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An Alarming Recall Order by the Indian Supreme Court: Should State Convenience Override the Rights of the Accused?

An Alarming Recall Order by the Indian Supreme Court: Should State Convenience Override the Rights of the Accused?

In Ritu Chhabaria vs Union of India, a two-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court recently declared that the practice of filing incomplete criminal investigation reports would not extinguish the...
Marginalized Twice Over: The Struggle of Dalit Christians in India

Marginalized Twice Over: The Struggle of Dalit Christians in India

The extension of certain benefits (known as ‘Scheduled Caste benefits’) to Dalit Christians is a contentious topic in India which has gained renewed attention. ‘Dalit’ refers to a group of...
OxHRH Publishes Workbook on the Right to Education

OxHRH Publishes Workbook on the Right to Education

The Oxford Human Rights Hub has published its first Human Rights Workbook on the topic of the Right to Education. The OxHRH Workbook is designed to provide an introduction to...
Rajasthan’s Right To Health Act: A Case of Using the Wrong Means to Achieve the Right Ends

Rajasthan’s Right To Health Act: A Case of Using the Wrong Means to Achieve the Right Ends

The landmark Rajasthan Right to Health Act makes access to healthcare a legal entitlement of every resident of the State. Crucially, the Act provides for the right to free treatment,...
The Inadequacy of India’s Integrated Child Protection Scheme In Responding to Juvenile Delinquency

The Inadequacy of India’s Integrated Child Protection Scheme In Responding to Juvenile Delinquency

India’s Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) is a centrally sponsored scheme for children in need of care and protection, first implemented in 2009. THE ICPS ostensibly adopts a preventative approach...
Public Purpose or Private Interest? The Supreme Court of India’s Scrutiny of Land Acquisition for a University Project in Tribal Areas

Public Purpose or Private Interest? The Supreme Court of India’s Scrutiny of Land Acquisition for a University Project in Tribal Areas

The Supreme Court of India recently delivered a landmark judgment in Anil Agarwal Foundation Etc v State of Orissa & Ors, quashing the land acquisition proceedings initiated by the State...
Horizontal Reservation for India’s Transgender Community: Can the Supreme Court Deliver?

Horizontal Reservation for India’s Transgender Community: Can the Supreme Court Deliver?

India’s queer community is struggling to realise its civil rights on multiple fronts. The Indian Supreme Court has begun hearing petitions on marriage equality from a panoply of petitioners, including...
Violation of Administrative and Fundamental Rights by banning BBC Documentary in India

Violation of Administrative and Fundamental Rights by banning BBC Documentary in India

On 21 January 2023, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting directed YouTube and Twitter to censor BBC’s documentary “India: The Modi Question”, a two-part series that explores the escalating hostility...
Depathologising Gender Identity at the United Nations: A Call to South Africa

Depathologising Gender Identity at the United Nations: A Call to South Africa

On 29 March 2023, a cross-regional group of countries led by Argentina, called for United Nations Member States to implement laws and policies based on self-determined gender identity. This reform...
Upholding the Right to Shelter: The Need for a Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy in Eviction and Demolition Drives in India

Upholding the Right to Shelter: The Need for a Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy in Eviction and Demolition Drives in India

The Supreme Court of India stayed the Order of the Uttarakhand High Court directing removal of occupants from lands claimed by the Railways in Haldwani, noting “…there cannot be uprooting...
Protection from Procedural Lapses as Reasonable Accommodation

Protection from Procedural Lapses as Reasonable Accommodation

One of the principles underpinning the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016 (“the Disability Act”) in India is empowerment of persons with disabilities (PwDs) through their independence. Not only...
Karnataka Hijab Ban Part 3: Unveiling the Need for an Intersectional Approach

Karnataka Hijab Ban Part 3: Unveiling the Need for an Intersectional Approach

This post continues the analysis of the ban on hijabs within the classroom in Karnataka, India (see also Part One and Part Two). Intersectional discrimination is at the core of...

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