The Supreme Court’s [‘SC’] decision in Lok Prahari v. Union of India marks an important addition to electoral reform jurisprudence in India. In this case, the Court issued directions for the institution of a permanent mechanism for the periodical monitoring of increase in assets of MPs/MLAs that is disproportionate to their known sources of income….

Context   India holds the unique distinction of being both the world’s largest constitutional democracy and also one of its fastest growing economies. Critical to the process of India’s economic development is state acquisition of land for infrastructure and industrial development. Creating a legal framework that ensures equitable and efficient acquisition of land by the…

A very promising conference on Contemporary Issues in Public Law will be held at the Australian High Commission at Delhi this Sunday (8 April 2018). The conference invitation and full programme is here . Registration in advance (by emailing public.law.conference.8.april@gmail.com) is free but absolutely essential due to security protocols at the High Commission. The conference will address…

The High Court of Bombay in Balchand Lalwant v. Nazneen Qureshi recently held that a Hindu who had converted to Islam, would be considered eligible to succeed to her father’s property under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (“HSA”). This comes at the heels of another Gujarat High Court decision which had reached a similar conclusion….

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 Chair for Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Dr. Philipp Dann) in collaboration with the journal VRÜ / Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America offers two short-term research scholarships for emerging legal scholars from India. Scholarship holders will spend two months (mid October till mid December 2018) in…