Month: August 2012

Our Comments on the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012

The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012. Lawyers Collective welcomes certain changes proposed in the Bill like widening the definition of sexual assault to include non-penile penetration and inclusion of offences like acid attacks, for which people have been campaigning for decades. However,...

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Global Commission on Drug Policy – A Comment

Findings of the Global Commission on Drug Policy – A Comment Tripti Tandon[1] In June 2011, the Global Commission on Drug Policy released its report on the state of international drug control and the urgent need for reform, adding momentum to the call to rethink drug prohibition. This article provides...

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MHA red-flags HIV Bill: ‘can’t take infected in paramilitary’

26 April 2012: A clause in the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill 2012 that HIV testing cannot be a precondition for employment has raised some practical roadblocks in the recruitment process of the paramilitary forces and police, and become a bone of contention between the Ministry of Home...

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