Last Week at Centre for Law and Policy Research: 8th-14th Oct 2017

October 16, 2017

The Centre for Law and Policy Research encourages and facilitates civic engagement with India’s Constitution through the CADIndia project and Supreme Court Observer. CADIndia promotes an understanding of the Indian Constitution by enabling easy and intelligent access to the Constituent Assembly Debates and the Indian Constitution at the centre of discussions on contemporary political and economic issues. The SCObserver website endeavors to make the workings of the Supreme Court accessible and understandable to the citizenry by translating the hearings and judgments of a few constitutionally relevant cases into everyday language.


The other main areas of interest for CLPR are Transgender Rights, Children’s Rights, Reproductive Rights, and Bail Reform. CLPR’s activities in these areas range from research to education to litigation. This weekly post recaps the activities across all projects and areas of focus.




Last week at CLPR:


As intervenor for Child Rights Trust, we celebrated the Supreme Court verdict in Independent Thought v Union of India case.


At the end of the 3rd Quarter, we reviewed our work on Transgender Rights:


Ashwini Tallur and Satya Prasoon analyzed the trend in Supreme Court judgements with respect to Right to Freedom of Speech:




Last week at the SCObserver:


Shafin Jahan v Ashokan


Independent Thought v Union of India


Common Cause v Union of India


Kalpana Mehta v Union of India