PURSUING JUSTICE

The Hebrew word for ‘Justice’ has two connotations. The first is mishpat,  which means to treat every person equitably and give each person their due, whether it be-wages, food or love. The second term is tzadeqah and it means that an individual should treat every person in their family and society with “fairness, generosity, and … More PURSUING JUSTICE

Who Made My Clothes?

The fourth-largest industrial disaster in history happened on the 24th of April 2013 in Bangladesh. The Rana Plaza building collapsed killing 1,138 people and another 2500 were injured[i]. There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza, all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. The victims were mostly young women. Ever since that incident, people from … More Who Made My Clothes?

Twilight

“Law can be gamed with a good lawyer”, says Nassim N Taleb. While the whole world wonders about the “laughable” parts of Indian Supreme Court recent judgements on Ayodhya involving debates on land, religion, faith (certainly no laughing matter for many), an American Federal Court has recently ruled that a federal jury in San Francisco … More Twilight

Combatting hell on earth – Anti Human Trafficking (AHT)

Definition Human Trafficking is defined by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime as, “The Act of recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position … More Combatting hell on earth – Anti Human Trafficking (AHT)

A first-person narrative of a 39-year-old construction worker

I was 17 when I first accompanied my aunt to work at a construction site in Bhubaneswar. Few days into the work, I understood that wages were different for men and women. In fact, wages were different for different women. For example, my age group or younger were paid Rs 80 while women like my … More A first-person narrative of a 39-year-old construction worker

Disrupting Human Trafficking: The Role of Financial Institutions

Ever since someone planted the idea in my head that financial bankruptcy for a trafficker is a greater deterrence than criminal deterrence which is dependent on the slow pace of the justice delivery system, I have begun reflecting on the role of banks and financial institutions aided by technology and Artificial Intelligence in combating human … More Disrupting Human Trafficking: The Role of Financial Institutions