The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a non-profit organization based in Bangalore established to promote law and public policy research, public interest litigation and interventions in legal education. We have embarked on a new initiative titled – Constitutional and Civic Citizenship – where we aim to foster greater public awareness of India’s constitutional history and an understanding of how this history has shaped and informed the most challenging legal, governance and public policy issues that we encounter today.
The initial stage of the project aims to make the rich debates and discourse that accompanied the framing of the Constitution of India readily accessible to lawyers, judges, academics, historians and the public at large. The Constitution of India that was adopted on January 26, 1950 was the product of detailed discussions and debates of the Indian Constituent Assembly that had 165 sittings over a period of 2 years and 11 months. While transcripts of the Constituent Assembly Debates (CAD) have been preserved and are available as online sources, they have, to date, not been organised in an easily accessible and searchable format. We intend to make the ‘rights’ portion of the CAD available on a website that will be searchable based on a variety of criteria including thematically, speaker names, specific articles of the constitution etc. Through this, we hope to make the CAD more accessible and user friendly for a wide audience, which in turn will make the debates both a useful tool for civic education and allow for greater engagement with India’s constitutional history.
We are looking for an Associate Editor to join the CAD project for a period of 4 months at the offices of the Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore during which s/he will help us complete the debates on fundamental rights and directive principles. The primary responsibilities of the Associate Editor will be to supervise the work of CAD coders who are engaged in the coding and tagging of the transcripts of the CAD. The Associate Editor will also work on all other aspects of the project and other related engagements.
We require candidates for the position to be well versed in Indian Constitutional Law and History, and preferably have a Master’s degree in Law, History or Political Science. Interested candidates should write to the undersigned with their Resume along with a brief note on why they would be a good fit for the position.
Aparna Ravi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore