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She Lives in Our Hearts—Our Most Beloved Teacher: Lotika Sarkar | A by Dr. Amita Dhanda

March 11, 2013
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Professor Lotika Sarkar, 91, a widely-known pioneer in the fields of law, women’s studies and human rights, passed away in New Delhi on February 23, 2013. She taught criminal law and conflict of laws at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi and was an active member of the Indian Law Institute. She was a....


Opinion on the Pending Question posed in the Explanatory Note to the Working Draft of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act and the Memorandum on the Disability Code by Prasanna Pincha

December 31, 2010
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Filed under: Disability Code,Legal Capacity,New Law,Press

A brief note This brief note contains my reflections against the backdrop of an on-going debate on whether there should be only one comprehensive legislation or one common/comprehensive legislations and other specific legislations on disability rights. The signed opinion of Justice A P Shah retired Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court is the recent....


Opinion on the Pending Question posed in the Explanatory Note to the Working Draft of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act and the Memorandum on the Disability Code by Justice A P Shah

December 25, 2010
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Background Facts The question posed to the Committee in the Explanatory Note to the Working Draft of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act dated 20.11.2010 (the “Pending Question”) was as follows –“The issue of the induction of the National Trust and the Rehabilitation Council as separate chapters could not be attempted primarily because there....


Supporting the Participation of ALL : The New Law on Rights of Persons with disabilities

December 22, 2010
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by Ajey Sangai India ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability on October 1, 2007 without any reservation. This was a commitment not only to the UN, but to 22-million strong community of people with disabilities in India.Social prejudices with legal reinforcements have institutionalised incapacity for persons with disability; consequently....


New Disability Law Twin-Tracks to Mainstream Women with Disabilities

December 18, 2010
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The working draft on the new law on disability addresses the concerns of women with disabilities through a unique twin track approach. The draft contains a section specifically for women with disabilities and, at the same time, incorporates gender concerns at several places throughout the draft to address concerns specific to women with disabilities. This....