CLPR Broadcast|July 2020

July 3, 2020 | Ritambhara Singh

 

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#PrideMonth: Rights of Transgender People in India  

In the spirit of #PrideMonth, Bangalore International Centre recorded a podcast with Jayna Kothari in which she talked about trans rights, important legal judgments in India, the US and elsewhere in recent years, and the path towards gender equity and inclusion. Listen here

PIL challenging Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019

CLPR has filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court of India on behalf of Grace Banu, Vyjayanti Vasanta Mogli, KMV Monalisa, Anindya Hajra and Sirra Santosh against the Union of India represented by both Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Social Justice. In this petition they sought a declaration that Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 12(3), 18(a) and 18(d) of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 are unconstitutional, being violative of their fundamental rights under Articles 14, 15, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India, 1950. Read More

SC Observer COVID-19 Summer Session Review

The SC Observer team has reviewed the work of the Supreme Court in the wake of this dreaded pandemic and how the apex court dealt with challenges posed by it. In the first summer session review, it reviewed the important cases heard by the Supreme Court, and the second summer session review focused on the court’s adoption of digital technology to continue its operations. Read here: Summer session review I & Summer session review II.

Webinar: Prisoners & the Pandemic: Health, Safety & the Constitution 

National Constitution Society(NCS) along with Center for Law and Policy Research organized a webinar on ‘Prisoners & the Pandemic: Health, Safety & the Constitution’ in which Jayna Kothari and Sanjiv Sahini addressed a multitude of questions relating to the health and safety of the prisoners amid this dreaded pandemic: What are the constitutional rights of prisoners about their health, safety, and dignity? Does the release program give us scope to advocate for bail reform? How do we effectively implement interim bail and early release? Watch here 

In lead up to the event, the CAD India team wrote a desk brief to find out what the Gandhian Constitution said on ‘crime and punishment’. The Gandhian Constitution dedicated a chapter on ‘Crime and Punishment’ and also noted that the world had started to think of crime as an outcome of society and not biology, and pointed out specific causal factors like poverty, unemployment, inadequate education. Read More

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