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UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME: A CASE FOR ITS RECOGNITION AS A HUMAN RIGHT – PART II

By Anusha Peri and Ramya Chandrasekhar  In the second piece of this two-part post, we look at UBI as a subsistence right, and its value in a moral economy. IV. An unconditional minimum income as a subsistence right In light … Continue reading

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UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME: A CASE FOR ITS RECOGNITION AS A HUMAN RIGHT – PART I

By Anusha Peri and Ramya Chandrasekhar  In the first of a two-part post, we look at the threat of automation and its impact on the labour force. The threat of rapid redundancy of manual and unskilled labour as a result … Continue reading

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THE TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS) BILL, 2016 – POLITICAL EYEWASH?

By Mihika Poddar and Archismita Raha In August 2016, the Central government introduced the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 (‘the Bill’), in Lok Sabha. It aims to provide for a comprehensive framework for the protection of transgender persons, … Continue reading

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JILS BLOG RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 40 INDIAN LAW BLOGS

We are extremely proud to announce to our readers that the JILS Blog has been ranked as one of the Top 40 Indian Law Blogs, published by Feedspot. This list is based on, among others, the quality and consistency of posts, … Continue reading

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WHY ‘MODICARE’ IS NOT A GAME-CHANGER: NATIONAL HEALTH PROTECTION SCHEME AND HUMAN RIGHT TO HEALTH

By Saurabh Bhattacharjee The announcement of the flagship National Health Protection Scheme [NHPS] by the Finance Minister. Mr Arun Jaitley in his budget speech earlier this week has led to renewed attention on the direction of public healthcare in India. … Continue reading

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KEEP YOUR THEOLOGY OFF MY BIOLOGY

By Shivani Kabra and Anirudh Krishnaa There is no doubt that patriarchy is widely prevalent in society – at home, at work, and even in educational institutions. One always looks towards the pillars of justice, guardians of constitutional values – … Continue reading

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READING DOWN THE MARITAL RAPE EXCEPTION: FROM THE TOP OF AN IVORY TOWER?

By Parva Kaushal Khare and Siddharth Sonkar On October 11, 2017, in Independent Thought v. Union of India,[1] the Supreme Court held sexual intercourse with a girl below eighteen years of age to be rape, regardless of her marital status.[2] … Continue reading

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