The High Court of Bombay in Balchand Lalwant v. Nazneen Qureshi recently held that a Hindu who had converted to Islam, would be considered eligible to succeed to her father’s property under the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (“HSA”). This comes at the heels of another Gujarat High Court decision which had reached a similar conclusion….

In a historic decision, the Supreme Court on Friday declared passive euthanasia and the right of persons, including the terminally ill, to give advance directives to refuse medical treatment  legally permissible. The Constitution Bench held that the Right to Life under Article 21 includes easing the process of dying in the case of a terminally ill patient…

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…

[Guest post by Preeti Pratishruti Dash and Rahul Raman. The authors are Associates (Research) at the Centre on the Death Penalty, NLU Delhi] Reflections from findings in ‘Matters of Judgment – An Opinion Study with 60 former judges of the Supreme Court of India’ In Matters of Judgment, an opinion study among sixty former Supreme…