Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018: A Pressing Need of the Hour

By Shivangi Singh, Amity Law School, Lucknow. Trafficking of persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and…

Supreme Court rules on protecting Minor Wives

By Arifa Khan, Post Graduate College of Law, Osmania University, Hyderabad. The Supreme Court, in a landmark judgment, affirmed that sexual intercourse with a minor wife is rape, where consent is immaterial. The judgment came on a petition filed by an…

India’s Abstention at UNHRC: A shift without compassion

By Mohammad Anas, Aligarh Muslim University, Kerala. India’s so-called neutrality from voting in the recent UN Human Rights Council meeting on the question of forwarding the “Davis Report” to International Criminal Court has created an instant outrage among the National Councils and…

Accession of the European Union to the European Convention of Human Rights

By Juš Černovšek, Lawyer, Slovenia. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the draft agreement on the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is not compatible with EU law. The…

Being Tough on Terrorism or Respecting Human Rights Laws

By Sneha Baul, CLC, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. INTRODUCTION: Human Rights are the inherent rights, which are basic, fundamental and pervasive in nature. With the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 and a series of other multilateral treaties and other declarations…