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Recently, in the case of Vikash Kumar vs Union Public Service Commission, the Honorable Supreme Court spoke about the role and value of reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. In relevant part, the Court stated as follows: “35 The principle of reasonable accommodation captures the positive obligation of the State and private parties to provide additional support to persons with disabilities to facilitate their full and effective participation in society. … The concept of reasonable
Filing of Case In August, 2020, I filed a case against my Apartment Owners Association to enforce my right to live in the community and to participate fully/equally in community life before the Karnataka State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (SCPD). On September 11, 2020, Mr. V. S. Basavaraju, the Honourable SCPD, called the parties for a hearing before the Court of the SCPD. During the hearing, the SCPD heard the parties and directed the
Every person has the right to live in the community and participate fully and equally in community life. In the context of the right of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to independent living, and the right to be included in the community, the UN Committee on PwDs stated: “2. … All human beings are born equal in dignity and rights, and all life is of equal worth. All persons with disabilities are subjects of rights and
The COVID-19 pandemic has made life difficult for all members of the society, and it is well accepted that persons with disabilities are at higher risk to the disease. In his policy brief, entitled “A Disability-Inclusive Response to COVID-19,” the United Nations Secretary General pointed out that the pandemic is deepening inequalities in the society as   the health, social and economic impact on persons with disabilities (PwDs) is disproportionate. The Secretary General also stated that
One of the biggest issues in modern societies is perhaps a growing sense of apathy towards fellow human beings. Intellectual property as a field has not been untouched by this issue. The Marrakesh treaty for instance since it was first put forward, has garnered only 70 signatories till date out of the 190+ member states that form part of the WIPO. This post however does not intend to deal with or question the aforementioned issues

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