2017 was a rather eventful year of the Supreme Court of India which delivered some important and unexpected judgments. The year also witnessed the retirement of 4 judges including 2 Chief Justices and appointment of 5 additional judges to the court. Most remarkably however was the later part of the year which witnessed extraordinary accusations…

The Chair for Public and Comparative Law at Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Dr. Philipp Dann) in collaboration with the journal VRÜ / Law and Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America offers two short-term research scholarships for emerging legal scholars from India. Scholarship holders will spend two months (mid October till mid December 2018) in…

Guest post by Saurabh Bhattacharjee The Code on Wages Bill 2017 was introduced in the Lok Sabha in August 2017 as part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government’s attempt to catalyse the process of labour reforms. Promised in its manifesto for the General Elections 2014, the agenda of labour reforms has so far largely centred…

Guest post by Namratha Murugeshan Friday, the 12th of January, 2018 witnessed a historic vocalization of dissent in the Indian judiciary albeit outside the courtroom. In an unprecedented press conference, four puisne judges of the Indian Supreme criticized the incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra for abuse of his administrative power in the matter of allocation…

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,…

(Guest Post by Abhayraj Naik) Justice, experiential education, and an ethical vision and practice of social justice (for educators, learners, governments, universities, NGOs, research institutions, and ethical corporations in India and everywhere else) remain on top of my mind (and on top of my to-do list!) for 2018. I recently had an opportunity to participate…