C Prabhu is a lawyer based in Chennai, who graduated from Delhi University with a B.A. Geography (Hons.) and an LL.B. He is working in Tamil Nadu, fighting against the unequal treatment of citizens by public authorities, using the rule of law.

 

He is interested in Public-Interest Litigation, Environmental Law, Consumer Law, Intellectual Property Rights and Entrepreneurship Administration.

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Implementation of Legislation Addressing Gender Injustice in Tamil Nadu, Pt 3: POSH

March 19, 2019

We analyse the implementation of the POSH Act in Tamil Nadu. The Act aims to prevent the sexual harassment of women in the workplace. The Social Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu reports that only 1317 of the several lakh workplaces have established mandatory Internal Complaints Committees.

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Implementation of Legislation Addressing Gender Injustice in Tamil Nadu, Pt 2: PCMA

March 18, 2019

Is the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 (PCMA) being successfully implemented in Tamil Nadu? In 2009, the State framed rules regarding the monitoring and reporting of instances of child marriage by detailing the responsibilities of CMPOs and appointing ‘Panchayat Level Core Committees’ to assist CMPOs.

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Implementation of Legislation Addressing Gender Injustice in Tamil Nadu, Pt 1: POCSO

March 16, 2019

We analyse the implementation of the POCSO Act in the State of Tamil Nadu. There appear to be various issues with its implementation in Tamil Nadu, such as the frequent use of the two-finger test by doctors examining the victims of sexual offences. The Supreme Court has established that the test violates the right to privacy, nevertheless it is frequently used in Tamil Nadu.

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