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Slavery & Casteism in India: No Road to Freedom?

Slavery & Casteism in India: No Road to Freedom?

Modern slavery continues to be a significant problem, even in 2017. There are 46 million people around the world today who live in slavery, and 18 million (39%) of them...
Defining the Right to Privacy in India in light of Justice KS Puttaswamy & Anr. v. Union of India (2017)

Defining the Right to Privacy in India in light of Justice KS Puttaswamy & Anr. v. Union of India (2017)

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India on August 24 ruled that right to privacy is a fundamental right and is ‘intrinsic to life and liberty’ which is...
The Indian Supreme Court Declares the Constitutional Right to Privacy

The Indian Supreme Court Declares the Constitutional Right to Privacy

2017 has been a big year for constitutional development in India. In a historic and landmark decision, a 9-judge bench of the Supreme Court pronounced that the right to privacy...
Do Rohingya Refugees in India have Constitutional Rights?

Do Rohingya Refugees in India have Constitutional Rights?

The Indian Government recently issued a direction to identify and deport around 40,000 Rohingya refugees in India, labelling them as a burden on the resources of the country and a...
The Forced Expulsion of Rohingyas Reflects Why India Needs a Refugee Law

The Forced Expulsion of Rohingyas Reflects Why India Needs a Refugee Law

The Indian Government recently revealed its decision to deport the 40,000 Rohingya Muslims from the country, including the 16,000 refugees registered with the UNHCR. This decision is seen as a...
An International Law Perspective on India’s Response toward the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

An International Law Perspective on India’s Response toward the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

In the opening statement made in the Human Rights Council’s 36th session on 11th September 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein observed the...
Menstruation, the Right to Education and India’s Positive Obligations

Menstruation, the Right to Education and India’s Positive Obligations

The link between menstruation and the goals of gender justice is a complicated one- whether it is the debate surrounding the controversial first-day-of-period leave introduced by some offices or challenges...
Watching the Indian Supreme Court Walk a Tight-Rope on the Right to Privacy in a Digital Age

Watching the Indian Supreme Court Walk a Tight-Rope on the Right to Privacy in a Digital Age

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court of India has reserved its decision on whether or not there is a ‘fundamental right’ (FR) to privacy in India. This article explores...
The Constitutional Conundrum of The Right to Privacy in India

The Constitutional Conundrum of The Right to Privacy in India

A nine-judge constitution bench of Supreme Court of India is currently considering whether privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. This issue has emerged due to the legal...
Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy

Aadhaar and the Right to Privacy

The Indian legal community is currently on tenterhooks awaiting judgment from the Supreme Court about the compatibility of the Aadhaar system with the right to privacy, which is apparently due...
India’s Model Beggary Bill: Towards Rehabilitating the Beggars

India’s Model Beggary Bill: Towards Rehabilitating the Beggars

The practice of beggary is rampant in India and currently, over 4 lakh (400,000) people are involved in it. Some practice beggary because of their religious beliefs while for some...
State Intervention in Muslim Personal Law: A Case of Fundamental Misunderstanding

State Intervention in Muslim Personal Law: A Case of Fundamental Misunderstanding

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board [the Board], has been at the centre of a raging controversy for the past year. This is because of an affidavit filed by...

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