Tag: Human Rights

  • Compensation for Migrant Labour in Delhi

    Compensation for Migrant Labour in Delhi

    Information about the issue: Accidents in construction sites are a very common phenomenon. In the Delhi region, there have been several such cases recently in which laborers have suffered severe injuries and even succumbed to their wounds. However, migrant workers are generally not compensated adequately or, at all, by their employees for the accidents that […]

  • LQF’s Online Certificate Course on Human Rights in Public Policy

    LQF’s Online Certificate Course on Human Rights in Public Policy

    About LQF: LexQuest Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit organization that takes evidence-based, equity-driven measures towards building a peaceful and stable collective future. With a belief in education’s powerful ability to cause profound change, our multifarious efforts primarily aim to safeguard and uphold the universal right to education. We work in close partnerships with educators, legislators, […]

  • Drone Rules: A Human Rights Perspective

    Drone Rules: A Human Rights Perspective

    “The sky has no definite location. There can be no ownership of infinity, nor can equity prevent a supposed violation of an abstract conception.” – Judge Haney. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are aircrafts that can be controlled remotely by a pilot or autonomously by preprogrammed paths. Many industries and organizations adopt this technology, […]

  • Human Rights in the Digital Era

    Human Rights in the Digital Era

    Legal scholar Dr Upendra Baxi recently opined that protecting human rights in the digital era is a complex challenge for governments everywhere and more so in the case of India. After reading through his article and getting to know about the report on ‘Disinformation and Freedom of Opinion and Expression’, which was recently submitted by […]

  • Project on Police Brutality and Reform in India

    Project on Police Brutality and Reform in India

    When police officers in the movies resort to extra-judicial killings or use force more than is necessary to restrain an accused or go about blatantly doing acts that would fall under the ambit of police brutality, they are cheered on, celebrated and their acts of cruelty are equated with justice. This is either an attempt […]

  • Roshni Act: Understanding the Contours of the Land Development Scheme of J&K

    Roshni Act: Understanding the Contours of the Land Development Scheme of J&K

    The Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 was enacted to vest the ownership rights to the occupants of the State Land with an ambitious objective of meeting the chronic power crisis of Jammu and Kashmir. Since the object of the Act was to use the proceeds of the […]

  • Right to Internet vis à vis Right to Primary Education in the NCT of Delhi

    Right to Internet vis à vis Right to Primary Education in the NCT of Delhi

    Information about the issue: In the last few months, COVID-19 has surfaced as an unprecedented challenge for the issue of access to quality education, especially for primary school students in government schools. For most of the students in government primary schools belonging to the disadvantaged communities, absence of computers, smartphones or any reliable broadband service […]

  • The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018: Rescued or Victimized into Rehabilitation?

    The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection, and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018: Rescued or Victimized into Rehabilitation?

    Human trafficking has plagued society for ages. It is the usage of force and exploitation of individuals for purposes such as slavery, sex work, and other illegal activities translating into an infringement on an individual’s human rights, with women and children being those at the highest risk of being victims of trafficking. Every country that […]

  • Bride Trafficking: Policy Interventions for an Under-Reported Plague

    Bride Trafficking: Policy Interventions for an Under-Reported Plague

    Bride trafficking is the illegal industry of purchasing brides as a property for due consideration. Organized traffickers sell girls and women as brides who are conned into a life of abuse, exploitation and slavery. Be it Haryana, Assam or Rajasthan, the Indian “Bride Bazaar” predominantly flourishes in parts of the country where the sex ratio […]

  • The Ordeal of Manual Scavenging: Tracing the Evolution of India’s Mitigation Policies

    The Ordeal of Manual Scavenging: Tracing the Evolution of India’s Mitigation Policies

    By Khushi Pamnani, Research Associate, Human Rights and Social Justice Policies The UN defines manual scavenging as the practice of manually cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling in any manner, human excreta from dry latrines and sewers. Upon collection of the excreta in containers like thin boards, baskets, and buckets, manual scavengers are then responsible to […]