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LGB, T and LGBT

LGB, T and LGBT

This post reflects on a recent clarification sought by the Indian government regarding whether or not the term ‘transgender’ — as used in NALSA v Union of India — covers...
Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

Extending Caste Discrimination Liability to Multi-National Corporations in India: Lessons From Coca-Cola in Kerala

The Prevention of Atrocities against Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act of 1989 (hereafter, ‘the Act’) in India guarantees an institutional framework which, among other things, prevents the rampant public and cultural...
The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

The Intersection of Age, Gender and Disability in the Prosecution of Sexual Violence in India

This post examines a petition made to the Indian Supreme Court by a rape victim’s mother. The petitioner avers that her daughter’s case should be tried in a court set...
Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

Criminalising Dissent in Indian University Spaces: Implications of the JNU Incident on Free Speech and Sedition Laws

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, presents a miserable picture of an economy shattered by decades of constant turmoil, death and military vigilance. In an effort to voice the...
India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

India’s High Court upholds right of women to enter religious places

In a recent ruling, the Bombay High Court upheld the right of women to enter the Shani Shinganapur temple in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This decision has been hailed...
Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Bombay High Court makes Right to Clean Toilets a Fundamental Right for Women in India

Some women in India have to risk their life and sexual integrity when they decide to go to the toilet. Others who do have access to public toilets face the...
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 the case of V. Sriharan v. Union of India. In the...
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, the history of the process of appointment of judges to the constitutional...
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 Indian and international media over the past week. This post is a comment...
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 Constitution. Article 15(1) of the Constitution prohibits the State from discriminating “on...
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 Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, (“PWD Act”) completes 20 years of...
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 day, bringing in new perspectives from all over the...

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