Month: August 2008

Background

The Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative (“LCWRI”)’s mission is the empowerment of women through law. This is based on the belief that law is an instrument of social change and can be used in different ways to further the constitutional and human rights of women. Since its inception in 1998,...

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Property Rights

Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative had studied the amendments made in 2005 to the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 whereby the daughter was formally added as a coparcener. This report aimed to map the development in inheritance and property rights under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956. FULL REPORT HERE

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Legislation

1. WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control   2. Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Product, Supply and Distribution) Act 2003.   3. Notification dated 5th March 2010   4. The Prevention of Food Adulteration Act & Rules   5. Plastic Rules 2011  

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Current Cases

Current Cases Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust v. Union of India – Supreme Court of India In 1999, the Lawyers Collective through the Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, Mumbai, filed public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking to address barriers that prevented the access of people living with HIV (PLHIV) to health...

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Activities

EU-India FTA Global Week of Action: Updates India: Sign-on Letter to European Commission handed over 10 February 2012, New Delhi: As part of the Global Week of Action on the EU-India FTA, activists in India today intervened at a public lecture by Mr Van Rompuy, the European Council President, and...

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Background

 Affordable Medicines and Treatment Campaign  “[L]ife in good health and free from disease is the foremost human right and is a constitutional fundamental. The humbler the Indian human, the higher the State’s duty to protect the person.” —Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India  “My idea...

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Judgment & Orders

 Judgments The Lawyers Collective has fought a number of landmark cases for people living for HIV pertaining to discrimination on the ground of a persons HIV status, breach of confidentiality, negligence in blood transfusion and the implementation of the National AIDS Control Programme, amongst others, Below are the judgments in...

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The Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative

The Lawyers Collective is a group of Lawyers with a mission to empower and change the status of marginalised groups through the effective use of law, and an engagement in human rights advocacy, legal aid and litigation. The Lawyers Collective Women’s Rights Initiative (LCRWI) actively uses the law as a...

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