CIVIL SOCIETY APPLAUDS APPROVAL OF THE HIV/AIDS BILL BY THE CABINET HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE EAGERLY AWAIT PASSING OF THE BILL WITH RIGHT TO COMPLETE TREATMENT 5 October 2016, New Delhi: Civil society groups from across the country, including the People Living with HIV today expressed happiness over the Cabinet clearing the HIV/AIDS Bill for passage in the…

NEW DELHI: As World Hepatitis Day is being observed on July 28, 2016, the Lawyers Collective, in collaboration with Dr Samiran Panda from NICED-Kolkata, Dr Saubhik Ghosh from IPGMER-Chandigarh and SSKM Hospital- Kolkatta and Giten Khwairakpam from Treat Asia-Bangkok have launched an analysis paper on hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and treatment  access in India…

In absence of a policy intervention for Hepatitis C, civil society and legal aid organisations have put together a policy brief, calling upon the government to take concerted action to address the right to health of people living with HCV (PLHCV). HCV is a transmissible disease — it spreads the same way as HIV —…

New Delhi, July 26: A panel of medics and lawyers has asked the Centre to initiate urgent screening of high-risk populations vulnerable to hepatitis-C virus infection and help provide patients access to anti-viral drugs that offer the chance of complete cure. The panel, in a paper released on Monday, has called on the government to…

Dainius Puras UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and public mental health at Vilnius university Anand Grover Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Director, Lawyers Collective, India Paul Hunt Professor, School of Law/Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, UK Last…

  Download Note on FCRA allegations and the Lawyers Collective’s response

Journalists, party spokesmen and Subramanian Swamy have much to fear from the Supreme Court’s judgment upholding criminal defamation. Justice Dipak Mishra, who wrote the judgment, has been in the news these past few weeks, for his handling of the Uttarakhand case, when he struck down president’s rule, for his comments in the Sabarimala case dealing…

A PIL was filed by a devotee of Lord Ayyapa in 1990 in the Kerala High Court for the prevention of entry of women into the Sabarimala Temple on the grounds that Lord Ayyapa whose idol was housed in such temple was a celibate god and women between the ages of 10-50 shall be restricted…

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