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Covid-19, Patents and Access to Medication in India

Covid-19, Patents and Access to Medication in India

The Covid-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly across India. India has had a long-drawn struggle around affordable ...
Covid-19 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India

Covid-19 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India

Covid-19 is not uniform in its impact. Persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. ...
The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

"The question really, for me, is not so much one of the degree of deference that courts should grant the State, but
Have Prisons In India Become Ticking Time Bombs Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak?

Have Prisons In India Become Ticking Time Bombs Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak?

The Apex court in India, right from the latter half of the 20th Century till as late as March 2020, has upheld the ...
Abortion Law Reform in India: One Step Forward & Two Steps Back

Abortion Law Reform in India: One Step Forward & Two Steps Back

In an important development, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament on 17 March 2020 passed the Medical ...
India’s new Abortion Bill Falls Short of Protecting Reproductive Autonomy

India’s new Abortion Bill Falls Short of Protecting Reproductive Autonomy

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill ...
India’s case against intellectual segregation in classrooms

India’s case against intellectual segregation in classrooms

A High Court in India recently handed down a significant judgment relating to equality in educational facilities. ...
Indian Supreme Court Holds For Gender Equality in the Army

Indian Supreme Court Holds For Gender Equality in the Army

On 17th February, 2020, the Supreme Court of India (“SC”), in the case of The Secretary, Ministry of Defence v. ...
Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978: India’s Use of Preventive Detention Violates Human Rights

Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978: India’s Use of Preventive Detention Violates Human Rights

On February 5, the Indian Government informed the public that, following the abrogation of Article 370 of the ...
A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?

A duty to implement affirmative action/reservations for India and South Africa?

A recent Indian Supreme Court judgement, Mukesh Kumar & Another v State of Uttarakhand & Others, held that ...
Dilution of the Presumption of Innocence Principle in India

Dilution of the Presumption of Innocence Principle in India

In two cases decided in 2019, the Bombay and Calcutta High Courts adopted diverging positions regarding the ...
Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

Younger women, older men: The perpetuation of gender discrimination through minimum legal age for marriage

In India, the minimum legal age for marriage is different for men and women. Section 4(c), Special Marriage Act, ...

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