Category Archives: Updates

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur considers a number of critical elements that affect the effective and full implementation of the right to health framework. He begins by reaffirming the justiciability of economic, social and cultural rights, including the

LC demands that the proposed ITPA amendments be made public

The Lawyers Collective has asked the Ministry of Women and Child Development to make public the proposed amendments to the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 and consult affected groups. Read More

Calcutta High Court quashes the criminal charges against Pinki Pramanik

In a closely watched case, Justice Subrata Talukdar of the Calcutta High Court today quashed charges of rape, cheating, causing grievous hurt, criminal intimidation, and others, framed against Pinki Pramanik, the famous woman athlete from Kolkata and nullified the charge

Civil society opposes patent on sofosbuvir

10 September, 2014- In a move towards furthering access to affordable medicines, Lawyers Collective through Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, the Hepatitis Coalition of Nagaland and Network of PLHIV living in the Asia Pacific region (APN+), filed a pre- grant challenge to

National Judicial Appointments Commission, A Critique by Indira Jaising

An assessment of the new law introduced to appoint judges argues that it will make the judiciary subservient to the executive and thus throws a fundamental challenge to the Constitution and Indian democracy. The long-pending demands for transparency and accountability

Letter to the Chief Justice of India regarding Creche

I write to inform you that several of us welcome  the changes introduced in the premises of the Supreme Court which we have noticed on the reopening of the Court.  In particular the public corridors are neat and clean and

Concern for the Dead, Condemnation for the Living

While ruling that women were increasingly misusing Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court ought to have been more conscious of the prevalence of domestic violence, and the difficulties women face in approaching the police. When faced

Bombay High Court dismisses Bayer’s challenge- upholds Compulsory license on Nexavar

15.07.2014- In a momentous decision for patients, a Division Bench of the Bombay High Court dismissed a writ petition filed by Bayer challenging the IPAB order upholding the compulsory license granted to Natco for Sorafenib Tosylate (Nexavar). Nexavar is a