Taking Suffering Seriously

Vikram RaghavanOct 5, 20053 min read

On many issues, I’m not what you’d call a “bleeding-heart liberal.” But I purloined the caption for this post from Professor Baxi’s famous piece on public interest litigation in India.…

The role of the Judiciary in India’s constitutional democracy – an old issue revisited

Arun ThiruvengadamOct 5, 20053 min read

Today’s Indian Express carries a thoughtful Op-ed piece by Bimal Jalan on the continuing controversy about the proper roles of the judiciary and the legislature in our constitutional democracy. Jalan…

On the mission of Ramachandra Guha

Oct 4, 20053 min read

I would like to revisit Ram Guha’s article that Arun posted on the 28th of September. I decided that I would make an independent posting and not simply comment on…

Regulation Law 101

Oct 4, 20052 min read

The Business Page of today’s Telegraph would work well as an Reading List on an Introductory Course on Regulation Law in India. To start with, notice TRAI’s ability to articulate…

Ram Jethmalani on the Nalini Chidambaram Engagement

Vikram RaghavanOct 1, 20058 min read

This post might be a bit dated, but I thought I should share Ram Jethmalani’s sensible opinion on the controvery over Nalini Chidambaram appearing for the Income Tax Department. I…

Chief Justice John Roberts’ confirmation hearings and another set of reflections upon the Indian situation

Arun ThiruvengadamOct 1, 20052 min read

A couple of weeks ago, after following the confirmation hearings of Judge (now Chief Justice) John Roberts before the U.S. Senate, I had commentedupon the need for assessing the legacy…

Ramachandra Guha on Amartya Sen and Andre Beteille

Arun ThiruvengadamSep 28, 20051 min read

Ram Guha is clearly one of the leading Indian public intellectuals of our times. His thought-provoking, insightful, historically grounded, superbly researched, and often provocative columns and articles on various subjects…

The debate over the true author(s) of the ‘basic structure’ doctrine

Arun ThiruvengadamSep 27, 20055 min read

The Basic Structure doctrine is, as all Indian law students know, one of the fundamental pillars of Indian constitutional law, and is perhaps the most distinctive (as well as most…

Implementing the Right to Information Act in India

Arun ThiruvengadamSep 22, 20052 min read

The recent enactment of the Indian Right to Information Act, 2005 was rightly celebrated, coming as it did after a long struggle which saw many disparate groups of actors collaborating…

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Death Penalty Sentencing Framework: Inconsistently Applied or Inherently Flawed?

By Lakshmi Menon / September 30, 2022 / 1 Comment
The Supreme Court in a recent order referred issues relating to capital sentencing in India to a Constitution bench. The order is a landmark moment- for the first time in 42 years, the Supreme Court has not only acknowledged the...
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Anonymous Social Media Users: Exploring Policy Solutions to Regulate Anonymity over the Internet (Part 1)

By Anmol Jain / September 24, 2022 / 1 Comment
Anmol Jain writes an extensive two-parter where he analyses the merits and demerits of online anonymity while developing an idea for an alternative legal regime that may address the concerns posed by such anonymity without taking away the immense benefits...
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Medical Termination of Pregnancy Procedure

By Ishika Garg / September 14, 2022 / 0 Comments
In this infographic, Ishika Garg presents a step-by-step process of the circumstances in which a pregnancy can be terminated according to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. The Act is complemented by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Regulations, 2003 which,...
Monthly Updates- August 2022

Monthly Round-Up: August 2022

By Dyuti Anand / September 6, 2022 / 1 Comment
Law and Other Things published a range of interesting articles and new scholarship discussions to further scholarship in public law. Below we bring you an update on the Blog’s activities during August 2022. CEDE Collaboration: Law and Other Things (LAOT)...

Anonymous Social Media Users: Exploring Policy Solutions to Regulate Anonymity over the Internet- Part II

By Anmol Jain / September 27, 2022 / 1 Comment
Part I of this two-part blog series briefly discussed the idea of the online disinhibition effect and how the existence of anonymous online users on social media platforms has given rise to increased instances of online harms. It also discussed...

Policy Brief on Criminalisation of Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh

By Dyuti Anand / October 4, 2022 / 1 Comment
The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project (CPA Project) was founded in 2019 as a litigation, research, and capacity-building intervention committed to ending the disproportionate targeting of marginalized communities by the criminal justice system. These communities include those previously officially...