In 2014 in NALSA v. Union of India & Ors., the Supreme Court directed that reservation for transgender persons in public employment and educational institutions should be provided. In recognition of the historic discrimination faced by transgender and intersex persons, the Court also held that they should be recognised as economically and backward classes. However, reservations have not materialised even now in 2018. No legislation has been enacted on reservations of transgender and intersex persons and there is little clarity on how they would be implemented.
CLPR’s policy brief addresses this lacuna and proposes the manner of implementation of reservations for transgender and intersex persons. The policy brief traces the legal and constitutional framework on reservations in India considers the manner in which courts have implemented reservations for trans and intersex persons so far and suggests the way forward in making horizontal reservations which need to be accompanied with a process for self-identification of trans and intersex persons.
Date: 21st December 2018
Time: 5.30 PM to 8.00 PM
Venue: Bangalore International Centre Stage 2, Domlur Bangalore, Karnataka – 560071
5.30 pm: Tea and Registration
6.00 pm – 6.10 pm: Welcome Address
6.10 pm – 6.30 pm: Release of Policy Brief and Keynote by Hon’ble Mr. Justice L. Narayana Swamy, High Court of Karnataka
6:30 pm – 6:40 pm: Vote of Thanks
6:40 pm – 7:45 pm: Panel Discussion
Jayna Kothari, Senior Advocate and Executive Director, CLPR
Grace Banu, Director, Trans Rights Now Collective
Dr. Anup Surendranath, Assitant Professor of Law, National Law University, Delhi
7.45 pm: Concluding Remarks
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