Right to Information

In India, RTI Act was introduced in 2005 and it is widely regarded as one of the most important legislations passed by the Parliament since Independence. Subject to the provisions of this Act, all citizens shall have the Right to Information. The Act gives a statutory status to citizens’ democratic right to be informed about matters of governance and to progressively make its functioning and dealings comprehensible to public.

Right to Information covers all constitutional authorities, including the executive, legislature and judiciary, any institution or body established or constituted by an act of Parliament or a state legislature.

State Level Meeting on Violation of Human Rights in West Bengal During Covid 19

Prior to the announcement of the National Lockdown on 25 March 2020, a number of courts had shut down in response to t ...read more

Mexico Supreme Court of Justice rules in favor of including informal settlements in official census after HRLN files an Amicus

Un Techo para mi País México vs. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI), amparo en Revisión 635/2019
Decided

Challenging Mumbai Police's Gag Order

Geeta Seshu & Ors. v Commissioner of Police, Mumbai & Ors. (PIL CJ-LD-VC No. 19 of 2020)
Disposed off

The most important way forward for journalist in India is to have the sedition law scrapped and to have criminal defamat ...read more

Leading Cases on Right to Information

By Divya Jyoti Jaipuriar, Jayshree Satpute The book emphasises that the fight for right to information is the fight for ...read more

SC allows disclosure of evaluated answer-sheets to examinee under RTI

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court allowed disclosure of the answer-sheets to the examinee, under Right to Infor ...read more