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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

Supreme Court recognises the right to determine and express one’s gender; grants legal status to ‘third gender’

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

Indian Civil Society Members Urge Prime Minister to Resist US Administration Pressure

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

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

Only 24% rape cases led to conviction in 2012, says CJI

Only 24 per cent of trials in rape cases in the country in 2012 ended in conviction, down from 26.6 per cent in 2010. The conviction rate for molestation cases went from 29.7 per cent in 2010 to 24 per

Chief Justice of India concerned at declining conviction rate in rape cases

Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Monday expressed unhappiness on the declining of conviction rate in rape cases and emphasized that women judicial officials can play a major role in conducting trial in such cases. Read More

How much do you know about the Criminal Justice Process?

Lawyers Collective presents a guide for those dealing with sexual violence. An analysis of the data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) between 2010 – 2012 reveals that the conviction rates for all major crimes against women under the

South leads the way in safer workplaces for women

BANGALORE: Women may have broken through the glass ceiling where careers are concerned yet workplaces remain unsafe for them. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has recorded roughly 115 complaints by women on sexual harassment at the workplace every year