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    Over 100 attendees convene for HRLN’s Mera Haq event

    15/03/2011

    In honour of the 100th celebration of International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) hosted Mera Haq: Surviving Pregnancy in India in New Delhi. Mera Haq brought together over 100… Read More

    HRLN petition in Supreme Court challenges criminalisation of abortions after 20th week of pregnancy

    16/10/2010

    Mrs X and Mrs Y vs Union of India & Ors challenges the constitutional validity of section 3 (2) (b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP Act).

    The MTP Act bans… Read More

    ‘Preventable maternal deaths are a human rights violation’: Delhi high court

    04/06/2010

    In a historic decision the Delhi High Court ordered compensation for violation of constitutional and reproductive rights of two impoverished women. The judgment will have immense health policy… Read More

    SC takes state govts to task, says they are bound to give dignified treatment to urban homeless

    05/05/2010

    The Supreme Court of India has passed an order-dated 05.05.10 in the historic PUCL V. Union of India, directing various State Governments for making massive scale arrangements for… Read More

    Supreme Court upholds right to employment of persons with cerebral palsy

    10/03/2010

    Syed Bashir-Ud-Din Qadri vs Nazir Ahmed Shah
    IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NOS.2281-2282 OF 2010

    (Arising out of SLP(C)Nos.10669-70 of… Read More

    Haryana government pledges to audit all maternal deaths after HRLN intervention

    10/03/2010

    The Haryana government has pledged to carry out audits of all maternal deaths in the state in future. Following HRLN’s intervention, the Director for the National Rural Health Mission in Haryana has… Read More

    Supreme Court of India upholds the rights of persons with cerebral palsy to employment, calling for sensitive handling of cases of people with disability

    10/03/2010

    In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on March 10th has upheld the rights of the persons with cerebral palsy to employment. Hon’ble Supreme Court observed about this case in its… Read More

    HRLN founder, Colin Gonsalves honoured by IIT, Bombay with Distinguished Alumnus Award

    10/03/2010

    At its 51st Foundation Day function, the famed engineering institution IIT Bombay felicitated one of its most distinguished alumni, Mr Colin H Gonsalves, Founder of Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)… Read More

    Indian People’s Tribunal unanimously and vociferously rejects the entry of BT Brinjal in the country

    30/01/2010

    BT Brinjal will ultimately lead to economic subjugation of our farming community while having a catastrophic impact on our bio-diversity, soil fertility and human rights, points out worried farmers,… Read More

    Shri Irsayam & Others Vs Union of India & Others

    01/02/2008

    This case upholds the right of 7 Indonesian sailors to be repatriated to their country of origin where no grounds exist for denial of said right.

    Case Details and Status
    On 19… Read More

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