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

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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6pm - 8pm
    Duke University School of Law, 210 Science Dr Room 3043, Durham, NC 27708
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    Balfour Smith 
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    In a landmark decision on September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled unanimously that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was unconstitutional "in so far as it criminalises consensual conduct between adults of the same sex." Join Vardhman Kumar, one of the petitioners, and Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju, attorneys for the petitioners, in a panel discussion about the decision and LGBTI rights in India. The conversation will be moderated by Professor Laurence Helfer, Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL). Reception to follow.

    This event is part of the Duke Law Human Rights in Practice series organized by CICL and the International Human Rights Clinic. Co-sponsored by: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity; Department 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; Sexuality Studies; and South Asian Law Students Association. Contact Balfour Smith ( for additional information.


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