Shubhankar Dam, who teaching at the Singapore Management University (SMU), has a forthcoming book Presidential Legislation in India: The Law and Practice of Ordinances which is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The book is published by Cambridge University Press, as part of an exciting new series on Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy. (I suspect that a…

The NUJS Law Review is pleased to invite contributions for its annual Special Issue for 2013-14 “Surveillance, Censorship & Indian Law: Mapping the Field” A spate of recent events, such as the debate surrounding Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and the Intermediaries Guidelines under it, the calls against decriminalizing speech offences (such as…

Call for Papers Second Azim Premji University International Conference on Law, Governance and DevelopmentRight to Welfare: Education, Food and WorkThe Law, Governance and Development Initiative of Azim Premji University, Bangalore is holding its Second International Conference on Law, Governance and Development on August 2 and 3, 2013. Our annual Conference aims to create a forum…

Oxford University Press has just published a new book on Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia edited by Sunil Khilnani, Vikram Raghavan, and Arun K. Thiruvengadam. The book has essays covering a diverse set of constitutional themes across the region, and looks very exciting. Topics include constitutional borrowings, law and religious freedom and religious pluralism, judicial power,…

Guest Post by Shibani Ghosh, Research Associate, Centre for Policy Research and former Legal Consultant to the CIC The Supreme Court’s judgment in Namit Sharma v Union of India with respect to the composition of Information Commissions across the country is remarkable, and most unfortunate. In essence it says this: only retired judges can ensure the…

The Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 recently passed by both houses of parliament promises to thoroughly revise the laws currently governing the Indian Copyright regime. This legislative moment, provides an appropriate opportunity for academic reflection on the proposed changes, their probable impact and a holistic appraisal of the provisions as they now stand. The Editorial Board…