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Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice on plea seeking establishment of Delhi State Human Rights Commission

Delhi HC bench led by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Govt on a Plea Seeking directions to establish the...
Rajshri Rai, managing director, ENC Group, with former CJI Justice MN Venkatachaliah

Welcoming Justice Venkatachaliah

Above: Rajshri Rai, managing director, ENC Group, with former CJI Justice MN Venkatachaliah By Inderjit Badhwar The multi-media ENC Group has been at the forefront of...
Protesters demonstrating against the practice of fracking and demanding that it be banned, in New York in October 2014/Photo: UNI

“The Rights of Nature are a Global Issue”

Above: Protesters demonstrating against the practice of fracking and demanding that it be banned, in New York in October 2014/Photo: UNI The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal...

“Mobocracy in the garb of democracy can never be justified”

Above: Chief of NHRC, Justice HL Dattu On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), JUSTICE HL DATTU, chief of the National Human...
DANGEROUS ESCALATION

DANGEROUS ESCALATION

Last week, a courageous police officer with an impeccable service record was brutally murdered in UP’s Bulandshahr by those who fit the description of...
NALSA: Waiting for the Midas Touch

NALSA: Waiting for the Midas Touch

Above: Photo Courtesy UNI Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s tenure as patron-in-chief of NALSA could herald some long-due reforms in this promising scheme for needy persons By...
Have uniform marriageable age for men and women: NHRC urges Centre

Have uniform marriageable age for men and women: NHRC urges Centre

Rights panel also recommends that all marriages of minors be made void, marriage registrations be made compulsory Days after the Supreme Court declined to hear...
Supreme Court

SC Frowns On Non-implementation of Bezbaruah committee recommendations

The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure after it was told that the committee constituted as per the recommendations of M K Bezbaruah committee has...
DELHI DURBAR

DELHI DURBAR

Cross-border Strategy When in doubt, attack Pakistan. The BJP, faced with rising anger from farmers, the unemployed and other sections, has adoped that fail-safe strategy...
India Code Website: Laws Just a Click Away

India Code Website: Laws Just a Click Away

India Code Website, which will be a digital version of all central and state laws, is an important first step in ensuring legal empowerment...
Developing countries bear disproportionate costs of climate change, says CJI Dipak Misra

Developing countries bear disproportionate costs of climate change, says CJI Dipak Misra

Above: CJI Dipak Misra giving presidential address during a lecture titled ‘Towards New Horizons of International Law: Climate Change and Human Rights’ on Tuesday...
Stone-pelters: Leave No Stone Unturned

Stone-pelters: Leave No Stone Unturned!

Above: A Palestinian protester in the West Bank town of Bethlehem uses a slingshot to throw a stone at Israeli troops/Photo: UNIterrorist Though India has...
Solitary Confinement of death row convicts: Out Of The Hell Hole

Solitary Confinement: Out Of The Hell Hole

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In a landmark judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court has abolished the practice of solitary confinement of death row convicts ~By Usha Rani Das On...
Asma Jahangir/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia

The ‘Little’ Heroine

Above: Asma Jahangir/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s frontline warrior for human rights passed away last week. Dilip Bobb recalls his encounters with the...
Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and privacy

Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and...

Hearing on petitions related to Aadhaar and its linkages to several services resumed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Photo by Bhavana Gaur

India Legal show: Panellists concurs that paramilitary should be treated at par with armed...

The latest edition of India Legal show discussed the present scenario pertaining to human rights of army personnel as well as of paramilitary forces...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Rape of minor girl by Army jawan: NHRC issues notices to Maharashtra govt, defence...

The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday (November 28) issued notices to the Maharashtra government and the union defence secretary following media reports of...
Suu Kyi’s stilted response to the tragedy has hit her image. Photo: UNI

Fall of an Icon

Above: Suu Kyi’s stilted response to the tragedy has hit her image. Photo: UNI Though there was global condemnation of Aung San Suu Kyi’s stilted...
The philosophy of India’s criminal justice system is based on reform, but in practice, it’s deterrence that gets precedence. Representative Image: Anil Shakya

Prison Reforms: A Life of Dignity Behind Bars

Above: The philosophy of India’s criminal justice system is based on reform, but in practice, it’s deterrence that gets precedence. Representative Image: Anil Shakya In...
NHRC

NHRC must be endowed with more powers, says SC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had complained to the Supreme Court that its “communications and guidelines (for protection and enforcement of human rights)...
PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

~By Inderjit Badhwar Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be the last man to be in the line of fire in the continuing war—covert and overt—between India...
labourers at a construction site in Qatar. Photo: youtube

FIFA Wins Human Rights Suit in Qatar Case

The hosting of FIFA World Cup 2022 by Qatar is witnessing a bumpy ride with FIFA allegedly not pressurising the Qatar government to ensure...
Indian Diaspora protesting in UK against the caste-discrimination.

