Rahul Bajaj

Disability Correspondent

Rahul Bajaj currently works as a Senior Resident Fellow at the VIdhi Centre for Legal Policy in New Delhi. A lawyer by training, Rahul successfully completed the BCL and MPhil in Law at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. Before joining Vidhi, Rahul served as a Judicial Law Clerk to Indian Supreme Court Justice D.Y. Chandrachud. In that role, he made a meaningful contribution in assisting the judge with two path-breaking Supreme Court judgments on disability rights law. His areas of interest are constitutional law, intellectual property law and disability rights law.

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Indian Supreme Court Judge Calls for Abolishing the Death Penalty

Indian Supreme Court Judge Calls for Abolishing the Death Penalty

In a powerful dissenting opinion that has reignited the debate on the retention of the death penalty in India, Justice Kurian Joseph of the Indian Supreme Court has called for a reassessment of the need for the death ...
Through Two Progressive Rulings, Indian Supreme Court Bolsters Rights of the Disabled

Through Two Progressive Rulings, Indian Supreme Court Bolsters Rights of the Disabled

In India, home to one of the world's largest populations of disabled people, the Government has taken a number of concrete measures in recent times to erect a robust legal architecture for the protection of their rights and freedoms. ...
Twenty Years on, Inclusion Remains a Distant Dream for India’s Disabled

Twenty Years on, Inclusion Remains a Distant Dream for India’s Disabled

Even as India’s principal legislation for the empowerment of the disabled, the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, ("PWD Act") completes 20 years of its enactment this year,
Mainstreaming Disability in Development: The need for a Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda

Mainstreaming Disability in Development: The need for a Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda

As a report by the World Health Organization indicates, around 15% of the world’s population, roughly 1 billion people, live with some form of disability, making them the world’s largest minority. That people with disabilities remain ...