Perspective: Advocating for the Rights of Indigenous Women

November 16, 2015

Depending on the country and context, indigenous peoples are referred to with various terms, including tribal, natives, national minorities, and aboriginals. According to the International Labour Organisation’s Convention No. 107, these groups were referred as “temporary societies” in reference to the belief that these groups were under threat of extinction due to modernisation.  Convention No. 107 was ratified by 27 countries including Bangladesh, of which I am a citizen. During…


Perspectives: Reflections on Islam, Spirituality and Justice

October 12, 2015

By Margari Hill, a Founder and Programming Director of Muslim ARC. She can be found on twitter @margari_aziza I embraced Islam in the 90s, a period of Black consciouness in Hip Hop, with artists who popularized Islam like Rakim, Brand Nubian, and Poor Righteous Teachers from my home town Trenton New Jersey. Guru from Gang Starr dropped the line, “I was raised like a Muslim, praying to the East …” I…


Reflecting on Gherao as a Movement Building Tactic

May 6, 2015

“Gherao is the expression of the popular movement. When we talk about gherao, we talk about people’s power. When we talk about gherao, we talk about the empowerment of workers and the marginalized section of our society and students who want a better future for them and the polity.   That is why it is important to study the gherao movement.”   “Law is not independent.  Law is the reflection of…


Rana Plaza: Mourning and Meaning

April 24, 2015

  Leading up to the second anniversary of Rana Plaza factory building collapse, I was thinking of what to write.  Each time, I sat down to pen something I was reminded of the immense, heart wrenching pain of workers and their families.   My mind failed me, and all I could do was to sit with the pain, to feel the intensity, the truth of which I would never know….


Perspectives: Corporate Social Responsibility and Disposable Labor

Nikodemus Solitander is a postdoctoral researcher in Supply chain management and social responsibility at Hanken School of Economics, Finland. He can be contacted at and followed on Twitter @CSR_FPtP       Not so long ago, the CEO of an international corporation (well-known for its Corporate Social Responsibility-programs and present in all of the ethical indexes and rankings) said during a well-attended meeting with the media that it will…

April 21, 2015

Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Dakxin Chhara on Nomadic Tribes in India

April 6, 2015

Photo credit. Birth1871 documentary. Editor of Law@theMargins Chaumtoli Huq sits down and talks with documentary filmmaker and Director of Budhan Theater Dakxin Chhara on his film Birth 1871 on the history of denotified tribes (DNT) in India.  “Do you think 60 million people are born criminals?” he asks.  Of course, our answer is no because to say otherwise would go against our sense of fairness and human rights. Dakxin is…


Perspectives: Life of a Trade Union Leader

Ms. Aneno Catherine, the General Secretary of the Uganda Textile, Garment, Leather and Allied Workers Union (UTGLAWU), writes about her experiences helping to address the many challenges that women face both in the work place and in the organizing world.

March 2, 2015