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Feminism and International Law in India

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This chapter choose three areas - family law, private international law and sexual harassment at the workplace - to study the response of the Supreme Court of India to gender equality in the light of available international law. There are other cases not coming under these three subject areas wherein the Supreme Court has appreciated the existing international law and need to implement them in order to ensure equality and non discrimination which, therefore, for the purpose of this chapter the others have been categorized as miscellaneous. These four areas have been selected because the decisions of the Supreme Court in some of the cases that came before it resulted in changing the law or atleast the interpretation of prevailing laws so to enhance the status of women and provide protection of their fundamental and human rights.

Keywords:family law; human rights; international law; sexual harassment; Supreme Court of India



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