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Indian Supreme Court Decriminalises Adultery: A Step Closer to Criminalising Marital Rape

Indian Supreme Court Decriminalises Adultery: A Step Closer to Criminalising Marital Rape

In the landmark decision in Joseph Shine v Union of India on 27 September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court ...
Indian Gay Rights Case opens gateways for Article 15 and Intersectionality

Indian Gay Rights Case opens gateways for Article 15 and Intersectionality

In a landmark judgment on 6th September, 2018, a five judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India in ...
Deporting Rohingya Refugees: Indian Supreme Court Violates Principle of Non-refoulement

Deporting Rohingya Refugees: Indian Supreme Court Violates Principle of Non-refoulement

On 4 October 2018, a three judge bench of the Supreme Court of India refused to stay the deportation of seven ...
Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Women’s Entry into Religious Temple

Indian Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on Women’s Entry into Religious Temple

Recently, a (4:1) majority of a five-judge bench of the Indian Supreme Court in Indian Lawyers Association v. State
Persecution of rights activists and voices of dissent in India

Persecution of rights activists and voices of dissent in India

Recently, in a series of synchronized raids carried throughout India, various human rights activists and vocal ...
Tackling India’s Devadasi System –  A Matter of Policing and Public Order?

Tackling India’s Devadasi System –  A Matter of Policing and Public Order?

In September 2017, India’s National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the states of Andhra Pradesh and ...
Transformative Constitutionalism: Indian Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Morality by Reading Down Section 377

Transformative Constitutionalism: Indian Supreme Court Upholds Constitutional Morality by Reading Down Section 377

In a historic judgment pronounced on 6th September 2018, the Supreme Court of India in Navtej Singh Johar vs Union ...
Early Childhood Education and Care for Informal Workers: An Emancipatory Framework for Better Working Futures’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 16

Early Childhood Education and Care for Informal Workers: An Emancipatory Framework for Better Working Futures’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 16

The practice of taking children to the workplace poses enormous challenges to women's productivity and child welfare.
Indian Supreme Court Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relations

Indian Supreme Court Decriminalizes Same-Sex Relations

In a landmark judgment delivered today, the Supreme Court of India decriminalized same-sex relations, and affirmed ...
Patchy Implementation of the Law is Failing India’s Girls

Patchy Implementation of the Law is Failing India’s Girls

India is suffering from a supposedly ancient yet timely problem. In violation of the law and Constitution, India’s ...
Discipline and Punish: How Anti-Beggary Laws in India are used to Criminalize Transgender Persons

Discipline and Punish: How Anti-Beggary Laws in India are used to Criminalize Transgender Persons

The Delhi High Court in a landmark judgment (Harsh Mander v. Union of India and Karnika Sawney v. Union of India) ...
The Sabarimala Temple Ban: An ‘Untouchable’ Rule

The Sabarimala Temple Ban: An ‘Untouchable’ Rule

On 1st August, 2018, the Supreme Court of India concluded its hearing on a crucial matter regarding the Sabrimala ...

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