ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Healthy Dose of Privacy

The Supreme Court’s privacy judgment has important implications for the right to health, especially the protection of health information. The standards that laws will have to meet to impose restrictions on such protection are examined. In this context, the HIV/AIDS Act, 2017, the implications of a data protection law for health, and the unconstitutionality of mandatorily requiring Aadhaar to obtain treatment for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are discussed.

D(o) N(ot) A(nalyse) My DNA

With its latest endeavour to collect mass DNA data, the government spreads its net far too wide and falls short of constitutional rights to liberty and privacy.

Regulation of Clinical Trials and the Need for Comprehensive Reform

The proposed amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 are inadequate to effect the fundamental changes that the existing regulatory regime is crying out for. A wholesale consolidation and re-enactment of the existing secondary legislation is better suited than piecemeal amendments to the task at hand.

An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove

Laudable amendments regarding adoption and the state of children's homes sit uncomfortably alongside an alarming proposal permitting juveniles to be tried by regular courts for serious offences in the proposed re-enactment of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000.
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