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About Vibhuti Ramachandran

Vibhuti Ramachandran is Assistant Professor in Global and International Studies at University of California, Irvine. She researches gender and law in India, particularly prostitution and sex trafficking in discursive regimes and institutional practices.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

A recipe for injustice: India’s new trafficking bill expands a troubled rescue, rehabilitation, and repatriation framework

India’s proposed trafficking in persons bill replicates the flaws of the existing framework. It must be re-written if it is to better the lives of the women it purports to help.

Critical reflections on raid and rescue operations in New Delhi

Accompanying a raid and rescue operation poses difficult questions for those involved, pushing the boundaries between victim and non-victim.

Rescued but not released: the ‘protective custody’ of sex workers in India

Protective homes for women in India are carceral institutions that confine women rescued from the sex trade. Tied to a moralistic agenda of reform, protective homes restrict women’s freedom in multiple ways.

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