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Vikash Kumar Discourse: A Missed Opportunity in the Realm of Policy Formation

Vikash Kumar Discourse: A Missed Opportunity in the Realm of Policy Formation

Image description: Parliamentarians at a consultation in India. The judgment pronounced by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud in Vikash Kumar v. UPSC in February 2021 is significant for its norm-setting impact in...
To Eat or Not to Eat: Analysing the Constitutionality of the Meat Bans in Gujarat

To Eat or Not to Eat: Analysing the Constitutionality of the Meat Bans in Gujarat

Image description: A person holding an egg against the background of a stack of eggs. Recently, the Municipal Corporation of Ahmedabad (India) banned street vendors from selling meat, fish and...
Vikash Kumar: Dignity and Disability Rights at the Indian Supreme Court

Vikash Kumar: Dignity and Disability Rights at the Indian Supreme Court

Image description: The first page of the Americans with Disabilities Act 1988, as introduced in the Senate of the United States in April 1988. In Vikash Kumar v Union Public...
Disability Rights and the Argument of Misuse: The Indian Supreme Court’s Judgment

Disability Rights and the Argument of Misuse: The Indian Supreme Court’s Judgment

Image description: A person reading a book in braille. The 2021 judgment of the Indian Supreme Court in Vikash Kumar v Union Public Service Commission, which mandated that a disabled...
Development of Disability Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

Development of Disability Rights in the Indian Supreme Court

Image description: A picture of the Supreme Court of India. Development of Disability Rights in the Indian Supreme Court is a series of blog posts by the Oxford Human Rights...
Indian Supreme Court on Gender Sensitisation of Judges: Aparna Bhat & Ors v State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr

Indian Supreme Court on Gender Sensitisation of Judges: Aparna Bhat & Ors v State of Madhya Pradesh & Anr

To achieve gender justice, it is critical that the judiciary avoid stereotypes and social biases to strengthen a judicial system that guarantees women access to fair and gender-sensitive judgments. In...
Gender Parity in India: What a Case of ‘Accidental Feminism’ Can Offer

Gender Parity in India: What a Case of ‘Accidental Feminism’ Can Offer

While post-independent India has witnessed rising gendered rates of literacy, life expectancy and schooling, these gains have not translated into better employment, health or happiness outcomes. In particular, Indian women’s...
The Struggle to Establish Human Rights Courts in India: An Unfulfilled Promise

The Struggle to Establish Human Rights Courts in India: An Unfulfilled Promise

A petition was filed by Bhavika Phore on July 8, 2019, in the Supreme Court of India seeking to solidify human rights protections in India and gain statutory redressal under...
The Colonial and Casteist Undertones of Policing in Madhya Pradesh, India

The Colonial and Casteist Undertones of Policing in Madhya Pradesh, India

The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project studied two sets of data to examine the criminal justice system through excise policing under the Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, 1915 (‘the Act’)....
Unpacking the Limitations of a Reform-Based Approach and Contextualising Prison Abolition in India

Unpacking the Limitations of a Reform-Based Approach and Contextualising Prison Abolition in India

In the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer for allegedly forging a $20 dollar bill, massive protests spread across the United States...
Indian Supreme Court Strengthens Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

Indian Supreme Court Strengthens Right to Education for Children with Disabilities

In a judgment delivered on 28 October 2021, the Indian Supreme Court took an important step in the direction of improving meaningful access to quality education for children with disabilities....
The Lens of Reformation in Death Penalty Cases: A Complex Enquiry

The Lens of Reformation in Death Penalty Cases: A Complex Enquiry

As per the guidelines laid down by the Indian Supreme Court in Bachan Singh v. The State of Punjab and subsequent cases, the idea of reformation of the offender is...

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