HIV/AIDS Bill

Since 2006, the HIV/AIDS Bill has been pending with the government. More »

Publications released by Lawyers Collective

Launched by Honble Chief Justice of India (CJI), Mr. P. Sathasivam More »

SHW Panel Discussion

Panel discussion organised by the Airports Authority of India, Making the workplace safer for women, presided by Indira Jaising, Executive Director , Lawyers Collective More »

Global Health and Human Rights Database Officially Launched

The Database is the first attempt to comprehensively make available health and human rights law from both common and civil law jurisdictions, and features case law and other legal documents from more than 80 countries and in 25 languages. More »

 

Delhi High Court directs government to ensure access to essential medicines for Gaucher’s disease, irrespective of cost

In a momentous decision impacting the right to health and access to essential medicines the Delhi High Court, on 17 April 2014, directed the Government of NCT Delhi to provide free treatment to a five year old child suffering from

Supreme Court recognises the right to determine and express one’s gender; grants legal status to ‘third gender’

In a path-breaking judgment, the Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutional rights and freedoms of transgender persons, including those who identify as third gender and those who identify in a gender opposite to their biological sex, i.e., persons, assigned female

Indian Civil Society Members Urge Prime Minister to Resist US Administration Pressure

March 27, 2014 Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Tel: 011 23018939; Fax: 011 2301 0233. Email: manmohan@sansad.nic.in Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading

Concerned about access to affordable health care for neglected diseases, Delhi High Court directs State to provide treatment for Haemophillia

New Delhi: In a significant development for the right to health in India, Justice Manmohan of the Delhi High Court took serious note of the limited availability of affordable treatment for persons with neglected diseases like Haemophillia and ensured that

Engaging with the Criminal Justice System: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Violence

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  The Guide for Survivors is publication which contains frequently asked questions for a survivor; for example, what information should she provide in the FIR, what are her options if the police fail to record an FIR, what should she

Locating the Survivor in the Indian Criminal Justice System: Decoding the Law

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  The publication “Locating the Survivor in the Indian Criminal Justice System: Decoding the Law” serves as a guide for survivors, young lawyers, and other key stakeholders in the criminal justice system  to understand the nuances of the criminal justice

Naz Foundation files Curative Petition challenging the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377

31st March, 2014: The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, the original petitioner in the constitutional challenge to Section 377, has filed a curative petition challenging the Supreme Court decision in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation (hereinafter ‘Koushal’) delivered in December,

Supreme Court takes notice of discrimination against children affected by HIV in schools; seeks response from the Union and States

March 3rd, 2014: The Supreme Court today issued notice on a writ petition, Naz Foundation (India) Trust v. Union of India and Ors., W.P.(C), 147 of 2014, seeking the elimination of discrimination against children affected by HIV in schools, invoking