Clinic or Jail:NGO’s highlight pitfalls in Government’s anti-narcotics’ strategy New Delhi, 30 June 2011: Is drug addiction a disease or crime, asked NGOs in response to the Government’s call to “think health, not drugs” on June 26, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Calling for a revision of laws on narcotic drugs, a…

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Country Reports Country Mission to Vietnam (November 2011) Country Mission to Ghana (May 2011) Country Mission to Syrian Arab Republic (November 2010) Country Mission to Guatemala  (May 2010) Country Mission to Australia (November 2009) Country Mission to Poland (May 2009)   Thematic Reports 2009 Reports Report to the General Assembly, Main focus- Right to health and informed consent Report the…

Mr Anand Grover is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, he was appointed by the Human Rights Council in 2008. Country Mission to Japan – Press Conference by Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health Press Statement | News about the mission Introduction Special Rapporteurs are independent experts appointed by the Human…

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Bombay High Court overturns mandatory death penalty for drug offences; first in the world to do so 16 June 2011, Mumbai: In an unprecedented decision, the Bombay High Court struck down the mandatory death penalty for drug offences, becoming the first Court in the world to do so. Announcing the order via video conferencing, a…

 Suhasini Umesh Karanjkar Vs Kolhapur Municipal Corporation And The District Collector, Kolhapur Facts: The petitioner herein was a gynecologist running a Maternity and Surgical Hospital at Kolhapur which had an ultra sound machine. The hospital had been registered as a Genetic Clinic / Ultrasound Clinic under the provisions of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Techniques Act,…

Child sex ratio plunges in island city Source Times of India Are the well-heeled denizens of the island city more prejudiced against the girl child than those living in the suburbs? The Census 2011 data on the dropping child sex ratio across Mumbai seems to suggest so. The island city’s child sex ratio fell from…

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