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.



Presentation: Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights in Delhi

Access to Contraceptives, Adolescents' Sexual Health and Rights, Case, Consultations, Delhi, Education, HIV & AIDS, Issues, Litigation, Maternal Health, Presentations, Quality of Care, Safe Abortion, States, WORK

This presentation, compiled by HRLN Advocate and Social Activist Deepak Kumar Singh, details cases regarding sexual and reproductive health rights violations across Delhi. View the full presentation below to see some of HRLN's legal work in Delhi. ....
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Breaking: ‘Sex With a Minor Wife is Rape’, Supreme Court Rules

Child 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 ....
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Madhya Pradesh State Government fined Rs 10,000 by the High Court for failure to respond to PIL

Impact, 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 ....
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Positive order from the High Court of Chhattisgarh regarding the presence of doctors at medical facilties

Chhattisgarh, 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 ....
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Positive order passed in the High Court of Chhattisgarh regarding the quality of care in Gaurela CHC

Case, 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.  In ....
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