CLPR Broadcast|May 2020

May 7, 2020 | Ritambhara Singh

 

 

 THE CLPR BROADCAST

 

 (MAY-2020)

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making the Constitution work for everyone through law and policy research, social and governance interventions and strategic impact litigation.

Sixth Anniversary of NALSA v. UOI Judgement 

On the sixth anniversary of the historic NALSA judgement, the CLPR team has translated the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019 into Kannada for the benefit of the people from Karnataka. Read more

Also, CLPR has filed an intervention application before the Karnataka High Court in the wake of the current crisis created by lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic. Recently the Karnataka High Court passed orders directing the State government to provide relief measures to marginalized communities including transgenders, Devadasis, sex workers and, persons dependent on begging. Read the Judgement here.

Highlighting this issue, Jayna Kothari’s piece titled A Court Steps in for a Covid-Hit community got published in Article 14, an independent online website addressing threats to and failures of justice and deficiencies in the legal system. Read More.

Ambedkar Jayanti & Tackling Caste Discrimination 

This year, we celebrated the 129th anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on April 14. He played a defining role in eradicating caste discrimination practices from India.

On this occasion, read our Policy Brief on Implementation of Caste Discrimination Laws in India. Read here.

SC Observer COVID-19 Updates 

The SC Observer team has written several desk briefs related to the working on the Supreme Court and other courts during the corona virus pandemic and subsequent lock down. Read More. 

Public Health and the Constitution of India 
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the CAD team has written two desk briefs: the first highlighted the contributions of India’s First Health Minister Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur to India’s public health system; and the second traces the origins of the federal division of labour on public health. Read More: Desk Brief I & Desk Brief II

 

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Ritambhara Singh

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