Human Rights Law Network

Human Rights Law Network

Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)

The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent. HRLN collaborates with human rights groups, and grass-roots development and social movements to enforce the rights of poor marginalised people and to challenge oppression, exploitation and discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status. HRLN provides pro bono legal services, conducts public interest litigation, engages in advocacy, conducts legal awareness programmes, investigates violations, publishes 'know your rights' materials, and participates in campaigns. Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a division of the Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC). SLIC is a non-profit legal aid and educational organization, registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860, Indian Public Trust Act, 1950 and the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.


Recent Updates

alt Supreme Court directs strong action for solid waste management, pulls up states, authorities for ‘absence of initiative’
alt Supreme Court voids the suspension of an advocate punished by the Chhattisgarh Bar Council and Bar Council of India
alt Kerala High Court upholds rights of 100% disabled person as 'person with disability' under the National Trust Act
alt Bombay High Court permits termination of fetus with severe abnormalities at the 25-week mark
alt Chandrakant Kamble & Ors vs The State of Goa & ors: SC orders stay on eviction of 21 daily wage workers’ families
alt In Uttar Pradesh, infants die in a tangled web of medical apathy, neglect and corruption
alt Delhi HC strikes down ESIC’s fraudulent move to create and sell medical institutions
alt India’s Human Rights Lawyer Colin Gonsalves Named 2017 Right Livelihood Award Laureate
alt Aadhaar is not mandatory. You may or may not share your details
alt Landmark order of Manipur High Court on JSSK implementation in Manipur
alt Missing Najeeb: Supreme Courts’ intervention into the probe of missing JNU student
alt Return Singur land to farmers, SC orders West Bengal govt.
alt Hysterectomies Failure : Dr. Narendra Gupta vs. Union of India & Others; Supreme Court of India, Writ Petition (Civil) 131/2013
alt Drug price regulation saved Rs 4,988cr in 2 yrs: Govt
alt SC Allows Rape Victim To Terminate 24-Week Pregnancy In Mumbai
alt Victims’ families in north-east hail AFSPA directive
alt Offloading: Pay Rs 10 lakh to flyer with cerebral palsy, SC to SpiceJet
alt SC tells Centre to consider setting up human rights commission in Delhi
alt 3rd National Consultation on Prisoners’ Rights, Legal Aid and Prison Reform 19th and 20th of March 2016
alt SC issues CBI inquiry in the murder of a Dalit Woman and the rape of her daughter
alt Report on National Consultation on Media Freedom & Law
alt Acid Attack Victims to be recognised as disabled: SC
alt Shahnawaz Choudhary’s custodial death to be investigated by the CBI, Delhi High Court Order
alt Colin Gonsalves presented Honour by Centre for Reproductive Rights
alt National Consultation on Using the Law to Guarantee Reproductive & Sexual Health and Rights in India
alt Job Opportunity for a Media Specialist for it’s website and social media content development and management.
alt Job Opportunity for Web Specialist
alt Petition to SC challenges 'Criminalisation of Abortions' after 20th week of pregnancy
alt "Custodial deaths... a convoluted manifestation of the darker side of the guardians of civil liberties" Delhi HC remarks in latest judgment
alt Obstetric Violence Causing Maternal Mortality
alt The insensitive practice of Sterilisation 'Drives': A case from Bihar
alt State Level Consultation On ‘Legal Advocacy to Ensure Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights’
alt National Consultation on Media freedom and the Law
alt SC direct States to clear pendency in Juvenile Justice Boards in Sampurna Behrua Case
alt DU professor G N Saibaba granted bail for three months by the Bombay High Court
alt Gauhati High Court Orders State of Assam to Ensure Tea Estate Workers’ Right to Health in Promotion and Advancement of Justice, Harmony and Rights for Adivasis (PAJHRA) vs. State of Assam (June 2015)
alt Right to Food and Health: HRLN activists and community leaders use the law to ensure access to food, primary health care, and education at Chhilla Khadar (Nangali) Village, New Delhi (June 2015)
alt Scaling Up the Legal Initiative in India for Reducing Maternal Mortality and Advancing Young People’s Reproductive Health and Rights
alt HC notice to Centre, Delhi government on maternal health schemes
alt HRLN against Gender Discrimination and Female Foeticide
alt Forced Sterilization and Family Planning
alt HRLN invites applications for the post of Project Director - Reproductive Rights Initiative
alt National Consultation on Law and Legal Strategies to Combat Violence against Women
alt SC stays Delhi High Court’s order regarding recalling of witnesses in the Uber rape case, issues notice to Delhi police and accused
alt Landmark Judgement pronounced by SC dealing with guardianship & custodial and visitation rights to parents and children stuck in matrimonial disputes


