Jan 2019

Law & Other Things | The Court & The Constitution – 2018 in Review

Time 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM

Venue National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) Justice City, Shameerpet Hyderabad - 500078

Law and Other Things, in collaboration with NALSAR and Azim Premji University, will host The Court & The Constitution conference, with the aim of analysing major legal developments that took place last year, 2018.

Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Centre for Law and Policy Research Managing Trustee and Azim Premji University Professor, will be a panelist on Panel II: “Developments in Equality Jurisprudence”.

Law and Other Things’ conference aims to critique major legal developments and analyse their long-term impact on the governance and rights of India. Panelists will include Judges, Litigators and Academicians who have played an integral role in these developments.

“2018 has been an eventful year for the Courts and the Constitution of India. The year opened with an unprecedented press conference by four senior judges of the Supreme Court followed by a controversy over the Chief Justice of India’s prerogative to allocate cases and the initiation of an impeachment motion against the then CJI in the Rajya Sabha.

The year witnessed controversies arising from the dilution of the protective provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the exclusion of more than 20 Lakh individuals from the National Register of Citizens in Assam, increased cases of mob-lynching and the relentless tussle between the Executive and Judiciary on the issue of appointments to the higher judiciary. The Apex Court had its opportune moments to adjudicate on crucial questions of rights and policy. Alongside the Court, the legislative sphere witnessed the enactment of several legislations and ordinances which are bound to have to have a considerable impact.

Through ‘The Court and the Constitution’ conference, we envisage an annual exercise of examining the major constitutional law developments of the preceding calendar year. The Conference is an attempt to bring together diverse voices from the bench, bar, academia and journalism to deliberate on the landmark legal developments of 2018 which are bound to have a long-term impact on governance and rights of the citizenry.”

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Time 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM

Venue National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) Justice City, Shameerpet Hyderabad - 500078