Category Archives: Child rights

Sep 29 2017

Mercury Poisoning: Taking action before it’s too late!

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By By Richa Sharma and Raghav Trehan* “And virtually none of the children knew that mercury is toxic,” -Juliane Kippenberg [1]   Mercury is a silver coloured liquid metal which is found in a mercury sulfide mineral called Cinnabar [2]. Mercury is … Continue reading

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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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Jun 5 2017

The Regressive Russian Amendment

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By Surya Rajkumar* Note: This post was originally published in Oxford University’s Human Rights Blog. It has been republished with minor edits here. To read the original, visit http://ohrh.law.ox.ac.uk/domestic-violence-and-the-regressive-russian-amendment/ On the 8th of February 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2017

Trampling Human Rights in Kashmir

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4 year old Nasir’s eye was badly damaged when Indian force personnel inserted a sharp metal object into it (Source: Ahmer Khan).  *By Umar Lateef Misgar According to the CIA’s World Factbook, Jammu & Kashmir, commonly referred to as Kashmir, is occupied by … 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 23 2016

The new surrogacy law in India fails to balance regulation and rights

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*By Simran Aggarwal and Lovish Garg India has a thriving surrogacy market with an estimated valuation of over 2 billion USD. However, the industry – which has been largely unregulated until now – is expected to witness an extensive overhaul … Continue reading

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Nov 14 2016

#StandWithCongo

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By Elizabeth Edwards* On Monday 24th October, I attended the London premiere of the documentary When Elephants Fight at the LSE.[1] What I watched left me both stunned and appalled. I would urge you all to find an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Aug 29 2016

Gassing of Indigenous Youth in Australian Detention Centres Reeks of Colonialism

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By Leila Nasr* This month, shocking footage depicting security personnel in a Northern Territory (NT) juvenile detention center teargasing and torturing indigenous detainees made headline news in Australia. In contrast to the uproar it has now engendered, this incident was actually first reported … Continue reading

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Nov 9 2015

LSE Refugee Awareness Week

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As the refugee crisis in the UK and around the world deepens, many Londoners are making their voices heard in the face of inadequate governmental action on the issue. While parliamentarians debate back and forth about the future of thousands … Continue reading

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