Centre for Policy Research and Centre on Law and Social Transformation are pleased to invite you to a conference on Land Rights, Land Acquisition, and Inclusive Development in India Thursday and Friday, 2-3 March 2017, 9:30 a.m. Conference Room II, India International Centre   India faces serious challenges in creating development processes that generate economic growth while…

100 LEGAL LUMINARIES OF INDIA, no author stated, LexisNexis,  New Delhi, 2016, pp 470, Price: Rs 5,995.00 (hbk), ISBN: 978-93-5143-757-4. Even by the standards of vanity publishing, this book will raise many eyebrows for its nakedly hagiographic tone and tenor. It purports to sketch the lives and achievements of 100 ‘illustrious legal minds in India’…

In recent years, asylum seekers from Bangladesh have comprised a significant portion of unauthorised maritime arrivals (that is, people arriving by boat without visas) in Australia. Their claims for protection have encountered significant resistance from decision-makers in refugee status determination (RSD), both at first instance within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and…

Yesterday, the Chief Economic Advisor, Arvind Subramanian, released the Economic Survey 2017. Various chapters of the Survey grapple with issues such as demonetization, federalism, GST, Universal Basic Income, among others. Chapter 11 – entitled ‘One Economic India: For Goods and in the Eyes of the Constitution‘ – may interest readers. While the first section is…

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This is the second post in an infrequent series on colonial continuity in the Indian judiciary. The first post can be found here. In November, I posted what was, in retrospect, an embarrassingly effusive paean to the Indian Constitution, as delivered to the Indian Consulate in Sydney to mark Constitution Day. I said it (in…