CENTRE for POLICY ANALYSIS

CENTRE for POLICY ANALYSIS

“Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex” - Karl Marx
ARTICLE
Lubhawna Choudhary
With an agreement announced on July 5 between the Sudanese military regime and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces, an oppositional alliance of political parties and trades unions, and a transitional government set to be appointed, we look back at the upheaval in Sudan over the past few months.

Although the Darfur conflict was considered to be over and the UN has been withdrawing troops from Darfur since 2017, organisations such as Human Rights Watch based in the UK have urged th
OPINION
Jehan Perera
As his presidential term draws to its close President Maithripala Sirisena is making it clear that he is not ready to quit the political centre stage without a fight.  The president's thinking appears to be more in accord with the words of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas who wrote, "Do not go gentle into that good night..."  The president is reported to be on the verge of asking the Supreme Court for an advisory opinion regarding when his term of office actually ends.  The question is
ARTICLE
Samuel Mathew
If Shashi Tharoor was the apple of the Indian liberal's eye during the period of the 16th Lok Sabha, it looks like he is going to have a run for his money in this 17th Lok Sabha. In her maiden speech as a parliamentarian, Mahua Moitra of the All-India Trinamool Congress has re-kindled the Indian liberal's day dreams of putting up some sort of resistance to the Sangh Parivar's onslaught on Indian society, its diversity, democratic systems, constitutional bodies and secular ethos.

 Moi
OPINION
A.G. Noorani
PRESIDENT Xi Jinping of China is not a person who would take any decision in a hurry - least of all one that affects his country's security and territorial integrity. Weeks, if not months, must have preceded his momentous decision to destroy all the old maps depicting China's frontiers and, thus, affirm the existing, current maps as the only ones to be valid. 

 China has land borders with 14 countries and maritime borders with at least nine other countries. The People's Republic

JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT

Our Constitution has taken up the charge of transforming a hierarchical society into a modern equalitarian democracy. In a Parliamentary democracy based on a written Constitution, it is the role of the Judiciary (predominantly the Supreme Court) to interpret it. The court itself has supposed the role of the guardian and interpreter of the Constitution of India. For the purpose of interpretation, the independence of the Judiciary from any external source, including the political executive needs t...


Issue in foreign Policy

Are America's International Commitments trustworthy?

Nayan Anand

Since the inception of his term as the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has been a favourite of the media. Be his kooky Tweets that take the internet by storm or his determined approach towards putting America first, Trump sure knows how to catch the eyeballs of both world leaders and the public alike. In the past few months, Trump went a step ahead to shake the world by his strong messages of 'America First' policy. In the same regard, the global power landscape saw ...


Gender

Right to Freedom of Choice, Right to Abortion: Ireland's new Abortion Referendum

Nayan Anand

Introduction  

The recent time can be attributed to both progress and protests alike. Caught up in the progressive third wave of feminism, there are women all over the world now coming out on the streets to fight and demand basic rights that have been denied to them. Be it the abrogation of the infamous Triple Talaq rule or the dynamic demand for changes in the abortion laws of Ireland, positive changes in the gender scenario are now foreseeable. Speaking about one such vic...


Gender

A Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013: An Asse

Nayan Anand

The law protecting women against sexual harassment at workplace came out as a legislative act after the approval of the President on April 23, 2013. Deriving its essence from the 'Vishaka Guidelines' issued in 1997 by the Supreme Court in the Vishaka vs State of Rajasthan case, the Act promulgates mechanism for employers to handle cases of sexual harassment at workplaces by explicitly stating protocols to be followed during and after the course of s...