BLAST’s research activities are complementary to its legal aid and public interest litigation and advocacy activities. We have conducted several small-scale research studies on various issues, relating to our ongoing advocacy including implementation and follow up of Supreme Court judgments.

For example, in 2012-2013, a major study on the implementation of the 2003 High Court judgment on arbitrary arrest and remand was undertaken. Research on women’s economic rights in marital relationships and access to justice in Family Courts was also piloted under a short-term project on Ensuring Women’s Economic Rights in Marital Relationships.