Jai Brunner

Research Associate

Jai Brunner received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2016. His focus areas were Political Philosophy and Ethics. He graduated with General Honors.

Previously, he worked as an Academic Advisor for Crimson Education. He developed a service curriculum for secondary school students applying to US and UK universities.

His interests lie in social contract theory, distributive justice and the Supreme Court.

Blog

RTI Judgment: Confusions about Public Interest

November 29, 2019

Last week, the Supreme Court opened up the Office of the Chief Justice of India to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. In a unanimous judgment authored by Justice Sanjiv Khanna, the Court held that the need for judicial independence does not place an absolute bar on information disclosure. Can we expect this to usher in a new era of transparency and accountability?

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IIHS | CityScripts 2019 | Sudhir Krishnaswamy Moderates Panel on 2018 SC Judgments

February 14, 2019

On 8th February 2019, the Indian Institute of Human Settlements held a panel on major 2018 Supreme Court judgments, titled “Dignity and Law: Judgments as Public Texts”. CLPR Managing Trustee, Professor Sudhir Krishnaswamy, moderated the panel. The panel comprised advocates Aarti Mundkur and Arvind Narrain, and feminist activist Madhu Bhushan.

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The Abidjan Principles | Adoption Conference | Ensuring the Right to Education

February 13, 2019

On 12-13 February 2019, human rights and education experts from around the world will meet in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire at the Adoption Conference of the Abidjan Principles. They will review the final text of the Principles, following which, the Principles will be adopted. The Abidjan Principles are a set of guiding principles aimed at ensuring that States guarantee the right to education, during a time where private actors are increasingly more involved in the delivery of education.

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