Litigation

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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.

 

Litigation

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

Articles, Bihar, Case, Litigation, Media Report, News, Quality of Care, Update

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 ....
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In the fight against female foeticide, the supreme court verdict lays stress on implementation of PCPNDT Act

Impact, Litigation, Sex Selection

Voluntary Health Association of Punjab vs. Union of India , Supreme Court of India “..in an age where people are described as civilised, crime against “female” is committed even when the child is in the womb..” Justice Dipak Misra The writ petition at it’s core challenged ....
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Claiming right to abortion and a life of dignity; towards a women friendly abortion law

Case, Litigation, Maharashtra, Safe Abortion, Update

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 ....
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Mrs X and Mrs Y vs Union of India & Ors: Woman’s Right to Abortion

Case, Litigation, Safe Abortion

Mrs X and Mrs Y vs Union of India & Ors, challenges the Constitutional validity of section 3 (2) (b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 (MTP Act). The MTP Act bans the medical termination of a pregnancy post 20 weeks, and therefore does not adequately take ....
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Waghmare vs. The District Collector, Nagpur District : The Women’s Right to Health

Case, Litigation, Maharashtra, Maternal Health

In Nagpur’s Government run institutions, women are subject to subhuman conditions in maternal health care. As a result, many women die senselessly from preventable causes. The petitioner in Waghmare vs. The District Collector, Nagpur District demands the proper implementation of government schemes to improve the appalling state of maternal ....
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