Caste Can’t be Cast Away

The UK government’s exercise to have a public consultation on caste has stirred a hornet’s nest. Even in such a developed country, this is...

Basket of Woes

Despite laws banning manual scavenging, it continues with impunity. It is time society gave these workers a leg-up so that they live a life...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; a silhouette portraying pregnant woman in jail. Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Abortion For Prisoners: Judiciary Eases Procedure

In a progressive judgment, the Bombay High Court has removed red-tapism for prisoners wanting to abort their fetus and has facilitated faster examination for...
NEW DELHI, AUG 15 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Nation from the rampart of the Red Fort on the occasion of 70th Independence Day celebration in New Delhi on Monday. UNI PHOTO-9u

Balochistan: Taking the Bull by the Horns

Was the PM’s decision to bring up this contentious issue a tactical move to counter Pakistan which has been stoking the flames in Kashmir?...
Sanjit, a former insurgent, was one of the many who were killed in fake encounters by Hirojit. Sanjit had come overground and started living a normal life. Photo credit: Tehelka

A case against AFSPA

The imposition of this draconian Act way back in 1958 has seen mindless killings of innocent people, rapes of women and all-pervasive fear. However,...
Reaching out, Reaching all

Reaching out, Reaching all

The first-ever conclave of the India Legal Research Foundation held in Ranchi took a long hard look at the reasons why access to justice...
Supreme-Court

SC sets the record straight on defamation

Upset over the wrong interpretation of its verdict on criminal defamation, the Supreme Court has clarified that it would have no bearing on the...

Jailhouse Rock

In a new initiative, danseuse Alokananda Roy has introduced dance-drama to prisoners in Alipore Women’s Correctional Home, infusing the inmates with hope, self-esteem and...

Will homosexuality finally be legal?

Article 21 of the constitution deals with the right to live with dignity. Don’t gays have the same privilege? India Legal team When Satish (name changed)...

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Delhi High Court

Delhi HC issues notice on plea seeking establishment of Delhi State Human Rights Commission

Delhi HC bench led by Chief Justice Rajendra Menon on Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Govt on a Plea Seeking directions to establish the...
Rajshri Rai, managing director, ENC Group, with former CJI Justice MN Venkatachaliah

Welcoming Justice Venkatachaliah

Above: Rajshri Rai, managing director, ENC Group, with former CJI Justice MN Venkatachaliah By Inderjit Badhwar The multi-media ENC Group has been at the forefront of...
Protesters demonstrating against the practice of fracking and demanding that it be banned, in New York in October 2014/Photo: UNI

“The Rights of Nature are a Global Issue”

Above: Protesters demonstrating against the practice of fracking and demanding that it be banned, in New York in October 2014/Photo: UNI The Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal...

“Mobocracy in the garb of democracy can never be justified”

Above: Chief of NHRC, Justice HL Dattu On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), JUSTICE HL DATTU, chief of the National Human...
DANGEROUS ESCALATION

DANGEROUS ESCALATION

Last week, a courageous police officer with an impeccable service record was brutally murdered in UP’s Bulandshahr by those who fit the description of...
NALSA: Waiting for the Midas Touch

NALSA: Waiting for the Midas Touch

Above: Photo Courtesy UNI Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s tenure as patron-in-chief of NALSA could herald some long-due reforms in this promising scheme for needy persons By...
Have uniform marriageable age for men and women: NHRC urges Centre

Have uniform marriageable age for men and women: NHRC urges Centre

Rights panel also recommends that all marriages of minors be made void, marriage registrations be made compulsory Days after the Supreme Court declined to hear...
Supreme Court

SC Frowns On Non-implementation of Bezbaruah committee recommendations

The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure after it was told that the committee constituted as per the recommendations of M K Bezbaruah committee has...
DELHI DURBAR

DELHI DURBAR

Cross-border Strategy When in doubt, attack Pakistan. The BJP, faced with rising anger from farmers, the unemployed and other sections, has adoped that fail-safe strategy...
India Code Website: Laws Just a Click Away

India Code Website: Laws Just a Click Away

India Code Website, which will be a digital version of all central and state laws, is an important first step in ensuring legal empowerment...
Developing countries bear disproportionate costs of climate change, says CJI Dipak Misra

Developing countries bear disproportionate costs of climate change, says CJI Dipak Misra

Above: CJI Dipak Misra giving presidential address during a lecture titled ‘Towards New Horizons of International Law: Climate Change and Human Rights’ on Tuesday...
Stone-pelters: Leave No Stone Unturned

Stone-pelters: Leave No Stone Unturned!

