Triple Talaq before the Indian Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India has to decide a case that has captured India’s political, constitutional and social imagination – a challenge to the constitutional validity of triple talaq, a practice that allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife unilaterally simply by uttering the word “talaq” thrice.

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How Old is 14 Really? On Child Marriage and Case-by-Case Justice

A bizarrely archaic hiccup for old-school historicists, curiously ambivalent and legally intriguing to others, child marriages currently enjoy an unforeseen centrality in Germany’s public life. Europe today is hard pressed to look beyond its shores for instructive twenty-first century survival scripts. India’s past offers some lessons on child marriages for the current German predicament.

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Dürfen Richter gleichgeschlechtlichen Sex legalisieren?

Indiens Strafgesetzbuch droht Männern und Frauen für "carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal" schwere Haftstrafen an. Die Norm stammt noch aus britischer Kolonialzeit und ist offenbar weitgehend außer Gebrauch. Aber sie ist in Kraft und wird wohl auch angewandt, um Schwule und Lesben zu drangsalieren. 2009 hat der […]

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