Category: Updates

Oxfam-India to Initiate a Pan-India study on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Oxfam India works to strengthen Workplace Sexual Harassment Bill In India, it is estimated that someone is sexually harassed every hour. Legal protections against workplace sexual harassment in India have historically been weak, but the Landmark “Vishakha Judgement” (passed 14 years ago) recommended drafting a law concerning Sexual Harassment in...

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NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2011

On 8th September, 2011, the Government introduced the NDPS (Amendment) Bill, 2011 in the Lok Sabha. The Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 13th September, 2011 for further consideration. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 is the central law on control, regulation...

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The Pakistan’s Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2012- By Ms Indira Jaising

The Pakistan’s Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2012 –By Ms. Indira Jaising, Executive Director, LCWRI The recently passed Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2012 is a classic example of the cross pollination between countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region and of the best...

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EU-India FTA Global Week of Action: Updates

EU-India FTA Global Week of Action: Updates India: Sign-on Letter to European Commission handed over 10 February 2012, New Delhi: As part of the Global Week of Action on the EU-India FTA, activists in India today intervened at a public lecture by Mr Van Rompuy, the European Council President, and handed...

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 In 2001, India’s generics brought prices down from $15000 per person per year to $350 for first line AIDS medicines. 80% of people living with HIV in developing countries are on Indian generic ARVs Over 90% of pediatric AIDS medicines are supplied by Indian generics. BUT ALL THIS COULD CHANGE IF...

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Reports by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

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...

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