When Sexual Harassment Law Goes East: Feminism, Legal Transplantation, and Social Change

Every legal system has its own story and unique experiences with the sexual harassment law. This article engages in a comparative study of sexual harassment in India and Israel, which seem to share a very similar trajectory. This article tracks the processes that shaped the reforms in both countries and uncovers significant similarities and differences in the Indian and Israeli sexual harassment law. It suggests that while the Israeli law is more robust in both its substantive scope and its enforcement, it has for this very reason, also experienced a significant backlash which is, interestingly not traced in the Indian context.

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Jayna Kothari, 'When Sexual Harassment Law Goes East: Feminism, Legal Transplantation, and Social Change' (04 Nov 2011) <https://clpr.org.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/J_Barak-1.pdf> accessed on 20 Sep 2019