sexual predators, by ...
Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

Mid-Day Meals and the Pandemic: A Human Rights Concern

The ongoing pandemic has revealed glaring inequalities in our society like never before. In India, for instance, ...
A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

A tale of legal violence and systematic oppression: Indian Supreme Court orders the deportation of Rohingyas

On 8 April 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to grant relief in a petition ...
Creation of a Genetic Bank in India: Unconstitutional and Threat to Human Rights

Creation of a Genetic Bank in India: Unconstitutional and Threat to Human Rights

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill seeks to facilitate the application of DNA-based forensic ...
The Supreme Court of India Takes Reasonable Accommodation Seriously

The Supreme Court of India Takes Reasonable Accommodation Seriously

On 11 February 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India rendered a significant judgment in the case ...
Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

Installing Reasonable Accommodation as part of Equality in India

In an earlier post on this blog, I had demonstrated the exclusionary effect of an ableist interpretation of law. I ...
India’s Feeble Frontline Defence against Incarceration

India’s Feeble Frontline Defence against Incarceration

An important constitutional safeguard against arbitrary incarceration is the fundamental right of an arrested ...
Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

Indian Supreme Court Upholds Reasonable Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities

On February 11, 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India in Vikash Kumar v. Union Public Service ...
India’s sexual harassment law wouldn’t be effective unless we fix the issue of ‘Limitation’

India’s sexual harassment law wouldn’t be effective unless we fix the issue of ‘Limitation’

Recently, the High Court of Delhi (India) refused to entertain a challenge to the dismissal of a Judicial Officer, ...
Eviction of forest-dwellers in Jammu and Kashmir: Procedural haemorrhage and rights violation

Eviction of forest-dwellers in Jammu and Kashmir: Procedural haemorrhage and rights violation

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Committee on Forest Encroachments has recently published a list of forestland ...
Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India: A Function Creep Breaching Privacy

Use of Facial Recognition Technology in India: A Function Creep Breaching Privacy

Criminal investigation has become convenient for the law enforcement agencies after the advent of "Facial ...

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