Human Rights Law Network
Ishwari Bhawan, West Pokharkhali, Ranidhara Road
Almora – 263601
The Uttarakhand Unit based at Almora has been functional since 2007. The unit’s primary focus is on environmental issues, particularly related to displacement, ecological degradation, land and forest rights and land acquisition for various developmental projects. Apart from this, the state bordering Nepal, also witnesses a very high number of cases of trafficking in women and children. Our lawyers and social activists are working tirelessly on these and many more issues. The core strength of the unit comes from its legitimacy among masses at large and a number of people’s groups engaged in several struggles against all forms of injustice.
terrorists' and putting them in jails. Apart from this, HRLN lawyers played a major role in getting scores of Tibetan activists released from police custody from far-flung areas of the state while they were marching for freedom for Tibet.
Public health issue is another matter of grave concern here, reproductive health in particular as scores of pregnant women die before reaching hospitals owing to dismal transport and road conditions in the mountainous state.
The unit has held a number of workshops and seminars on these issues and filed cases in the court. The small team continues to engage with people’s movements and provide with legal support.