Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 2 | 2021

Experts slam The Ghana government's draft anti-LGBTI Bill as being violative of a number of human rights. Click to read more: OHCHR The Indonesian army puts an end to the inhumane virginity tests on female cadets of the army. Click to read more: CNN The basic human right to a peaceful protest curbed manifoldly by … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Round-up | August | Week 2 | 2021

Comments on Rules on Live Streaming; Recording of Court Proceedings

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the e-committee of the Hon’ble Supreme Court for the issuance of the Model Rules and would like to express our strong support for its implementation. We are certain that these rules shall prove to be a crucial step towards strengthening the principles of transparency and accountability … Continue reading Comments on Rules on Live Streaming; Recording of Court Proceedings

Human Rights Weekly Update | August | Week 3| 2020

The Supreme Court of India declared that a daughter’s right in coparcenary property – the ancestral property of a Hindu undivided family – is equal to a son’s, and that these rights can be claimed by the daughter even if her father had died before September 9, 2005, which is the date an amendment to … Continue reading Human Rights Weekly Update | August | Week 3| 2020

Democracy Encountered!

While the courts will adjudicate on the legality of Vikas Dubey’s ‘encounter’, on 10th July 2020 millions of Indians have determinedly aimed to ‘encounter’ the ‘Rule of Law’. This article, without contesting the facts of the case, simply shows a mirror to the reaction of the Indian citizenry towards this encounter. It throws light on … Continue reading Democracy Encountered!

Staying Home is Not Always Safe: Rise in Domestic Violence Amidst Lockdown

Introduction The spread of COVID 19 virus has caused an abrupt halt in the lives of people around the world. Due to the imposition of lockdown in various countries, the rights and civil liberties of individuals have been restrained. While poor people are finding it difficult to sustain through these testing times, there still remains … Continue reading Staying Home is Not Always Safe: Rise in Domestic Violence Amidst Lockdown

Dissecting the vires of the Supreme Court decision on the Office of Chief Justice being a Public Authority

The Bench On November 13, 2019, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court comprising the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi (as he then was), Justices N.V. Ramana, D.Y. Chandrachud, Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, delivered the judgment on the applicability of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 on the office of … Continue reading Dissecting the vires of the Supreme Court decision on the Office of Chief Justice being a Public Authority

Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff, Pakistan, assumed office on November 29th, 2016. The COAS in Pakistan has a set term of three years. Accordingly, General Bajwa was set to retire on November 28, 2019.  On August 19th, the Pakistan PMO notified via a press release bearing official number PMO/3232/SPM/19 undersigned by … Continue reading Pakistan: A State in the Army’s Shadow