Through the process of litigation, both individual and PILs, the initiative creates an alternative method to hold government accountable of their legal duties. It has moved the courts to set both a national and international legal precedent by ensuring accountability for maternal death. The initiative actively provides pro bono legal aid for the poor, marginalised and vulnerable whose reproductive health rights have been violated.
Breaking: ‘Sex With a Minor Wife is Rape’, Supreme Court RulesChild Marriage, Issues, Landmark, Litigation, News, WORK
A two Judge Bench of Supreme Court held that sexual intercourse with minor wife is rape and a case can be registered against the Husband.
In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court today read down exception 2 to Section 375 (which defines rape) of the IPC (as amended by the Criminal
Madhya Pradesh State Government fined Rs 10,000 by the High Court for failure to respond to PILImpact, Litigation, Madhya Pradesh, Maternal Health, States, WORK
HRLN received at order from the High Court of Madhya Pradesh dated September 2017. The petitioner had filed a PIL regarding the violation of schemes guaranteed under the National Health Mission, such as JSY and JSSK, which are supposed to provide access to free maternal healthcare to those who
Positive order from the High Court of Chhattisgarh regarding the presence of doctors at medical faciltiesChhattisgarh, Impact, Litigation, Maternal Health, Quality of Care, States, WORK
HRLN received a positive order from the High Court of Chhattisgarh in September 2017 which directed the State Government authorities 'to take all requisite steps to ensure that due facilities are made available through the District Hospital Sukma as well as Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres in that district
Positive order passed in the High Court of Chhattisgarh regarding the quality of care in Gaurela CHCCase, Chhattisgarh, Impact, Issues, Litigation, Maternal Health, Quality of Care, States, WORK
On the 22nd September 2017, in Kali Bai W/o Sita Ram Kasar vs. Union of India & Ors., the High Court of Chhattisgarh delivered an order regarding the quality of care in Gaurela CHC, which the petitioner's daughter had died at during delivery due to a lack of functional medical facilities.
2017 Orders from the Delhi High CourtCase, Delhi, HIV & AIDS, Impact, Litigation, Quality of Care, States, WORK
View the orders received in the Delhi High Court in 2017 as a result of HRLN's litigation efforts.
- Breaking: ‘Sex With a Minor Wife is Rape’, Supreme Court Rules
- India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortion
- HRLN represents 13-year old rape victim who is granted an abortion at 31 weeks by the Supreme Court
- Baby born to woman who was denied permission to abort dies
- HRLN receives positive order from the Patna High Court regarding quality of healthcare in Bihar prisons