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Abortion Law Reform in India: One Step Forward & Two Steps Back

Abortion Law Reform in India: One Step Forward & Two Steps Back

In an important development, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament on 17 March 2020 passed the Medical ...
India’s new Abortion Bill Falls Short of Protecting Reproductive Autonomy

India’s new Abortion Bill Falls Short of Protecting Reproductive Autonomy

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill ...
India’s case against intellectual segregation in classrooms

India’s case against intellectual segregation in classrooms

A High Court in India recently handed down a significant judgment relating to equality in educational facilities. ...
Indian Supreme Court Holds For Gender Equality in the Army

Indian Supreme Court Holds For Gender Equality in the Army

On 17th February, 2020, the Supreme Court of India (“SC”), in the case of The Secretary, Ministry of Defence v. ...
Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978: India’s Use of Preventive Detention Violates Human Rights

Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978: India’s Use of Preventive Detention Violates Human Rights

On February 5, the Indian Government informed the public that, following the abrogation of Article 370 of the ...
A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?

A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?

A recent Indian Supreme Court judgement, Mukesh Kumar & Another v State of Uttarakhand & Others, held that ...
Dilution of the Presumption of Innocence Principle in India

Dilution of the Presumption of Innocence Principle in India

In two cases decided in 2019, the Bombay and Calcutta High Courts adopted diverging positions regarding the ...
Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

In India, the minimum legal age for marriage is different for men and women. Section 4(c), Special Marriage Act, ...
Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Justice S. Muralidhar

Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Justice S. Muralidhar

This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a ...
Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

Equal Pay for Equal Work? Flaws in the Indian Law

The Equal Remuneration Act 1976 (‘ERA’), a legislation in India dealing with equal pay for equal work for men and ...
The sex discrimination argument for LGBTQ rights: Contrasting the US with India

The sex discrimination argument for LGBTQ rights: Contrasting the US with India

In October 2019, the United States Supreme Court heard arguments on a question of law that might shape the ...
The Communications Blackout in Kashmir: The Rebirth of a ‘National Security’ Court?

The Communications Blackout in Kashmir: The Rebirth of a ‘National Security’ Court?

On October 1st, the Indian Supreme Court heard petitions relating to the media and communications blackout in ...

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