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Sep 14 2017

Divorce versus Marital Rape: A Tale of Hypocrisy

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By Sachin Dhawan* As per recent reports[1], the central government of India (the government) has, in response to a petition filed before the Supreme Court, defended the statutory exception permitting child marital rape. The validity of the controversial exception to … Continue reading

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Jul 11 2017

Prohibition of Beggary Acts: Criminalizing a Way of Life and the Need to Amend These Laws

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*By P Avinash Reddy The Bombay prevention of Begging Act (1959), The Karnataka prohibition of Beggary Act (1975) and twenty other Anti-Beggary laws have been enforced as a way of criminalizing the act of begging in India. These acts define … Continue reading

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Jun 19 2017

Violence Against Doctors: A Subtle Violation of Human Rights

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*By Ananye Krishna In the state of Maharashtra, generally, the people and the doctors are not aware of their rights and liabilities. This lack of awareness leads to the grief and anger of patients being targeted at the first person … Continue reading

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Jun 12 2017

The Indonesian Ahmadis: No Place for Praying

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By Max Regus* Religious freedom has been considered one of the most crucial and serious issues in contemporary Indonesia, as religious minority groups frequently experience attacks due to their beliefs. This article will focus on the status of Ahmadis in … Continue reading

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Dec 19 2016

War and Peace: From London to Aleppo

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By Kwame Sekyere* A narrative that parallels the experience of politicians in Downing Street being disturbed by the sound of protesters, with the experience of civilians in Aleppo being disturbed by the sound of war. On the 13th of December … Continue reading

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Dec 13 2016

Using International Human Rights Law to Guarantee the Right to Health: a Brazilian Experience

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by Iago Morais de Oliveira* In 2014, fourteen families searched for assistance from the Public Prosecution of the State of Paraíba to guarantee the right to an effective medical treatment for their relatives—sixteen patients who suffered from several neurological conditions which … Continue reading

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Nov 21 2016

Durable Solutions For Refugees: Principles And Implementation Strategy Of A General Framework

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By Liliana Lyra Jubilut* and André de Lima Madureira** Refugees count on 3 durable solutions: 1) local integration, 2) resettlement and 3) voluntary repatriation. They “allow them to rebuild their lives”[1] and “to live their lives in dignity and peace”[2]. Durable … Continue reading

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