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Rape adjudication and prosecution in India: a reflection of female autonomy or masculine cultures?

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The December 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape case sparked a sorely-needed debate in India on the issues of consent in rape law, leading to the Justice Verma Committee report and the 2013 criminal amendment to rape law. This thesis undertakes a comprehensive analysis of Indian judicial decisions adjudicating rape, to ascertain (whether and) how underlying preconceptions and prejudices (continue to) percolate through sexual assault cases in a variety of settings (despite the 2013 amendment) and ult...

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SSD
Department:
Law
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Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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2019-11-06

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