MacArthur Award

MacArthur Award 2013

The MacArthur Foundation has announced the recipients for the 2013 Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions, and SLIC has been honored for its contributions to reproductive rights advocacy in India!
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IPT works through a large network of over judges, lawyers, human rights activists and NGOs. IPT helps movements bring their local issues to the national and international platform.


Leading Cases

 In a landmark judgment invoking the new Disability Act, SC directs accessibility for disabled students in institutions of higher education
 Supreme Court Directs Important Steps Forward In Accessibility For Persons With Disabilities in Public Places
 Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation vs Vanashakti public trust: Maharashtra chief secy asked to pay Rs 100 crore for river pollution
 Amit Ashok Tribhuvan vs Regional Transport Officer: Hearing impaired applicants to be considered for driving licenses
 JEEJA GHOSH vs UNION OF INDIA: Airport services changed to accommodate passengers with disabilities
 SC says UP government was negligent in preventing Muzaffarnagar riots
 Supreme Court says prospective parents, irrespective of religious background, have the right to adopt children
 SC commutes death sentences of 15 Convicts, due to delay in mercy plea decisions
 Supreme Court commutes death sentence of four people to life imprisonment
 SC ordered trial court to deliver verdict in Kandhamal nun rape case
 SC reaffirms workers Right to Health and Medical care
 Soni Sori and Ors Vs. State of Chhattisgarh W.P. (CRL.) 206/2011
 Apex court upholds Majithia Wage Board recommendations
 Mirchpur Case: A Landmark Judgment for Dalit
 High Court at Calcutta orders Chief Secretary of West Bengal to provide compensation of 3 lakhs to acid attack victim: Sabana Khatun, and finds Government position unacceptable
 SC appointed Commission gave report on its investigation of the extra-judicial killings in Manipur
 Deaf eligible to undertake driving test, licence: Delhi HC
 Consider blind students' plea, SC tells Delhi University
 Callousness of Delhi Government over plight of construction workers in Common Wealth Game’s Projects infuriates Delhi High Court, Exemplary Compensation of Rs 1.23 Cr. Awarded
 HC quashes appointment of child rights panel member
 High Court of Indore orders the State Government of Madhya Pradesh to improve maternal health care in Barwani District in HRLN PIL, Duna Bai vs, State of Madhya Pradesh
 High Court at Delhi orders State Government to Improve Living Conditions at Motia Khan Family Shelter, New Delhi
 The High Court of Madhya Pradesh allowed a pregnant female prisoner to exercise her reproductive rights under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (Act)
 Laxmi Mandal v NCT Delhi W.P No. 8853/2009
 High Court of Madhya Pradesh Recognizes Woman's Right to Survive Pregnancy and Childbirth as a Fundamental Right
 A Landmark Judgment in Salwa Judum Case
 HRLN has filed a PIL for the Proper implementation of the Guidelines on ‘Standards for Female and Male Sterilisation


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HRLN is a division of the Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC). SLIC is a non-profit legal aid and educational organization, registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860, Indian Public Trust Act, 1950 and the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.