We are a transnational alliance of lawyers, researchers, and activists who have obtained landmark judgments in the area of socio-economic rights in India. Through intensive community-based work, we have developed strategies on applying constitutional and human rights frameworks in national courts to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized. We have seen firsthand the power of a strategic legal action to increase accountability and bring positive change: homes saved from illegal demolition, pregnant women provided with access to life-saving medical care, and children guaranteed nutritional services. At the same time we have also experienced the challenges of working at the local level: the need for appropriate capacity building, the lack of support networks between local, regional and international actors, poor implementation of court orders, and significant gaps in resources in the global south.
Housing is a core component of the right to an adequate standard of living. Read More.
It is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Right to Life, observes Supreme Court of India. Read More.
State has to guarantee that the right to health is available, accessible and of high quality. Read More.