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Draft Patent Amendment Rules, 2018: Comments by Lawyers Collective and Medecins Sans Frontieres — Access Campaign

Expedited Examination of International Applications and Pre-Grant Opposition Procedure   Lawyers Collective is an organisation that has been, through the years, leading interventions for structural reforms in a range of areas including health and HIV, labour rights, women‘s equality and civil liberties in India. Similarly, Medecins Sans Frontieres—Access Campaign pushes for access to and the…
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Transgender #MeToo: Delhi High Court affirms protection under Section 354A, IPC

Even as the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 passed by the Lok Sabha denies equality to transgender persons in relation to sexual offences, the Delhi High Court has affirmed that Section 354A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) extends protection to victims of sexual harassment, who are transgender. The order in Anamika…
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Regressive, flawed and contrary to rights: The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 passed by Lok Sabha

Amidst loud protests over Rafale judgment and sparse attendance, the Lok Sabha passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018 (“the Bill”) on December 17, 2018. Introduced in August 2016, the Bill was widely criticised for introducing an offensive and archaic definition of transgender persons with expressions like “neither wholly male or wholly female”…
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