Tag Archives: Law


Bermuda becomes first country to repeal same-sex marriage

The governor of Bermuda on Wednesday signed [press release] a bill into law that repeals same-sex marriage, reversing a Supreme Court ruling. The Domestic Partnership Act gives [text, PDF] domestic partners rights that are similar to married couples, but not the legal title. The governor said that “[t]he Act


Jordan parliament repeals law encouraging rapists to marry victims

NEWS SCAN The Jordanian parliament  on Tuesday narrowly voted to repeal Article 308[text, in Arabic] of the penal code, which permitted rapists to escape punishment if they married their victims. Rights groups applauded the decision, calling it a step forward in ending violence against women, especially in Middle


HISTORY: Law Reform has been a continuing process particularly during the last 300 years or more in Indian history. In the ancient period, when religious and customary law occupied the field, reform process had been ad hoc and not institutionalised through duly constituted law reform agencies. However,


Refugee Law in India Need of the Hour

No one leaves home unless Home is the mouth of a shark You only run for the border When you see the whole city running as well ~ Warsan Shire Donald Trump, 45th President of United States, recently ordered a four month suspension of America’s refugee program which has shaken the


Israel passes law increasing regulation of human rights organizations

NEWS SCAN Israeli lawmakers on Monday passed a controversial law increasing regulation on Israeli human rights organizations. The law requires that organizations receiving more than 50 percent of their funding from foreign governments or political organizations disclose that they rely on such funding in “all communication


Massachusetts governor signs transgender anti-discrimination law

NEWS SCAN Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signeda billn into law on protecting against discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The bill was passed  earlier in the week by both houses of the state legislature and has been praised as a compromise between anti-discrimination and public safety. The law