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…

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…

Abhinav Chandrachud’s Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India (2017) is not Gautam Bhatia’s Offend, Shock and Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (2016). Admittedly, both books are examinations of free speech law in India by young advocates who, between their legal practices and busy careers as legal writers, seemingly never…

In a dramatic move the newly elected President of Sri Lanak asked deposed Chief Justice Shirani Bandarakanayake to “resume” her duties as Chief Justice of Sri Lanka. Chief Justice Bandaranayake had been removed following the recommendations of a parliamentary committee in 2011 following several adverse decisions against then President Rajapakse’s government. Officially, Chief Justice Bandaranayake…

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…