The Court and Constitution Conference 2023 – Concept Note


The Courts and The Constitution Conference envisages furthering engagement and scholarship on public law by undertaking review of the major constitutional law developments in and outside Courts, taking place in India. The Conference will be held on the NALSAR campus on 11th and 12th March, 2023.

NALSAR University of Law is organizing the 4th edition of the Courts and the Constitution Conference in collaboration with the School for Policy and Governance, Azim Premji University, on 11-12 March 2023, at the campus of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

2022 has been an eventful year for the Courts and the Constitution of India. The year witnessed, inter alia, tensions between populist impulses and constitutionalism, the polarisation of media content, the increasing use of technology for the purpose of predictive policing policies, and the creation of twenty-five constitution benches. The courts had the opportunity to deliberate upon the conceptual foundation of affirmative action, issues related to gender rights and sexuality, and questions regarding the extent of the liberty of an accused person under special legislation.

Following on from the previous three editions held in January 2019, January 2020 and April 2022, the fourth edition will concentrate upon judicial and legislative developments that took place during the calendar year 2022. The six substantive panel discussions outlined below will consist of speakers drawn from practitioners, journalists, academics and independent commentators.

March 11, 2023 (Saturday)

Inaugural Session

Panel I – Media Ethics and Viewpoint Pluralism

Panel II – Populism and South Asian Constitutionalism

Panel III – Affirmative Action: Changing Conceptions of Equality


March 12, 2023 (Sunday)

Panel IV – Developments in Gender Rights Jurisprudence

Panel V – Liberty and Special Legislations

Panel VI – Shamnad Basheer Memorial Roundtable – Technology & Human Rights

Closing Remarks

For more information on the panels, you may find the brochure of the conference below.


In case of any queries, please email us at: [email protected] with the subject – “Query: Courts and Constitution Conference 2023”.

Student Coordinators:

Anushree Verma – [email protected] (+918840930363)

Shravani Shendye – [email protected] (+919399736197)



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