Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Voluntary Health Association of Punjab Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/11/2016 regarding increase of female foeticide and resultant imbalance of sex ratio and the indifference in the implementation of the stringent law that is in force in India.
India has been listed in 87th place in a global gender gap index study conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). India has gained 21 spots from 108th position in 2015 and overtook China (99) with improvements across Economic Participation and Opportunity and Educational Attainment.
Indigenous Peoples' right to give or withhold consent to development projects that affect their natural resources and ways of life has become stronger thanks to a new manual that guides development actors in designing and implementing such projects.
This report documents the precarious situation faced by many of the world’s 21 million refugees, the vast majority of which are hosted in low and middle-income countries, while many of the world’s wealthiest nations host the fewest and do the least.
Armed conflict and communal or ethnic violence have continued to cause massive displacement in India. The country is in need of amending its policies in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles for protecting internally displaced persons. The reliability of the existing data on IDPs and lack of a national governing body for protecting them are problems that need to be addressed.
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sabu Mathew George Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/09/2016 regarding information on pre-conception and/or pre-natal determination of sex or sex selection online in India. Ranjit Kumar Solicitor General submitted before the Apex Court he has been apprised about the “proposed list of words” in respect of which when commands are given, there will be “auto block” with a warning and nothing would be reflected in the internet, as it is prohibited in India.