Shaping Law. Shaping Gender – Experiences from India Workshop to be held on 11-13 October 2018 in Berlin Organised by the Chair for Public Law and Comparative Law, Humboldt University of Berlin, in association with Jindal Global Law School In the backdrop of recent debates on maternity benefits, HIV/Aids prevention, sexual harassment in the workplace,…

Implementation challenges are one of the most pressing legal problems in India today. There are many laws and policies on the books that in reality are under-implemented (often dramatically), whether these are traffic regulations or rules surrounding telecom allocation. Plausible causes of this problem are numerous and include corruption, resource constraints, administrative apathy, and broader…

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…

The following guest post has been contributed by Arvind Narrain, of the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore. It is based on a presentation delivered at a meeting organised by PUCL Bangalore on January 08, 2010 titled ‘Celebrating the Life of Kannabiran’.Clearly Mr. K.G. Kannabiran was, as Sudhir Krishnaswamy put it in an earlier post, ‘the doyen…

Guest Post: K.P. NayarFor many years, Israel has been criticised by the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International and many national governments for its policies towards the West Bank and Gaza.A group of Indian journalists who recently visited Israel were told, at least somewhat to their surprise, that India’s handling of the Kashmir unrest has…

On the 12th of June, the Alternative Law Forum (ALF) celebrated its tenth anniversary with a public lecture by Justice A P Shah and Prof. Upendra Baxi on the topic Courage Craft and Contention: Human Rights and the Judicial Imagination.We are happy to share the transcript of the lectures here.