CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]

-by Ramsha Reyaz Cryopreservation is the process of freezing biological specimens like cells, tissues, organelles etc. at very low temperatures for the purpose of preservation. Cryopreserved cells can remain viable for long periods of time and, therefore, the process is increasingly being used for preserving reproductive cells and fertilized embryos as part of in-vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive techniques. Cryopreservation is an important aspect … Continue reading CRYOPRESERVATION OF HUMAN EMBRYOS AND REPRODUCTIVE CELLS: The Legal Loopholes [EDITORIAL]

Custodial

TAMIL NADU CUSTODIAL DEATHS: Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?

In this piece, the authors discuss the incongruity between the profusion of judicial and legislative safeguards against custodial violence and the unpleasant image that various statistics present. Further, the article enunciates upon the intrinsic shortcomings of the prevalent safeguards and finally pitches for the need for standalone legislation on custodial violence. Continue reading TAMIL NADU CUSTODIAL DEATHS: Who Will Guard the Guards Themselves?

Surrogacy

ABSENCE OF MONETARY EXCHANGE AND EXPLOITATION: An Altruistic Surrogacy Perspective

Commercial surrogacy is deemed to be an exploitative affair for the surrogate, and therefore, the practice is penalized in India. Given this, we seem to have made a false assumption about altruistic surrogacy agreements, i.e., the factor of exploitation within these agreements does not exist. Thus, the following article sheds light on that discourse and attempts to show otherwise. Continue reading ABSENCE OF MONETARY EXCHANGE AND EXPLOITATION: An Altruistic Surrogacy Perspective

Health

WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION: Limitations to Effective COVID-19 Global Response

WHO was created for the purpose of facilitating cooperation among states over matters of public health and taking measures to strengthen the state of global health. However, the structural weakness of the organization has prevented it from responding to global health crises in an efficient manner. This necessitates the adoption of reforms necessary to create a reliable and internationally answerable yet empowered WHO, which may be found in Lawrence Gostin’s proposal for a Framework Convention on Global Health. Continue reading WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION: Limitations to Effective COVID-19 Global Response