In a historic decision, the Supreme Court on Friday declared passive euthanasia and the right of persons, including the terminally ill, to give advance directives to refuse medical treatment  legally permissible. The Constitution Bench held that the Right to Life under Article 21 includes easing the process of dying in the case of a terminally ill patient…

The privacy hearings before a 9-judge bench (excellently covered by Ujwala Uppaluri on this blog) have excited much attention. Some thoughts on these hearings below: On the adjudicative form: This is how adjudication, especially in a constitutional court, should normally function–a reasonably large bench that takes it time to hear multiple voices on the most fundamental…

(This is the second post by Ujwala Uppaluri in a series on the ‘right to privacy’ hearings in the Supreme Court of India. The first post can be accessed here.)   On Tuesday and Wednesday last week, Petitioners in the Aadhaar cases presented arguments asserting the existence of a fundamental right to privacy before 9…

(This is the first post of a 3-part series by Ujwala Uppaluri on the ‘right to privacy’ hearings before the Supreme Court of India. Ujwala is a graduate of NUJS Kolkata and Harvard Law School. ) A bench of 9 judges heard arguments on the existence of a fundamental right to privacy on Wednesday and…