Access to Justice for Women: India's Response to Sexual Violence in Conflict and Social Upheaval

62 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2016

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Roxanna Altholz

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Angana Chatterji

University of California, Berkeley - Center for Race and Gender

Laurel E. Fletcher

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Mallika Kaur

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Date Written: October 15, 2015

Abstract

This report examines emblematic case examples from conflict zones and incidents of mass violence to understand how the Indian State responds to sexual violence against women and girls in these contexts. The goal of the report is to analyze the efforts of women victims of sexual violence and their allies to access justice and to identify emblematic ways the Indian legal system succeeded or failed to provide effective redress. The report offers recommendation for policy and legal reform.

Note: This report is co-edited by Roxanna Altholz, UC Berkeley Law; Angana P. Chatterji, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; Laurel E. Fletcher, UC Berkeley Law; and Mallika Kaur, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Keywords: Sexual violence, India, women's human rights

Suggested Citation

Altholz, Roxanna and Chatterji, Angana and Fletcher, Laurel E. and Kaur, Mallika, Access to Justice for Women: India's Response to Sexual Violence in Conflict and Social Upheaval (October 15, 2015). UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2758851, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758851 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2758851

Roxanna Altholz

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Angana Chatterji

University of California, Berkeley - Center for Race and Gender ( email )

648 Barrows Hall
Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA CA 94720
United States

Laurel E. Fletcher (Contact Author)

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law ( email )

215 Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
United States

Mallika Kaur

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business ( email )

545 Student Services Building, #1900
2220 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

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