The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 (‘the Bill’), has failed the transgender community, and severely waters down the guarantees of the NALSA judgement. (Its several critiques can be found here and here). One provision, in particular – that of a screening committee- is a blatant violation of their right to self-identification recognised by…

by Sujoy Chatterjee The National Football League (NFL) in the U.S. has been in the news of late, for football players allegedly disrespecting the U.S. national anthem by kneeling/sitting/silently demonstrating during the playing of the national anthem before kick-off. There is a raging debate in the U.S. on, amongst others, whether dissent/protest during the national…

Posted on behalf of Sital Kalantry New Book: Women’s Human Rights and Migration: Sex-Selective Abortion Law in the United States and India published by the University of Pennsylvania Press 2017 In this new book, I examine prohibitions on sex-selective abortion that are sweeping state legislatures across the United States from a critical race, empirical, and…