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 diverse gender identities, the Court…

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: manmohan@sansad.nic.in Resist the US administration Pressure and Reject the Misleading Allegations of US Business Associations  We the undersigned organizations and individuals are writing this letter…

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 an important landmark towards achieving…

30th January, 2014: The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) set aside the Patent Controller’s decision to revoke the patent relating to valganciclovir on technical grounds and remanded it to the Controller for re-consideration. In a significant development for patient groups, the IPAB rejected the demand of the patentee, Hoffman La Roche, to restore the patent…

Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust v. UOI, W.P. (C) 512 of 1999 &  Sahara House v. UOI, W.P. (C) 535 of 1998 As agreed, on 3rd September 2012, the Union of India submitted an affidavit indicating its plans to phase out Stavudine in the first line regimen. Pursuant to the order of 11th December 2012 the National…

Over 200 people living with HIV (PLHIVs) gathered outside the Law Ministry on Monday demanding that the HIV/AIDS Bill be tabled in Parliament during this winter session. The Bill, which protects the rights of people living with and affected by HIV, has been pending with the government since 2006. For the last six months, the…

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 26 (MExN):  Seven years on, the HIV & AIDS Bill drafted to protect people living with HIV (PLHIV) from discrimination is gathering dust with lawmakers virtually choosing to sidestep the Bill.  The Bill was drafted in 2006. Read More

Networks of People Living with HIV&AIDS (PLHIVs) in Nagaland and NGOs Thursday joined their counterparts across the country demanding the HIV&AIDS Bill be tabled in the parliament during the winter session or before the parliamentary election scheduled for next year. The bill has been pending since 2006. Read More

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