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Other Decisions Decision Writ petition (criminal) no. 76 of 2016 (05/09/2018)

Authority: Supreme Court (India)

Date: 09/05/2018

Subject: The decision of the Supreme Court of India, found the constitutional illegitimacy of article 377 of the Criminal Code, which provides for the criminalization of sexual acts “in contrast with the natural order”, where applied to the relations between consenting adults

Parties: Navtej Singh Johar & ors. v. Union of India, Thr. Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 1 Human dignity - Freedoms - Art. 11 Freedom of expression - Equality - Art. 20 Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination

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