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The Kerala High Court, while issuing an order in Anoop v. State of Kerela, recognized the fallacy of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012, and Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1856, in not distinguishing between consensual sexual activity and rape. The single judge bench remarked that these actions arise out of pure [...]

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Kiran Jonnalagadda from Bangalore, India, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Recently, Spain’s Parliament passed a new bill that seeks to make consent the determining factor in sexual assault cases, thus freeing victims from the burden of proving that they were intimidated, subjected to violence or that they physically resisted to show that they suffered a sexual assault. As per the Guarantee of Sexual Freedom law, [...]

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While abortion has been a hotbed of controversy in America for decades, many states, especially those governed by conservatives, have lately expressed interest or have introduced bills and laws to significantly restrict abortion. The recent highlight is the draft of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s judgment by the US Supreme Court leaked by Politico. [...]

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An initial draft written by Justice Samuel Alito in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization appears to overturn the decision in the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Justice Alito writes in the draft document. Roe was a benchmark which was set to uphold the legal and bodily [...]

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The modern world is engaged in a rat race and we are all supposedly the bait. The ever-increasing aspiration to become more technologically advanced, beating the rivals in the race, and to be the first one, is taking a toll. Recently, the online food delivery aggregator, Zomato, announced a 10-minute delivery system which appears to [...]

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The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 has been passed by the Indian Parliament on April 6, 2022. It is the replacement of Colonial Law, i.e., the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920. The newly introduced Bill asks for collection of biometric data from convicted prisoners. It allows police officers and prison officials to collect biometric data [...]

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What the bill is all about The brave and ever-evolving “digital world” is transforming our lives today. As a corollary, biometric technology is regarded as an effective, accurate, and dependable way for flawless identification, verification, and authentication of a person. In the same parlance, the Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022 (“the Bill”), has received a nod [...]

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As the Ukrainian military and its citizens defiantly fight back against Russian forces, LGBTQ+ citizens face a unique fight of their own, the fight to safely be themselves. Last month, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations authored a disturbing letter, warning of serious human rights violations if Russia successfully occupies Ukraine. Ambassador Bathsheba Nell [...]

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