The Judgement on Right to Privacy: Harvesting Hope for the Rainbow Flag in India? By Swarnima, Kosturi Ghosh and Akash Mishra, Trilegal

In the 21st century, when we are looking at human genome editing and artificially intelligent babies, homosexuality is still considered to be unnatural and met with societal disapproval in India. Homosexual acts are criminalized under S. 377 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (the criminal[…]

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Emerging Voices: Recognizing Transgender Rights in India, by Kosturi Ghosh, Swarnima and Ajay Patri, Trilegal

Until 2014, there was little legal protection afforded to the transgender community against discrimination, harassment or abuse in India. They were denied their basic fundamental rights, excluded from participating in social, economic and political institutions, and faced widespread discrimination in the country. However, recently the[…]

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The Idea Behind IDIA: Creating CHAMPS from Underprivileged Communities, by Shamnad Basheer

Introduction: The IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) project is a pan-India movement to train underprivileged students and help transform them to leading lawyers and community advocates. IDIA is premised on the notion that access to premier legal education empowers marginalized communities[…]

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