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Human Rights in Practice: Decriminalizing Homosexuality in India: Love, Law, and Colonialism

On Sept. 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the “criminalisation of consensual conduct between adults of the same sex” is unconstitutional. Duke Law presents a panel discussion on the case and LGBTI rights in India featuring Vardhman Kumar, Menaka Guruswamy, and Arundhati Katju, moderated by Prof. Laurence Helfer.

Panelists

Dr. Menaka Guruswamy, BR Ambedkar Research Scholar & Lecturer, Columbia
Law School & Attorney, “Section 377” case

Arundhati Katju, J.S.D. candidate, Columbia Law School
& Attorney, “Section 377” case

Vardhman Kumar, Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering Department,
Duke University & one of the Petitioners, “Section 377” case

The event is free and open to all, no registration is required. A reception for the speakers will follow the program. For more information, please see the event website or contact Balfour Smith (bsmith@law.duke.edu).

This program is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity; Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute; Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics; Fuqua Pride; Human Rights Law Society; International Law Society; OUTLaw; Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; Sexuality Studies; and South Asian Law Students Association.

Details

Date:
January 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Organizer

Duke Law School

Venue

Duke Law School
Room 3037 + Google Map