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Killing A Constitution With A Thousand Cuts: A Response to the Symposium Blogs

Killing A Constitution With A Thousand Cuts: A Response to the Symposium Blogs

[Ed Note – We are hosting an international blog symposium on India and Global Decline in Democracies as a part of our New Scholarship initiative. We discussed Professor Tarunabh Khaitan’s article, which he introduced here. All responses to his...
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Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

In this post, Mariyam Mayam, legal reporter at LOAT, explains the new land law regime being put in place in Jammu and Kashmir
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India & Global Decline in Democracies

India & Global Decline in Democracies

Law and Other Things is happy to announce that we are hosting an international blog symposium on India and Global Decline in Democracies as a part of our New Scholarship initiative.
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Interview with Prof. Tarunabh Khaitan

Interview with Prof. Tarunabh Khaitan

Prof. Khaitan talks about the Junior Faculty Forum, his personal journey in academic writing and shares advice on how to improve writing! He also talks about the writing skills that undergraduate law students and early-career...
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Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 2 of the Indian Law Review

Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 2 of the Indian Law Review

This is the third part of our New Scholarship Series. In this series we discuss public law themed articles featured in the recently released Issue 2 of the 2020 Volume of India Law Review. This...
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Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the  FCRA 2020

Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the FCRA 2020

In this Explainer, our Legal Reporter Shravani, unpacks the substantive and procedural issues with the recent Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. FCRA 2020 seeks to regulate foreign funding of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in order...
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Institutional Reform at the Supreme Court

Institutional Reform at the Supreme Court

[Ed Note: As part of our series marking 15 Years of Law and Other Things, we bring to you posts from our long-time contributors and supporters! In this post our Senior Editor Nick Robinson traces the...
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Introduction to a Book Discussion on Jeffrey Redding’s A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India

Introduction to a Book Discussion on Jeffrey Redding’s A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India

(Over the next few days, we will run a book discussion on Jeffrey A. Redding’s A Secular Need: Islamic Law and State Governance in Contemporary India. This is the introductory post by Professor Rohit De) Whether from the perspective...
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The #Me Too Judgement : M.J. Akbar vs Priya Ramani

The #Me Too Judgement : M.J. Akbar vs Priya Ramani

In India, one of the most high-profile cases to come out of the #MeToo movement against workplace sexual harassment perpetrated has finally seen its culmination. The Case involved Journalist Priya Ramani, as an accused after...
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Regulatory Framework for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Regulatory Framework for the COVID-19 Vaccine

In this explainer, our Reporter Shravani explains the regulatory framework for the development, approval and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in India. It explains the legal compliances required under the current regulatory regime while also...
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Labour Codes: The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

Labour Codes: The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020

This post discusses the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, focusing on some of its key features as well the limitations and inconsistencies posed by it.
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Labour Codes: Code on Social Security, 2020

Labour Codes: Code on Social Security, 2020

Sahil discusses some crucial new changes introduced by the Code on Social Security, 2020 and its potential limitations in light of the recent release of the corresponding Code on Social Security (Central) Draft Rules, 2020...
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Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

Unraveling the New Land Regime in Jammu and Kashmir

In this post, Mariyam Mayam, legal reporter at LOAT, explains the new land law regime being put in place in Jammu and Kashmir
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Labour Codes: Industrial Relations Code 2020

Labour Codes: Industrial Relations Code 2020

The Government recently passed three labour codes - the Industrial Relations Code, 2020, the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, and the Code of Social Security, 2020 - in a bid to consolidate...
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Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the  FCRA 2020

Over-Regulation of The Civil Society: Unpacking the FCRA 2020

In this Explainer, our Legal Reporter Shravani, unpacks the substantive and procedural issues with the recent Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. FCRA 2020 seeks to regulate foreign funding of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in order...
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Right to Protest v. Right to Mobility: The Shaheen Bagh Case

Right to Protest v. Right to Mobility: The Shaheen Bagh Case

This article presents an account of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Amit Sahni v. Commissioner of Police and Ors. which answers a disputed question of drawing the balance between the right to protest and...
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Fellow Travelers in Illiberalism: India and Hungary

