Lately in Public Law | September’23- II

A fortnightly feature inspired by I-CONnect’s weekly “What’s New in Public Law” feature that presents a curated list of public law-related work in the Indian legal space.

What’s New at LAOT

  1. Archita Satish, Eeshan Sonak, and Jeetendra Vishwakarma, LAOT Podcast: Episode 4 On Constitutional Resilience and More with Professor Tarunabh Khaitan, (discusses the latest anthology edited by Tarunabh Khaitan, Swati Javari and Dinesha Samararatne on “Constitutional Resilience in South Asia” and exploring the concept of resilience, recent “cuts” to India’s democracy and constitution, and the role of the judiciary in keeping the government’s power in check).
  2. Shashank Mehrotra, Indirect Discrimination and the Special Marriage Act, (argues that the requirement of public notice of marriage under SMA is a form of indirect discrimination against interfaith couples).

Lately in Academic Scholarship

  1. John Sebastian, Under-inclusive laws and constitutional remedies: an exploration of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019, Indian Law Review (Argues that the constitutional remedy if the CAA were to be declared unconstitutional, is to extend its benefits to those uncovered by it, than striking it down).
  2. P.S. Munawar Hussain, Muslim Endowments, Waqf Law and Judicial Response in India, Routledge (Covers jurisprudential and historical aspects of Waqf including the constitutional validity of Waqf law in India).
  3. Prejal Shah, Suspects’ Rights in India: Comparative Law and the Right to Legal Assistance as Drivers for Reform, Routledge (Examines the procedural, cultural and institutional framework of custodial interrogation in India, and the need for reforms in the system).
  4. Shalu Nigam, Domestic Violence Law in India: Myth and Misogyny, Routledge (Examines the legal discourse surrounding domestic violence, and proposes measures for a fairer system).

Elsewhere in India

  1. Alok Prasanna Kumar, Abortion and the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Economic and Political Weekly.
  2. Purvi Mehta, Anti-caste Legislations in Seattle and California, Economic and Political Weekly.
  3. Debjyoti Ghosh, Queering the Judiciary – a long road from the Centre to the collegium, Law School Policy Review & Kautilya Society.
  4. Abhijeet Shrivastava, Tying Handcuffs, not Garlands on Inciters of Genocide, The Society for Advancement of Criminal Justice.
  5. Mani Chander, The BJP’s Historic Women’s Reservation Bill Is Also A Promise To About 179 Male MPs To Keep Their Seats Safe For Now, Article-14.

Listen up

  1. Rahul Matthan and Milan Vaishnav, What the Personal Data Protection Act means for India, Grand Tamasha (explaining the changes introduced through the Digital Personal Data Protection Act and its implications for India).
  2. M. G. Devasahayam and G. Sampath, Decoding the govt’s Bill on appointment of Election Commissioners, In Focus by The Hindu (discussing the implications of this Bill, especially the provisions removing the Chief Justice from the selection panel, and altering the status of the Election Commissioner).
  3. The 128th Constitutional Amendment Bill aims at bringing 33% reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and all state legislative assemblies. The explanation of the bill and an analysis of its ramifications is explored in the below podcasts:

Apurva Vishwanath, Manoj CG and Shashank Bhargava, All you need to know about the Women’s Reservation Bill, 3 Things.

Tushar Chakrabarty and Radhika Ramaseshan, The implications of women’s reservation in Parliament, The Times Of India Podcast.

Saurabh Todi and Suman Joshi, Women in Parliament: Hits & Misses, All Things Policy.

Opportunities and Other Things

  1. National Seminar cum Workshop on “Right to Information: Gearing up for the Future” by RMNLU.The last date to register is October 5, 2023.
  2. Call for Papers by Indian Competition Law Review by NLU Jodhpur. The last date for submission is October 10, 2023.
  3. Online National Essay Writing Competition on “Is Law the Ultimate Science? by HNLU Raipur. The last to register and submit is October 20, 2023.
  4. Call for Papers by Coachin University Law Review of CUSAT, Kerala. The Last date to submit is November 6, 2023.
  5. 4th Surana & and RGNUL Surana International Arbitral Award Writing Competition, 2023. The last date for submission is November 14, 2023.
  6. Call for Papers by Cambridge Law Review. The last date to submit is December 15, 2023.

This initiative was started by Eeshan Sonak, Aditi Bhojnagarwala, Jeetendra Vishwakarma, and Saranya Ravindran from the Law and Other Things Student Team with the guidance of Surbhi Karwa and Gaurav Mukherjee.

Please contact the student editorial team of the LAOT Blog for any queries or to write for us at [email protected].

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