- 27 Jul 2021
- 1 min read
Though Well-Intentioned, Courts’ Recognition of Rights for Animals Is Legally Problematic
In a landmark verdict, the Delhi high court recently held that animals have a right under law to be treated with dignity, throwing up some complex legal implications
This opinion was published in The Wire on July 27, 2021.
About the Authors
Apoorva is a Research Fellow with Vidhi's JALDI (Justice, Access and Lowering Delays in India) initiative. At JALDI, she is working in the areas of judicial reform and increasing access to justice. She previously worked with Mint as a legal writer where she wrote extensively about important legal developments and covered the Supreme Court, Delhi High Court and various other tribunals. She has also worked with Vidhi as an Associate Fellow on a project to study the implementation of the NDPS Act in Punjab. Her areas of interest include judicial reforms, constitutional law and animal law. Apoorva graduated with a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law University, Delhi in 2014 and completed her LL.M. from Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2018. She loves to travel, is passionate about animals and spends her free time honing her skills at vegan cooking/baking.
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