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Re: Inhuman conditions in 1382 Prisons – Development in Indian Prisoner’s Rights

Re: Inhuman conditions in 1382 Prisons – Development in Indian Prisoner’s Rights

In June 2013, Justice R C Lahoti, a retired Chief Justice of the Indian Supreme Court, wrote to the then Chief ...
Elusive Equality: The Missing Element in the Oxytocin Ban Decision

Elusive Equality: The Missing Element in the Oxytocin Ban Decision

Oxytocin is a WHO-recommended drug for the inducement of labour during childbirth, and in the prevention and ...
The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018: A Tale of Reneged Promises

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018: A Tale of Reneged Promises

On April 15, 2014, the Indian Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority (‘NALSA’) v. Union of India ...
India’s Expanding Surveillance Scheme Violates the Right to Privacy

India’s Expanding Surveillance Scheme Violates the Right to Privacy

On 20 December, 2018, the Ministry of Home Affairs in India issued an office order authorising a plethora of ...
India’s New Transgender Bill and its Discontents

India’s New Transgender Bill and its Discontents

The government of India attempted to take a progressive step to protect the rights and dignity of transgender ...
The Indian Anti-Trafficking Bill, 2018: A Misguided Attempt to Resolve the Human Trafficking Crisis in India

The Indian Anti-Trafficking Bill, 2018: A Misguided Attempt to Resolve the Human Trafficking Crisis in India

The controversial Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018 (The Bill), is ...
Affirmative Action Without Accessibility: India’s Higher Education System Fails Disabled Students

Affirmative Action Without Accessibility: India’s Higher Education System Fails Disabled Students

2.21 % of India’s population is disabled, and many of these disabled persons are subject to exclusion and ...
Indian Supreme Court Judge Calls for Abolishing the Death Penalty

Indian Supreme Court Judge Calls for Abolishing the Death Penalty

In a powerful dissenting opinion that has reignited the debate on the retention of the death penalty in India, ...
An Analysis of the NRC controversy in Assam: Migration and Citizenship in India

An Analysis of the NRC controversy in Assam: Migration and Citizenship in India

On July 30, 2018, the second draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published by the Government of ...
Legal Gaps and Inconsistencies in India’s Commercial Surrogacy Ban

Legal Gaps and Inconsistencies in India’s Commercial Surrogacy Ban

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, which was laid on the tables of both Houses in August 2017, no longer allows
LBGT+ Rights in India

LBGT+ Rights in India

This blog is the third in a series that takes a snapshot of where LGBT+ rights are in 2018, as a result of some ...
Aadhaar Verdict: A Middle Path

Aadhaar Verdict: A Middle Path

The Supreme Court of India has emerged as a strong force in safeguarding the Constitutional values, and has had a ...

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