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.



2017 Orders from the Delhi High Court

Case, 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.     ....
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HRLN represents 13-year old rape victim who is granted an abortion at 31 weeks by the Supreme Court

Impact, Landmark, Litigation, Maharashtra, Media Report, News, Safe Abortion

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old girl from Mumbai to abort her 31-week-old foetus, even though it was healthy and did not have any abnormalities. The minor got pregnant as a result of rape. Indian law allows abortion of foetuses up to 20 weeks old, but courts can ....
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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 “ 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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