The following guest post has been contributed by Saumya Uma (Women’s Research and Action Group), and Arvind Narrian (Alternative Law Forum).  It is cross-posted at Kafila.  Honouring  Mukul Sinha: The Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting Within the miniscule tribe of Indian human rights lawyers, even one loss is  irreplaceable. We felt that way when we…

Columbia Law School is holding a one-day event on Saturday, October 26, 2013 to mark the 100th anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar’s arrival in the US to pursue graduate studies at Columbia University.  The event is co-organised by Sudhir Krishnaswamy, the Dr. BR Ambedkar Visiting Professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, and features…

The Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore and the Human Rights Program, National Law School, Bangalore are organising a conference titled “Courting Justice” at the campus of the National Law School, Bangalore, over the coming weekend (July 13-14, 2013).  More about the focus of the conference, from the event description page of the ALF website: “India has…

By Arvind Narrain and Saumya Uma Progressive lawyers, social activists and academics have invested much time in trying to puzzle out what is the progressive potential of law. Sometimes, answers to deep philosophical questions emerge from a single life. Shahid Azmi’s life   (1977-2010) exemplifies one answer to this perennial question. It was a life which…