Nishant Sirohi | @nishantssirohi

Nishant Sirohi

Nishant is an advocate at the Chamber of Senior Advocate Ms. Indira Jaising. His interests are in the fields of constitutional law, technology and law, and socio-legal aspects of access to justice, civil liberties and human rights. Previously, he worked as a Law Clerk at the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad (October 2017-October 2018). During his Clerkship, he also worked as a Member of the Editorial Committee for the book Gavel and Pen Vol. II, and Newsletter 2017-18 which was published by the Allahabad High Court in October 2018. He completed his B.A.LL.B (Hons.) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh in June 2017.

Articles

Rule of Law

India Justice Report 2019 – A report on the state of social justice in India

Justice not accessible: UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand fare poorly

November 12,2019

Opinion

As Delhi chokes it’s time to ask what we can do as citizens

Public emergency calls for public action

November 5,2019

LGBTQI

Transgender Bill introduced in the Lok Sabha

Rights groups say bill dilutes Supreme Court’s NALSA judgment; takes away group’s right to self-identity

July 24,2019

International Law

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s right to consular access affirmed by ICJ

International Court rejects India’s plea for annulment of Pakistan court decision

July 17,2019

Environment

Buffer zones and inter-tidal areas around mangroves to open up to real estate development

Good news for industry, calamitous news for the environment

July 2,2019

Human Rights

Madras High Court upholds citizenship rights of Sri Lankan refugees

Invokes Art 21 to ask the government to adopt a humanitarian approach

July 2,2019

Law and Technology

AI Technologies: Putting human rights at the forefront

As human biases feed AI design, governments must find a balance between its use and our fundamental rights

June 30,2019

LGBTQI

Botswana High Court decriminalises homosexuality; cites India’s Navtej Johar

“Sodomy laws deserve archival mummification, or better still, a museum peg, shelf or cabinet for archival display”

June 13,2019

The Long Read

A Nation for Farmers: Part III

The new government has the mandate to initiate landmark agrarian reforms; does it have the political will?

June 11,2019

Environment

World Environment Day: Climate Change, Refugees & Governance

India must play a lead role in formulating a model framework to deal with the climate refugee crisis

June 5,2019

Fundamental Rights

Prisoners have the right to unmonitored conversations with their spouses, says Madras HC

“Prisoners, murderers and even traitors” have the right to life and dignity

May 31,2019

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