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Commercialisation of Human Body and Bodily Materials
Human Rights

Commercialisation of Human Body and Bodily Materials

Introduction In simple words, organ transplant involves a surgical procedure wherein a new organ replaces a deteriorating or damaged organ in the human body. It is indisputable that organ transplantation offers the hope of life for people suffering from a wide range of critical health issues. Although organ transplant reaps dramatic benefits for the recipient and most often prevents early death and substantially improves the quality of life, just like in other medical procedure free consent to donate is an essential component and in absence of such informed consent others involved in the transplantation procedure will be held liable for the same and may even in certain circumstances face criminal proceedings. Transplantation of human organs is an effective lifesaving treatment recogniz...
Legal Rights of Transgender
Human Rights

Legal Rights of Transgender

Provisions of IPC for Transgender:- Section 8 and 10 of the IPC contain the definition of Gender and Man & Woman, respectively.  Section 8:-The pronoun "he" and its derivatives are used of any person, whether male or female.  Section 10:- The word "man" denotes a male human being of any age; the word "woman" denotes a female human being of any age[1]. The wordings of sections 8 and 10 clarifies the picture that, the "he" pronoun applies only to the male or female, and nothing specifically mentions relating to the transgender in respect of Section 8; whereas in Section 10, the words ‘Men’ and 'Women' means the only male and female human being respectively. It is the most significant section as concerned with the recognition of transgenders, as the recognition of t...
The Cloning Dilemma
Human Rights

The Cloning Dilemma

INTRODUCTION: Ever wondered what is the effect when a bolt of lightning strikes the ground? Human Cloning has the same kind of intensity like a bolt of lightning on the world. Cloning is an interesting and new technology that has been developed in the fields of science, but Cloning and Human Rights are like parallel lines, they move alongside each other but never meet. WHAT IS HUMAN CLONING? Human Cloning refers to designing an exact copy or clone of humans which is identical to the donor. This type of creation is usually done from artificially made human cells, tissue reproduction, etc., it does create identical twins as if it was conceived naturally. It is an asexual process of reproduction of an organism that is an exact genetic copy of another. This means that every single bi...
Analysis of A.K. Roy Case: Preventive Detention vs. President’s Satisfaction
Human Rights

Analysis of A.K. Roy Case: Preventive Detention vs. President’s Satisfaction

The author shall sincerely address as well as examine in this blog regarding the vocation conducted in the A.K Roy case by the Honorable Supreme Court of India by having access to many applicable rules and laws of court. The first section addresses the main problem present with the lawsuit, the second portion reflects on the other issues taken into account by the Court and, finally, the author's review was presented. What is Preventive Detention? Under Section 151 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC), preventive imprisonment is taking steps on the basis of fear that the individual involved may do any wrong acts. The law enforcement officer can apprehend a person without a Magistrate's instructions and without a warrant if he receives enough evidence about a perso...
Over the Rainbow
Human Rights

Over the Rainbow

Introduction Walking down the memory lane it’s always illuminating to witness the evergreen mythology of this country. For instance, a part of the Ramayana talks about the incident where Lord Ram was exiled from Ayodhya, and all the men and women of the kingdom followed him into the forest. He asked the men and the women to retrieve backand they obliged, but there was a peculiar group of people who stayed behind because they were neither men nor women and hence were not obliged to follow the orders of the King. They were the Hijras and that is exactly when this community of Trans genders came in the eyes of the people. Transgender: An exception to our Community? Transgender people in the Indian subcontinent have a roaring history, from being treated as a god to being condemned. T...
Legislation for Mental Healthcare – Mental Healthcare Act, 2017
Human Rights

Legislation for Mental Healthcare – Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

1. History Mental health of a person decides the overall well being of a human being. The development of modern psychiatry has always been seen, especially in colonial and post-colonial times, through the prism of a western science.[1] The first ever legislation regarding mental illness was introduced in British era was the Lunatic Removal act 1851 which ceased to exist in 1891. But this legislation was for British patients who had migrated to India. After British officials took over Indian administration many legislation were passed by the colonial courts. Some of which were: The Lunacy (Supreme Courts) Act of 1858;The Lunacy (District Courts) Act of 1858;The Indian Lunatic Asylum Act of 1858 (with amendments passed in 1886 and 1889)[2];The Military Lunatic Act of 1877;[3]Indian L...