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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, ...
Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace?

Revisiting Mass Sterilisation in India – Population Management or Menace?

According to the 2011 census, the population of India was recorded as 1.2 billion people. Such a situation calls ...
Indian Lip Service to the UNCRPD: Examining the Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014

Indian Lip Service to the UNCRPD: Examining the Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014

Having ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007, India was ...
International Law and the Denial of Minority Status to Indian Muslims

International Law and the Denial of Minority Status to Indian Muslims

On 27th May, the Indian Minister of Minority Affairs, Najma Heptullah, declared that ‘Muslims are not minorities, ...
Rape and the Failure of the Criminal Justice System

Rape and the Failure of the Criminal Justice System

With the national outrage witnessed in India after the gruesome gang-rape of Nirbhaya in December 2012, one truly ...

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