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Gay sex still criminal in India, no review accepted

A bench of justice HL Dattu and justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhyay dismissed the review petition in a chamber hearing on Tuesday afternoon. Under the SC rules, advocates cannot argue review petitions unless ordered by the court in India.

Britain will not sue Saudi Arabia in torture case

Four Britons have been told by the European court of human rights they cannot sue Saudi Arabia in the UK courts for compensation over alleged torture.

National Council for women: Indian Perspective

People came out in droves to relive the horrors of December 16, 2012, and mourn the loss of the young girl who fought the men who raped her in a moving bus in the Capital.

Justice for Palestine at the International Criminal Court

For almost a year, since obtaining upgraded status at the UN, the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah has had a chance to open the door to justice for serious international crimes committed on Palestinian territory. 

Slavery is back!

Three women enslaved in an ordinary London house for 30 years: this is shocking. But it should not be a surprise. In the modern world the trade in human slaves is booming – indeed, by some calculations slaves alive today outnumber those stolen from Africa over four centuries.

Violent rapists face tougher sentences

Tougher penalties for extremely violent rapes are to be introduced later this year, the new chairman of the Sentencing Council, Lord Justice Treacy, has revealed.

Wining living fund by disabled

Five disabled people have won their court of appeal bid to overturn the government`s decision to abolish the independent living fund (ILF).

Rapists are sentenced to cut the grass

Funerals can be lengthy affairs in western Kenya, and Liz, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, was out late at a wake for her grandfather that had stretched into the evening. She was on her way home when she recognised some familiar and unfriendly faces in the darkness.

Court attacks newspapers for misleading reports

The European court of human rights has accused British newspapers, including the Daily Mail, of publishing "seriously misleading" reports.

Is Law More Powerful than Human Rights?

Even though the human rights court in Strasbourg and the convention it enforces are never far from the headlines these days, it is rare to find any mention of another important human rights agreement – the European Union`s charter of fundamental rights.

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