NUALS Kochi’s National Workshop on Sexual Minorities [22nd Feb]

The Centre for Parliamentary Studies & Law Reforms, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, is conducting a National Workshop on ‘Legal Status of Sexual Minorities’:

The Indian Perspective and Need for Reform’ with the following major objectives:-

 Identify the status of sexual minorities in India

 Highlight the relevance and applicability of equality and non-discrimination to individuals irrespective of sexual orientation or behaviour

 Examine the contemporary international position on sexual minorities and their rights

 Analyze Section 377, IPC and its relevance in the present Indian social and legal structure

 Whether the classification envisaged in Section 377, IPC is of current relevance

 Assess the impacts of the recent Supreme court verdicts on continued criminalization of certain sexual acts in India

 Analyze the scope for legitimizing same-sex marriages or civil partnerships in India

 Investigate the role of the Parliament of India in clarifying the lacunae in laws relevant to sexual minorities, their rights as well as the scope for legislative intervention and reform.

The Workshop is to be held on 22nd February 2014. Register immediately to participate. The Brochure for the Workshop  is available here. Please fill in the Registration Form and send it to [email protected]

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