Tag Archives: India

Embracing difference – India’s ground-breaking judgment on transgender rights

By Christina Zampas, Senior Legal Advisor at Amnesty International The recent Indian Supreme Court judgment holding that transgender persons have a right to legal recognition was an inspiring reminder to me of why I became a human rights lawyer. Pushing … Continue reading

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Will the UN be all talk and no action on business and human rights?

By Joe Westby, Corporate Campaigner This week marks the 29th anniversary of one of the world’s worst ever industrial disasters: the infamous gas leak from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India that, on the night of 2-3 December 1984, … Continue reading

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Indian rape debate: Why death penalty is no solution

By Ananth Guruswamy, Director of Amnesty International in India The tragic case of the 23-year old woman who was brutally attacked, raped and left for dead by six men in Delhi on 16 December 2012 has highlighted the unacceptable reality … Continue reading

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