[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…

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…

The Tamil Nadu National Law School, Trichy and the Oxford Human Rights Hub are pleased to announce the International Conference on Affirmative Action and the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality. The conference aims to bring together academicians, practitioners and students from various disciplines including law, sociology, economics, psychology, anthropology and economics and will be…

This is an announcement for admissions to the third batch of students in the LL.M in Law and Development offered by the School of Policy and Governance, Azim Premji University.    Greetings from Azim Premji University! Admissions for Azim Premji University’s one-year master’s programme in Law &  Development (LL.M. in Law & Development) for the academic year 2018-2019…

Indian Law Review invites submissions for Case Notes or Legislative Notes on any case decided or legislation passed in India in 2017 (pending cases/bills may be considered if exceptional). A Note should be around 5,000 words (including footnotes). Apart from summarizing the case or legislation in question, it should situate it in the current body of…

You are cordially invited to attend a conference on International Human Rights Day (December 10th) at the Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India to discuss the legal and policy responses to gender-biased sex selection in India and the United States.  Acting Chief Judge of the Delhi High Court, Hon. Justice Mittal, will be releasing my…

Suresh Kumar Koushal v Naz Foundation (“Koushal”) is a bad decision which must be overturned. This is not a new or an original observation. (See, for example, most of December 2013 on this blog.) This post examines one particular aspect of Koushal – its use and abuse of evidence of discrimination, marginalisation and hardship suffered…

Guest Post by Vivek Anandh, an advocate in the Delhi High Court The recent decision of the Supreme Court to refer the Sabarimala Temple entry issue to a larger constitutional bench has thrown up a lot fascinating questions for the court to decide. In the communal rights jurisprudence that has so far been established by…

Abhinav Chandrachud’s Republic of Rhetoric: Free Speech and the Constitution of India (2017) is not Gautam Bhatia’s Offend, Shock and Disturb: Free Speech under the Indian Constitution (2016). Admittedly, both books are examinations of free speech law in India by young advocates who, between their legal practices and busy careers as legal writers, seemingly never…