This opinion was published in India Development Review on December 07, 2022.
About the Authors
Alena was an Associate Fellow in the Criminal Justice Team. She holds a Master of Science in Sociology of Law from Lund University (2022) and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Leiden University College, The Hague, an interdisciplinary program bringing together international law and human rights with social scientific research methods. Her research as part of these degrees examined resistance to the implementation of India’s Mental Healthcare Act, and litigation on manual scavenging. Alena also consults for think tanks working on human rights and international relations with India. Her work at Vidhi focuses on international best practices in criminal law reform.
Ayushi is a Research Fellow in the Criminal Justice Reforms team at Vidhi. Prior to joining Vidhi, Ayushi worked at Nirma University as an Assistant Professor and National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar as a Teaching and Research Associate. She has also worked with the Logistic Division, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and advised on issues related to Maritime Regulatory Framework. Ayushi graduated from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL) in 2018 with a BA., LL. B (Hons.) and obtained her LLM degree in Constitutional and Administrative Laws from the Indian Law Institute, Delhi in 2019. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU) where her research is focused on violence against sexual minorities.
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