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July 11, 2017

When the State has legislated its duty to prevent and protect people from violence, it is saying "We shall be legally responsible for their protection." 

But its the lawyers who make the State accountable. State may not have a self-accountability mechanis...

July 11, 2017

Domestic violence have often been classified by the State as a ‘private’ issue, i.e. outside the realms of criminal law. As such, law enforcement authorities have traditionally been unwilling to interfere.  

Domestic violence is complex as it does not ha...

I met Batul Moradi years ago when she moved to Afghanistan in search of a new life after spending decades as a refugee in Iran. Her creativity, resilience, and unconventional independence was a mystery to me. She worked as a painter for a children’s magazine and seeing...

June 1, 2017

The bill was introduced by Member of Parliament Mr. Shashi Tharoor on 10th March in the Lok Sabha. The bill has been drafted in consultation with Tarunabh Khaitan who is the Associate Professor and Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College, Oxford University. The bill is...

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