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Suspension of Labour Laws in Uttar Pradesh Amidst COVID-19: A Fundamental Rights Emergency?

Suspension of Labour Laws in Uttar Pradesh Amidst COVID-19: A Fundamental Rights Emergency?

On May 6, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh government, suspended 35 out of 38 labour laws in the state for three years by ...
Covid-19 and Protecting the Rights of Labourers in India

Covid-19 and Protecting the Rights of Labourers in India

At a time when approximately 10 million labourers across India are left with no food or income and are trapped in ...
Rethinking Patients’ Privacy in light of the Coronavirus Epidemic in India

Rethinking Patients’ Privacy in light of the Coronavirus Epidemic in India

The past months have truly tested our global healthcare systems with over 5,240,000 confirmed cases of the novel ...
Indian Supreme Court Arbitrarily Limits Children’s Right to Protest

Indian Supreme Court Arbitrarily Limits Children’s Right to Protest

On February 10, the Supreme Court of India (SC) issued a notice to prohibit children from entering the areas where ...
The Broken State of Capital Sentencing in India’s Trial Courts

The Broken State of Capital Sentencing in India’s Trial Courts

Project 39A at National Law University, Delhi analysed judgments of all capital cases (215 in total) across trial ...
Should the Indian Supreme Court Scrap the Marital Rape Exemption?

Should the Indian Supreme Court Scrap the Marital Rape Exemption?

Judges always have at the ready some doctrinal basin to wash their hands of moral complicity.
The Unconstitutionality of the Marital Rape Exemption in India

The Unconstitutionality of the Marital Rape Exemption in India

The marital rape exemption reinforces the patriarchal stereotype that women have no sexual freedom or autonomy ...
Intersectional Inequalities and Reproductive Rights: An India-Nepal Comparison

Intersectional Inequalities and Reproductive Rights: An India-Nepal Comparison

Recent judgments from India and Nepal are steeped in an intersectional understanding of inequality as a necessary ...
The Right to Privacy and Access to Abortion in a Post-Puttaswamy World

The Right to Privacy and Access to Abortion in a Post-Puttaswamy World

The new right to privacy could address the cultural and economic realities that exist within India which affect ...
A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

A Common Denominator: The Role of the Anti-Exclusion Principle in Freedom of Religion Cases

The anti-exclusion principle is helpful as a common denominator for considering cases of conflict between ...
An Equal Right to Freedom of Religion: A Reading of the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Sabarimala

An Equal Right to Freedom of Religion: A Reading of the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Sabarimala

Religious denominations cannot exercise their autonomy in a manner that degrades basic human dignity.
Comparative Bicameralism: A Survey of Global Approaches

Comparative Bicameralism: A Survey of Global Approaches

Bicameral relations are not static and the longer-term trend has been for upper houses to become less influential.

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