In response to a public interest litigation, Delhi High Court in Praveen Kumar Chaudhary v. Election Commission of India has reaffirmed that prisoners do not have a right to vote, thereby upholding the constitutional validity of Section 62(5) of the … Continue reading Should Prisoners Have A Right to Vote?
Introduction “If the custodians of law themselves indulge in committing crimes then no member of the society is safe and secure. If police officers that have to provide security and protection to the citizens indulge in such methods they are creating … Continue reading Guardians of Law Goring Human Rights to Death: A tale of Encounter killings and Custodial Deaths
(On June 12, the Federal Government released a set of guidelines that would repeal an Obama-era rule that forbids discrimination against patients who are transgender or have previously endured an abortion. It is one of many rules and regulations set forth by the … Continue reading The Plight of Transgender Civil Rights Violations in the United States
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?