Indian Supreme Court and decriminalising same sex relations: Challenges and opportunities in India and around the world


Anand Grover

Anand Grover is a senior lawyer known for legal activism in Indian law relating to sexuality and HIV.

He is a founder-member of the Lawyers Collective which represented the Naz Foundation in the recent Section 377 case, decriminalizing same sex relations in India. He was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health from 2008 to 2014. During his time as the UN Special Rapporteur, he empowered vulnerable groups and ensured meaningful participation of affected communities. He is currently an acting member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.