Date: 24th December, 2017
Venue: Indian Law Institute, New Delhi Continue reading
Date: 24th December, 2017
Venue: Indian Law Institute, New Delhi Continue reading →
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 NGO- Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) run by Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi to examine the conflict of Section 375 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) with Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The Court struck down Exception 2 to Section 375 of IPC, which exempts marital rape of girls between the age of 15 and 18 from the purview of rape. The POCSO Act has determined the age of consent to be 18 years which cannot be reduced, the court ruled. The Court Bench, comprising Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta, said that the exception to the rape law was contrary to the philosophy of other statutes and violates the bodily integrity of a girl child. The discrimination between a married girl child and an unmarried girl child is artificial. “A child remains a child whether she is described as a street child or a surrendered child or an abandoned child or an adopted child. Similarly, a child remains a child whether she is a married child or an unmarried child or a divorced child or a separated or widowed child.”, Justice Lokur wrote. Continue reading →
IJSARD International Virtual conference 2017
Law and Social Sciences
In association with
Sikshalaya Educational Society’s
Government of Uttarakhand
“Law and its dynamism must have equilibrium for a sustainable society”
International Journal of socio-legal analysis and Rural Development (IJSARD) ISSN: 2455 4049 is an online quarterly peer reviewed international journal on ‘Law’ and ‘Rural Development’, published by Sikshalaya Educational Society. As the name suggests the journal focuses on the analysis of different laws for better understanding and research. The society needs the laws for proper functioning and thus the journal focuses to draw a special emphasis on various disciplines of social sciences, rural development and analysis of various aspects of law to improve the quality of research and explore the more realistic aspects of civilization’s sustainable developments. Establishing equilibrium between the society and law it shall find the present and futuristic scope of growth and prosperity. Rural development is an essential part of a sustainable society. Continue reading →
National Law University Odisha, Cuttack invites your contributions for the 1st Issue of Human Rights Law Journal in the form of articles, case comments, legislative comments and book reviews. Continue reading →
By Binny Kumari, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya and Saif Rasul Khan, Research Associate, LexQuest.
Meaning of the term urban refugee
The Geneva Convention on Refugees defines a refugee as, “a person who is outside their country of citizenship because they have well founded fear of prosecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, and is unable to obtain sanctuary from their home country or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country.” In context of the term, urban refugee, there is no clear definition but it points to the changing trend of refugees making their ways to cities as against the traditional image of settling in refugee camps. Continue reading →
Legal Desire Media & Publications in association with Unmukt Bharat is organising an essay writing competition on “NGOs as facilitator of Human Rights”. This competition is a part of Social Impact Summit, 2015.
It is a matter of great pleasure and honour for us to extend an invitation and hearty welcome to the participants to the seminar on the topic ‘Human Rights: Trends and Issues in Contemporary World’ Continue reading →
International Human Rights Law is a set of international rules, established by treaty or custom, on the basis of which individuals and groups can expect and/or claim certain behavior or benefits from governments. Continue reading →
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 people all over the world. Various assumptions are being made as to why India did not take part in the voting. Since 1948 when India got its Independence until in 1992 when full diplomatic relations with Israel were assumed India vowed to support Palestine to fight for its inalienable rights as a sovereign engaged in a struggle against colonial occupation which is much like the one that led to its own hard-won independence.India has always shown solidarity to the Palestine. This sudden change of India being silent on the report has raised many eyebrows. Continue reading →