Tag Archives: Constitution

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

Students demand constitution of sexual harassment committee at workplaces

Srinagar, July 09: Students Union Islamic University (SUIU) and some members of JNU Students Union Wednesday held a sit-in here at Lal Chowk demanding constitution of Sexual Harassment Committee at workplaces in State. Read More

Delhi High Court directs government to ensure access to essential medicines for Gaucher’s disease, irrespective of cost

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

Concerned about access to affordable health care for neglected diseases, Delhi High Court directs State to provide treatment for Haemophillia

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

Poll Related Cases -Solution?

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The political parties have entered the fray to prepare for the 2014 Parliamentary elections. But the Election petitions in respect of 2009 elections are still dragging on. The Order in a case against Veldurai elected in the 2006 election from

Moth-Eaten Debate On Outsider Presence

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A High Court judge has chosen to tender a suggestion to the government to amend the Trade Union law to prohibit outsiders from assuming leadership in Trade Unions. It is indeed surprising that the judge has volunteered this opinion even

Supreme Court reserves decision on the recognition of gender identity of transgender persons in India

In a case that has the potential to break the binary gender norms of male and female in law and administrative practices in the country, the Supreme Court on 29th October, 2013 reserved its judgment on the question of recognition

Who will judge the Judge?

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 In a farewell function organized on his retirement from the Bench, Justice Suthanthiram had chosen to give his response to an opinion that it is not necessary to organize farewell functions at government cost and involving waste of human resources.