Aj Agrawal

Research Associate

Aj Agrawal graduated from RML National Law University, Lucknow in 2016 with B.A. LL.B(Hons.) and completed an LL.M in International Legal Studies & Human Rights from SOAS, University of London in 2018.

He has previously worked as an associate consultant for the Govt. of Telangana at the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty on several development programs.

Aj has a wide range of interests from  gender, queer rights, intersectionality to international human rights and postcolonial studies in international law.

Publications

Blog

Exclusion Amplified: A report on how the pandemic has impacted the trans and intersex community in India

July 25, 2020

This Report is an attempt at presenting the needs and rights of the trans community…

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The Intersection of Disability and Caste

July 20, 2020

This Policy paper explores the importance of the intersections of disability and caste. The authors…

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CLPR | Trans Law Quarterly | Issue II

September 7, 2020

    E D I T O R I A L We are still in…

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Equality, Non-Discrimination & the Guarantee of Healthcare

August 18, 2020

The right to equality and non-discrimination involves not only formal equality in law but obligations on the State to provide substantive non-discrimination for those persons and groups who suffer differential impacts. In the context of healthcare, this means recognizing stigma, discrimination, and exclusion as a result of disability, health status, gender and gender identity, and other social, economic, and cultural categories. Positive obligations, in that case, should extend beyond the prohibition of discrimination, to inclusive policies, reasonable accommodation, and affirmative action’s accounting for special needs and acknowledging existing barriers in the access to healthcare. As the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted, healthcare as an occupation is also in need of protection with multiple reports of attacks on healthcare workers stigmatized as carriers of the virus.

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Trans Rights in Nepal: Progress & Pitfalls

July 6, 2020

  The political and legal development of LGBTQ+ rights in Nepal has been the result…

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