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International Conference on Transgender Rights and the Law.

Transgender Identity & The Law Course

An elective university course on transgender identity and the law.

Publications

The Supreme Court trans-formed

September 15, 2018

Jayna Kothari, Executive Director at CLPR and Advocate, Supreme Court of India, writes in The Hindu. In this article, she examines Navtej Johar judgment’s special relevance for transgender rights: the contributions of the trans community to this outcome and how the judgment takes transgender rights forward.

The rainbow in our clouds

September 10, 2018 | Jayna Kothari

Jayna Kothari, Executive Director of CLPR and Advocate, Supreme Court, had represented transgender rights activists, Dr. Akkai Padmashali, Sanaa and Umi Umesh, in the Supreme Court on Section 377 challenge case. Deccan Herald carried Jayna’s piece today where she analyses the key themes the Court relied on to read down Section 377

The Right to Privacy: The Promise for full Recognition of Transgender Rights

August 28, 2018 | Jayna Kothari

In an article i n Orinam, Jayna Kothari examines the unexpected and far-reaching impact of the Right to Privacy verdict by the Supreme Court in the Aadhaar case, on gender identity, transgender rights and women’s rights.

Litigation

Dr. Akkai Padmashali & Ors vs. Union of India

August 21, 2018 | Jayna Kothari

CLPR represented Dr. Akkai Padmashali, Uma Umesh,  and Suma M in the Supreme Court to challenge Section 377 of the IPC. The Supreme Court held Section 377 as unconstitutional to the extent that it criminalised consensual sexual activity of any kind between adults. It was further held that the provision was manifestly arbitrary and violative of an individuals right to autonomy.

News And Media

The Hindu

Order, order

October 13, 2018

This article looks at the judgments of the Supreme Court in Section 377, adultery, and Sabarimala cases. It quotes Jayna Kothari  on Akkai Padmashali, transgender rights activist, who was one of the Petitioners in Section 377 case. Jayna says ““Akkai insisted on telling her story”.

LiveMint

Dream come true, says transgender community

September 6, 2018

This post records initial response of the community to the Section 377 verdict. It carried Jayna Kothari’s views on what the judgment holds for the transgender community.

Deccan Herald

377 judgement aids fight for transgender rights

September 6, 2018

This is a video response of Jayna Kothari on the Section 377 verdict.
While the transgender community is fighting their own separate legal battle in recognition of their rights, the decriminalisation of homosexuality by the Supreme Court today will aid the fight for transgender rights, says Jayna Kothari.

Blog

Pakistan’s Historic Transgender Rights Act: A step towards Trans Equality

June 8, 2018
Disha Chaudhry

Pakistan’s Historic Transgender Rights Act: A step towards Trans Equality

June 8, 2018 | Disha Chaudhry

The Parliament of Pakistan passed The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act on May 8th 2018 marking a historic victory for the trans community in Pakistan. The Act, which protects the rights of gender non-conforming persons and outlaws discrimination both by the State as well as private entities and persons, grants an individual the right to self identity their gender.

India’s Supreme Court is making landmark judgements in social change

November 22, 2018

In this article Jayna Kothari argues that – In the last few years, public interest litigation at India’s Supreme Court has brought significant wins for human rights—but success is best assured when litigation is linked to broader mobilization.

The Supreme Court trans-formed

September 15, 2018

Jayna Kothari, Executive Director at CLPR and Advocate, Supreme Court of India, writes in The Hindu. In this article, she examines Navtej Johar judgment’s special relevance for transgender rights: the contributions of the trans community to this outcome and how the judgment takes transgender rights forward.

The rainbow in our clouds

September 10, 2018 | Jayna Kothari

Jayna Kothari, Executive Director of CLPR and Advocate, Supreme Court, had represented transgender rights activists, Dr. Akkai Padmashali, Sanaa and Umi Umesh, in the Supreme Court on Section 377 challenge case. Deccan Herald carried Jayna’s piece today where she analyses the key themes the Court relied on to read down Section 377

The Right to Privacy: The Promise for full Recognition of Transgender Rights

August 28, 2018 | Jayna Kothari

In an article i n Orinam, Jayna Kothari examines the unexpected and far-reaching impact of the Right to Privacy verdict by the Supreme Court in the Aadhaar case, on gender identity, transgender rights and women’s rights.

Dr. Akkai Padmashali & Ors vs. Union of India

August 21, 2018 | Jayna Kothari

CLPR represented Dr. Akkai Padmashali, Uma Umesh,  and Suma M in the Supreme Court to challenge Section 377 of the IPC. The Supreme Court held Section 377 as unconstitutional to the extent that it criminalised consensual sexual activity of any kind between adults. It was further held that the provision was manifestly arbitrary and violative of an individuals right to autonomy.

21st

Dec 2018

Release of Policy Brief on Reservation for Transgender and Intersex Persons in Education and Public Employment

Venue Bangalore International Centre Stage 2, Domlur Bangalore, Karnataka - 560071

Time 5.30 PM to 8.00 PM

CLPR’s policy brief on reservations for transgender and intersex persons proposes the manner of implementation of reservations for the community. The policy brief traces the legal and constitutional framework on reservations in India, considers the manner in which courts have implemented reservations for trans and intersex persons so far, and suggests the way forward in implementing horizontal reservations.

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05th

Oct 2018

“Arise” Transforming Lives

Venue Student Christian Mission House, Bengaluru

Time 2 PM

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15th

Sep 2018

Panel discussion on Section 377 verdict

Venue Centre for Law and Policy Research, D6, Dona Cynthia Apartments, 35, Primrose Road, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru – 560025

Time 11 AM - 1 PM

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FNF

India – promoting transgender rights

November 27, 2018

Friedrich Neumann Foundation for Freedom shares its views on CLPR’s work on transgender rights. This includes a transgender rights course taught at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, as well as the Trans Law cell headed by CLPR.

The Hindu

Order, order

October 13, 2018

This article looks at the judgments of the Supreme Court in Section 377, adultery, and Sabarimala cases. It quotes Jayna Kothari  on Akkai Padmashali, transgender rights activist, who was one of the Petitioners in Section 377 case. Jayna says ““Akkai insisted on telling her story”.

LiveMint

Dream come true, says transgender community

September 6, 2018

This post records initial response of the community to the Section 377 verdict. It carried Jayna Kothari’s views on what the judgment holds for the transgender community.

Deccan Herald

377 judgement aids fight for transgender rights

September 6, 2018

This is a video response of Jayna Kothari on the Section 377 verdict.
While the transgender community is fighting their own separate legal battle in recognition of their rights, the decriminalisation of homosexuality by the Supreme Court today will aid the fight for transgender rights, says Jayna Kothari.

Movie Review: “Njan Marykutty”

July 13, 2018 | J. Mandakini

The media rarely portrays a transgender woman accurately. In fact, they are consistently shown in a negative light. However, “Njan Marykutty” released in June 2018 is a Malayalam movie which delivered a pleasant surprise during Pride month.

Pakistan’s Historic Transgender Rights Act: A step towards Trans Equality

June 8, 2018 | Disha Chaudhry

The Parliament of Pakistan passed The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act on May 8th 2018 marking a historic victory for the trans community in Pakistan. The Act, which protects the rights of gender non-conforming persons and outlaws discrimination both by the State as well as private entities and persons, grants an individual the right to self identity their gender.