Fellow Travelers in Illiberalism: India and Hungary

Putting Politics Ahead of Institutional Critique

Putting Politics Ahead of Institutional Critique

Chameleon Constitutions and Sri Lanka’s 20th Amendment

Chameleon Constitutions and Sri Lanka’s 20th Amendment

Subversion By Law

Subversion By Law

Prof. Redding Responds to Reviews of A Secular Need

Prof. Redding Responds to Reviews of A Secular Need

Discussing Vol. 4 Issue 1 of the Indian Law Review

By Dayaar Singla / August 7, 2020 / 0 Comments
As our readers might be aware, we have recently started the New Scholarship Section on our Blog, to promote new academic literature in the field of public law. As an added dimension to this, we have decided to invite discussants...

Thinking with ‘Accidental Feminism’

By Hemangini Gupta / March 26, 2021 / 0 Comments
[Ed Note: As part of our blog round-table book discussion on Professor Swethaa Ballakrishnen’s Accidental Feminism: Gender Parity and Selective Mobility among India’s Professional Elite, this is the review by Hemangini Gupta. The introductory post and the links for the other...

Trajectories of Indian Carceral Feminism

By Shruti Iyer / April 4, 2021 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: In her response piece, Shruti Iyer writes about how Dash's article provides an apt opportunity for feminists to reflect on the outcome of their efforts. She also makes observations about the status of civil society engagement in policy...

Response to Dr Farrah Ahmed’s paper: Arbitrariness, Subordination and Unequal Citizenship

By Apurva Thakur / March 26, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note: As part of our New Scholarship Section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to specific articles. This is part of a series of posts discussing the public law themed research articles featured in Issue 2 of the...

Feminists and Rape Law Reform: Wielding Power with Expertise?

By Saptarshi Mandal / April 3, 2021 / 1 Comment
[Ed Note: As part of our New Scholarship Section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to specific articles. This is part of a series of posts discussing the public law themed research articles featured in Issue 2 of the 2020...

Rape adjudication in India in the aftermath of Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013: Findings from trial courts of Delhi

By Preeti Pratishruti Dash / March 24, 2021 / 0 Comments
Ed Note - As part of our New Scholarship Section, we have been inviting discussants to respond to specific articles. This is part of a series of posts discussing the public law themed research articles featured in Issue 2 of the...

The Silent Dialogue – A Comparative Characterisation of the Agricultural Laws’ Adjudication in India

By Anushka Mittal / April 1, 2021 / 0 Comments
The Parliament of India recently enacted and carried out changes in the agricultural laws of the country. This led to widespread protests by farmers, demanding a repeal of these laws, among others. To resolve the deadlock, the Union ministers and...

Analysing the National Education Policy through Gendered Lens – Part I

By Shraddha and Harshwardhan Pushkin Sharma / April 10, 2021 / 0 Comments
The Union Cabinet of India has approved the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) for implementation. It is set to be the guiding document of India’s future education system, containing several innovative educational initiatives and reforms. The government is hailing it...

Locating the civil services in a federal set-up

By Abhirup Srivastav and Lahar Jain / April 5, 2021 / 2 Comments
Introduction In early December, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs ordered three IPS officers belonging to the West Bengal Cadre to report for deputation at the Centre. The officers were responsible for the security of BJP leader J.P. Nadda, whose...

Ruling by executive fiat: Time for greater judicial control?

By Harsh Jain / March 31, 2021 / 0 Comments
The power of the executive to promulgate ordinances was incorporated into the Constitution of India, with certain checks on its abuse, in order to enable effective decision making in times of emergency. While a feature of Indian politics since independence,...

Life and Law in Delhi’s Terrorism Trials | Centre for Criminal Justice Reform and Research, NALSAR

By DGV Rithvik / March 23, 2021 / 0 Comments
Centre for Criminal Justice Reform and Research Invites you to a talk Life and Law in Delhi’s Terrorism Trials by Dr. Mayur Suresh. Mayur Suresh is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Law at SOAS. Socio-legal scholars of the...