Student Discussion on CLPR's Draft Equality Bill, 2019
Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) invites students to join for an evening of coffee and conversation on equality and anti-discrimination laws in India.
Date: 26th June, 2019
Venue: D6, Dona Cynthia Apartments, 35, Primrose Road, Craig Park Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (registration and coffee starts from 4.30 pm onwards)
About the Event:
The Equality Bill, 2019 is aimed at promoting equality and addressing different forms of discrimination, including intersectional and systemic discrimination, experienced by those at the margins. It recognizes the need to protect marginalized identities and protects persons on the grounds such as caste, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
The Bill makes special provisions for prohibiting discrimination and promoting equality in specific areas including education, employment, healthcare and housing. Both state and private actors are obligated to perform functions of promoting equality under this Bill. Notably, the draft Equality Bill, 2019 provides civil remedies for discrimination and additional remedies for those experiencing intersectional discrimination. Finally, the Bill seeks to establish responsive institutions that remedy discrimination.
Ms. Dolashree Mysoor
Research Associate, Centre for Law and Policy Research
D6, Dona Cynthia, 35 Primrose Road,
Bangalore - 560025