Above: A Palestinian protester in the West Bank town of Bethlehem uses a slingshot to throw a stone at Israeli troops/Photo: UNIterrorist Though India has...
Solitary Confinement of death row convicts: Out Of The Hell Hole

Solitary Confinement: Out Of The Hell Hole

Illustration: Anthony Lawrence In a landmark judgment, the Uttarakhand High Court has abolished the practice of solitary confinement of death row convicts ~By Usha Rani Das On...
Asma Jahangir/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia

The ‘Little’ Heroine

Above: Asma Jahangir/Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Asma Jahangir, Pakistan’s frontline warrior for human rights passed away last week. Dilip Bobb recalls his encounters with the...
Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and privacy

Aadhaar linkage case: Divan cites EU court decision to argue on personal freedom and...

Hearing on petitions related to Aadhaar and its linkages to several services resumed before the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...
Photo by Bhavana Gaur

India Legal show: Panellists concurs that paramilitary should be treated at par with armed...

The latest edition of India Legal show discussed the present scenario pertaining to human rights of army personnel as well as of paramilitary forces...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Rape of minor girl by Army jawan: NHRC issues notices to Maharashtra govt, defence...

The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday (November 28) issued notices to the Maharashtra government and the union defence secretary following media reports of...
Suu Kyi’s stilted response to the tragedy has hit her image. Photo: UNI

Fall of an Icon

Above: Suu Kyi’s stilted response to the tragedy has hit her image. Photo: UNI Though there was global condemnation of Aung San Suu Kyi’s stilted...
The philosophy of India’s criminal justice system is based on reform, but in practice, it’s deterrence that gets precedence. Representative Image: Anil Shakya

Prison Reforms: A Life of Dignity Behind Bars

Above: The philosophy of India’s criminal justice system is based on reform, but in practice, it’s deterrence that gets precedence. Representative Image: Anil Shakya In...
NHRC

NHRC must be endowed with more powers, says SC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had complained to the Supreme Court that its “communications and guidelines (for protection and enforcement of human rights)...
PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

PRISONER OF A PROXY WAR

~By Inderjit Badhwar Kulbhushan Jadhav will not be the last man to be in the line of fire in the continuing war—covert and overt—between India...
labourers at a construction site in Qatar. Photo: youtube

FIFA Wins Human Rights Suit in Qatar Case

The hosting of FIFA World Cup 2022 by Qatar is witnessing a bumpy ride with FIFA allegedly not pressurising the Qatar government to ensure...
Indian Diaspora protesting in UK against the caste-discrimination.

Caste Can’t be Cast Away

The UK government’s exercise to have a public consultation on caste has stirred a hornet’s nest. Even in such a developed country, this is...

Basket of Woes

Despite laws banning manual scavenging, it continues with impunity. It is time society gave these workers a leg-up so that they live a life...
(L-R) Bombay High Court; a silhouette portraying pregnant woman in jail. Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Abortion For Prisoners: Judiciary Eases Procedure

In a progressive judgment, the Bombay High Court has removed red-tapism for prisoners wanting to abort their fetus and has facilitated faster examination for...
NEW DELHI, AUG 15 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the Nation from the rampart of the Red Fort on the occasion of 70th Independence Day celebration in New Delhi on Monday. UNI PHOTO-9u

Balochistan: Taking the Bull by the Horns

Was the PM’s decision to bring up this contentious issue a tactical move to counter Pakistan which has been stoking the flames in Kashmir?...
Sanjit, a former insurgent, was one of the many who were killed in fake encounters by Hirojit. Sanjit had come overground and started living a normal life. Photo credit: Tehelka

A case against AFSPA

The imposition of this draconian Act way back in 1958 has seen mindless killings of innocent people, rapes of women and all-pervasive fear. However,...
Reaching out, Reaching all

Reaching out, Reaching all

The first-ever conclave of the India Legal Research Foundation held in Ranchi took a long hard look at the reasons why access to justice...
Supreme-Court

SC sets the record straight on defamation

Upset over the wrong interpretation of its verdict on criminal defamation, the Supreme Court has clarified that it would have no bearing on the...

Will homosexuality finally be legal?

Article 21 of the constitution deals with the right to live with dignity. Don’t gays have the same privilege? India Legal team When Satish (name changed)...

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