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Decriminalizing Homosexuality in India: Love, Law, and the Constitution

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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. This event is part of the Duke Law Human Rights in Practice series organized by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity; Dept. 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; Sanford Pride; Sexuality Studies; and South Asian Law Students Association. For more information, please contact Balfour Smith at