Rohin Bhatt (he/they) is a non-binary queer rights activist, lawyer and bioethicist. He currently works with Senior Advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. He graduated from Gujarat National Law University in 2021 with a B.Sc. LL.B. (Hons.) and with a Master of Bioethics at Harvard Medical School in 2022. He is a co-founder of the Indian Bioethics Project at Gujarat a national Law university which aims to bring Indian voices to the intersections of law, medicine and bioethics. He has also been awarded for his work as a part of the 25 under 25 cohort of 2023 for the Young India Foundation, and a part of the 2024 Cohort of Queer 20 by Ego Monk.
Apart from being a regular contributor to The Leaflet where he writes on issues of queer rights, reproductive justice and constitutional law, his work both public platforms such as the India Forum, The Probe, and the Wire Science and academic journals like The Law School Policy Review, The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Voices in Bioethics, and the Hastings Center Report. His work focuses on constitutional law, and bioethics, with a particular focus on feminist and queer approaches to bioethics to make healthcare policies and laws more accessible for queer persons, and the effects fascism has on human rights and their intersections.
Master of Bioethics
Harvard Medical School
With the Master of Bioethics degree at HMS, most of my work focused on the situation of bioethics in India, and my master's thesis was titled "Death Be Not Proud: Death, Dignity and Pandemic" which made a case for the extension of dignity beyond death, in a departure from traditional philosophical views on dignity. I was also the class speaker at the graduation ceremony.
B.Sc., LL.B (Hons.)
Gujarat National Law University
My undergraduate degree in law was at the intersection of science and law. During my undergraduate degree, I was a part of various research centers such as the GNLU Center for Technology and Law, the Center for Constitutional and Administrative Law. I headed committees such as the Model United Nations Society.