Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hearing Update: Novartis argues section 3(d) not intended to address issue of access to medicines

13 September 2012, New Delhi. Mr Subramaniam, senior counsel appearing for Novartis, continued his arguments today. Placing on record the Doha Declaration on TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, Mr Subramaniam said that it is important to bear in mind the

Complainant in the dock

By : Indira Jaising The sexual harassment law was passed, but lack of debate has left flaws The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012, was passed by the Lok Sabha earlier this week. In

The Cubical Code

Please Download Here

Karnataka HC restrains quacks from claiming cure for HIV; directs Govt. to remain vigilant

In 2006, the Lawyers Collective, through the Karnataka Network for People living with HIV (KNP+), filed a public interest litigation in the High Court of Karnataka,  Karnataka Network for People living with HIV/AIDS (KNP+) v. Balachandra K Pagali Nayak and

Sexual harassment of women at workplace bill 2012 passed by Lok Sabha

The Bill on the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace [The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012] got passed by the Lok Sabha on 3rd September, as news sources put it, ‘amidst the protests over

NACO submits Stavudine phase out plan in Supreme Court

Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust v. UOI, W.P. (C) 512 of 1999 & Sahara House v. UOI, W.P. (C ) 535 of 1998 On 3rd September 2012, NACO filed the phase out plan for Stavudine in the Supreme Court. After deliberation between

Safer anti-HIV drugs to replace Stavudine

Concerned over the ill effects of Stavudine d4T, a first-line drug against HIV for long, the Centre plans to replace it with safer and better-tolerated Tenofovir and Zidovudine. Stavudine has been linked to high toxicity, adverse effects on cholesterol metabolism,

Pre-marital HIV testing is a shortcut to nowhere

The Maharashtra government’s proposal is aimed at shielding women but it could end up adding to their vulnerability. Anand Grover & Mihir Samson Director & Advocacy Officer, Lawyers Collective. THE MAHARASHTRA government is considering a proposal to make HIV test