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Judicial Colloquium in Odisha


  On the 17th September 2017, HRLN in partnership with the Odisha Judicial Academy held a judicial colloquium on the matter of reproductive health and rights in the State. ..... Read More

HRLN receives positive order from the Patna High Court regarding quality of healthcare in Bihar prisons


HRLN filed a successful public interest litigation petiiton regarding the appalling lack of healthcare provided to prisoners across Bihar. The lack of healthcare services was noted by the High Court, who took a strong view of the situation and ..... Read More

Infant Death in Jagdalpur, Bastar: Fact-Finding Mission to Bastar District, Chhattisgarh


India has the highest number of child deaths in the world, with an estimated 1.2 million deaths in 2015 — 20 per cent of the 5.9 million global deaths. In the relatively new state of Chhattisgarh, formed in 2000 by carving out 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking south-eastern districts from ..... Read More

Claiming right to abortion and a life of dignity; towards a women friendly abortion law


Claiming right to abortion and a life of dignity; towards a women friendly abortion law Ms. X vs. Union of India; Supreme Court of India {Writ Petition (Civil) 593 of 2016} In the 22nd week of her pregnancy, Ms. X’s foetus was diagnosed with Anencephaly (absence of ..... Read More

Infant Mortality and Indian Public Health Standards: Fact-Finding Mission in Banki, Odisha


In terms of the Human Development Index, the state of Odisha ranks at the bottom 22nd position (out of 23), and, according to the Planning Commission’s Tendulkar Committee Report 2009, the poverty headcount ratio of Odisha at 57.2 percent is the worst among all Indian states and ..... Read More
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