“Columbus! Columbus! Holidays are here!’ Before kids in nursery schools break into this hit Tamil film song, parents bundle them off to summer camps to learn drawing, dance and swimming. But there is one group of people which really sings the song of freedom from the film ‘Jeans.’ It is...Read More
Delhi High Court directs government to ensure access to essential medicines for Gaucher’s disease, ...
In a momentous decision impacting the right to health and access to essential medicines the Delhi High Court, on 17 April 2014, directed the Government of NCT Delhi to provide free treatment to a five year old child suffering from Gaucher’s disease. Gaucher’s is a rare genetic disease that does...Read More
In a path-breaking judgment, the Supreme Court has affirmed the constitutional rights and freedoms of transgender persons, including those who identify as third gender and those who identify in a gender opposite to their biological sex, i.e., persons, assigned female sex at birth, identifying as male and vice-versa. By recognising...Read More
March 27, 2014 Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, The Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, Raisina Hill, New Delhi 110011. Tel: 011 23018939; Fax: 011 2301 0233. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading Allegations of US Business Associations We the undersigned organizations and...Read More
Concerned about access to affordable health care for neglected diseases, Delhi High Court directs State ...
New Delhi: In a significant development for the right to health in India, Justice Manmohan of the Delhi High Court took serious note of the limited availability of affordable treatment for persons with neglected diseases like Haemophillia and ensured that the State Government provide treatment free of cost, as part...Read More
31st March, 2014: The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, the original petitioner in the constitutional challenge to Section 377, has filed a curative petition challenging the Supreme Court decision in Suresh Kumar Koushal v. Naz Foundation (hereinafter ‘Koushal’) delivered in December, 2013 that upheld the validity of Section 377, IPC and...Read More
Supreme Court takes notice of discrimination against children affected by HIV in schools; seeks response ...
March 3rd, 2014: The Supreme Court today issued notice on a writ petition, Naz Foundation (India) Trust v. Union of India and Ors., W.P.(C), 147 of 2014, seeking the elimination of discrimination against children affected by HIV in schools, invoking the fundamental rights to life, education and equality guaranteed under...Read More
The Lawyers Collective welcomes the passage of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2014 (“NDPS”) by Parliament late last week. The amendments make important, path breaking changes for medical access to narcotic drugs by removing barriers that date back to 1985, when the Act was first introduced. The...Read More
11 February, 2014- The HIV Bill was tabled in the Rajya Sabha today at 12:10 p.m. amidst constant din and confusion. Health Minister Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad introduced the Bill which after consensus was accepted to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha. Lawyers Collective welcomes the move since this is...Read More
Bombay High Court permits Maharashtra Govt. to proceed with gender biased sexual assault protocols; warns ...
The case before the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court, Dr. Ranjana Pradhi v. Union of India, PIL (Cr.) 1 of 2010, regarding the framing of sexual assault examination protocols concluded on 29thJanuary 2014. The Court allowed the Government of Maharashtra to continue to implement its revised guidelines for the examination...Read More