Human Rights Law Network


Human Rights Law Network

Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)

The Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a collective of lawyers and social activists dedicated to the use of the legal system to advance human rights in India and the sub-continent. HRLN collaborates with human rights groups, and grass-roots development and social movements to enforce the rights of poor marginalised people and to challenge oppression, exploitation and discrimination against any group or individual on the grounds of caste, gender, disability, age, religion, language, ethnic group, sexual orientation, and health, economic or social status. HRLN provides pro bono legal services, conducts public interest litigation, engages in advocacy, conducts legal awareness programmes, investigates violations, publishes 'know your rights' materials, and participates in campaigns. Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) is a division of the Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC). SLIC is a non-profit legal aid and educational organization, registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860, Indian Public Trust Act, 1950 and the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.

 

Recent Updates

 Supreme Court to Examine Fundamental Rights Violations Resulting from India’s Outdated Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971)
 HRLN has filed a PIL to Compensate the Acid attack Survivor under Maharashtra's Manodhairya Yojana in the Bombay High Court
 Supreme Court asks Central Govt., states, and UTs to reply to HRLN's petition on alleged violation of Right to Education Act
 HRLN has filed a writ petition to provide free medical, surgical treatment and rehabilitation package to the acid attack Survivor
 SC says UP government was negligent in preventing Muzaffarnagar riots
 High Court at Delhi orders State Government to Improve Living Conditions at Motia Khan Family Shelter, New Delhi
 Supreme Court commutes death sentence of four people to life imprisonment
 High Court at Patna orders State Government of Bihar to investigate denials of maternal health care, and finds information provided by the Secretary, Health Services-cum-Executive Director inadequate
 High Court at Calcutta orders Chief Secretary of West Bengal to provide compensation of 3 lakhs to acid attack victim: Sabana Khatun, and finds Government position unacceptable
 Seminar on Targeted Violence in North East with Special Reference to Karbi Anglong
 Apex court upholds Majithia Wage Board recommendations
 SC reaffirms workers Right to Health and Medical care
 HRLN welcomes the Supreme Court decision to grant permanent bail to Soni Sori and Linga Kododopi
 Apex Court observed that children are "supremely important national asset"
 Vacancy for Director of Dalit Rights
 SC commutes death sentences of 15 Convicts, due to delay in mercy plea decisions
 Honr'ble District Court of Delhi has ordered S.D.O.E & M to give death compensation to the wife of a deceased
 The Governor of Assam and Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court assure positive steps for providing relief and rehabilitation as well as restoring the rule of law in conflict affected district, Karbi Anlong
 Writ Petition (CRL.) 181 of 2013 - Communal Riots in Muzaffar Nagar, UP
 SC ordered trial court to deliver verdict in Kandhamal nun rape case

 

MacArthur Award

MacArthur Award 2013

The MacArthur Foundation has announced the recipients for the 2013 Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions, and SLIC has been honored for its contributions to reproductive rights advocacy in India!
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Combat Law

Combat Law

COMBAT LAW  is the voice of lawyers and social activists who form the cutting edge of legal activism in India – a collaborative effort to forge a platform bringing together experiences, strategies and all expressions of struggle.

 

Leading Cases

 SC says UP government was negligent in preventing Muzaffarnagar riots
 Supreme Court says prospective parents, irrespective of religious background, have the right to adopt children
 SC commutes death sentences of 15 Convicts, due to delay in mercy plea decisions
 Supreme Court commutes death sentence of four people to life imprisonment
 SC ordered trial court to deliver verdict in Kandhamal nun rape case
 SC reaffirms workers Right to Health and Medical care
 Soni Sori and Ors Vs. State of Chhattisgarh W.P. (CRL.) 206/2011
 Apex court upholds Majithia Wage Board recommendations
 Mirchpur Case: A Landmark Judgment for Dalit
 High Court at Calcutta orders Chief Secretary of West Bengal to provide compensation of 3 lakhs to acid attack victim: Sabana Khatun, and finds Government position unacceptable
 SC appointed Commission gave report on its investigation of the extra-judicial killings in Manipur
 Deaf eligible to undertake driving test, licence: Delhi HC
 Consider blind students' plea, SC tells Delhi University
 Callousness of Delhi Government over plight of construction workers in Common Wealth Game’s Projects infuriates Delhi High Court, Exemplary Compensation of Rs 1.23 Cr. Awarded
 HC quashes appointment of child rights panel member
 High Court of Indore orders the State Government of Madhya Pradesh to improve maternal health care in Barwani District in HRLN PIL, Duna Bai vs, State of Madhya Pradesh
 High Court at Delhi orders State Government to Improve Living Conditions at Motia Khan Family Shelter, New Delhi
 The High Court of Madhya Pradesh allowed a pregnant female prisoner to exercise her reproductive rights under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (Act)
 Laxmi Mandal v NCT Delhi W.P No. 8853/2009
 High Court of Madhya Pradesh Recognizes Woman's Right to Survive Pregnancy and Childbirth as a Fundamental Right
 A Landmark Judgment in Salwa Judum Case
 HRLN has filed a PIL for the Proper implementation of the Guidelines on ‘Standards for Female and Male Sterilisation

 
HRLN is a division of the Socio-Legal Information Centre (SLIC). SLIC is a non-profit legal aid and educational organization, registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860, Indian Public Trust Act, 1950 and the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 1976.