In a recent progressive judgment, the Supreme Court of Costa Rica has legalized same-sex marriages. This decision can be perceived as a model for social inclusion which caters to the needs and desires of the sexual minorities. It has the … Continue reading Can India Draw a Parallel from Costa Rica’s Affirmation on Marriage Equality?
“Recognition of one’s gender identity lies at the heart of the fundamental right to dignity. Gender, as already indicated, constitutes the core of one’s sense of being as well as an integral part of a person’s identity. Legal recognition of … Continue reading Transgender Bill 2019: A Mockery of the Right to Self-perceived Gender Identity
“Damage to the environment can impair and undermine all the human rights spoken of in the Universal Declaration and other human rights instruments.” – Judge Weeramantry, the International Court of Justice. INTRODUCTION On 7th May 2020, a major gas leak … Continue reading Vishakhapatnam Gas Tragedy: Are gas leaks making human rights bleak?
Ever since the beginning of the month, The Supreme Court of India has been hearing pleas regarding the restoration of 4G internet in India’s Kashmir. Vide the order dated 26th March 2020, The Jammu & Kashmir government had restricted the … Continue reading Restoration of 4G Internet in Kashmir – A Question of Right to Life?
“One Ought to be able to claim as entitlements (i.e. as human rights) those minimal things without which it is impossible to develop one’s capabilities and to have life as human being” -Richard Wassertrom COVID-19 has exposed vulnerabilities in the … Continue reading Colossal Test for Safeguarding the Transgenders Rights
The Bombay High Court on 11th March 2019 held that every prisoner shall be eligible for an emergency parole subject to valid reasons. However, the broader question which arises before us is why in certain crimes no parole is granted … Continue reading Sentencing without Parole: Assessing prisoners right to Dignity in India