Bail Decision Making in Karnataka’s Lower Criminal Courts: Why the Nature of the Offences Matters

June 6, 2019

Sudhir Krishnaswamy and Deekshitha Ganesan write for the National Law School of India Review, about the consistently high under-trial detention rate in India. Breaking down an empirical study by the Centre for Law and Policy Research, they focus on bail decision making at the pre-trail stage and the natural of the offence as a substantive legal factor. 

‘Authorities haven’t internalised legislations’

May 12, 2019 | Jayna Kothari

Writing for the Deccan Herald, Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari responds to recent controversy concerning Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi. With a review of the present state of justice when it comes to violence against women, she argues that the problem lies in implementation.

CJI Gogoi sexual harassment case: What can SC do to regain credibility after latest crisis?

May 1, 2019 | Satya Prasoon

Contributing to The Print’s Talk Point, Satya Prasoon argues that the Supreme Court of India must embrace “substantive due process”, in order to regain credibility. The Supreme Court is an credibility crisis after sexual harassment allegations were raised against the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi.

Education and the 2019 Elections – Is it a Crucial Point? (Kannada)

April 22, 2019 | Dolashree Mysoor

Prajavani carries Dolashree Mysoor’s piece on the BJP and INC’s education vision in Kannada. Mysoor analyzes the election manifestos of the BJP and INC and asks, “what do political parties have in store for school education in 2019?”


Apr 2019

APCEL at NUS | Planning Law in Asian Cities

Venue NUS Law (Bukit Timah Campus)

Time 10.30 AM - 8.00 PM

On 16 April 2019, the Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law at the National University of Singapore is hosting a 1-day conference on "planning law regimes in Asian cities".CLPR Research Consultant Mathew Idiculla will be attending the conference and present on the planning regimes in Bangalore.

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Apr 2019

KLE Society’s Law College | Transformative Constitutionalism Conference

Venue K.L.E Society’s Law College, Bengaluru

Time 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

On 8th April 2019, Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy will speak at "Transformative Constitutionalism in India: reflections on Shifting Paradigms", organised by KLE Society's Law College. Former Chief Justice Dipak Misra will inaugurate the national conference.

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Apr 2019

NLSIU | XII Student Bar Debate | Constituent Assembly legitimate?

Venue National Law School of India University Campus, Bangalore

Time 6.30 PM

CLPR Co-founder Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy will participate in the National Law School of India University's Student Bar Debate XII. The motion to be debated is: "This House rejects the legitimacy of Constituent Assembly". There will be two sides, one in favor of the motion and one opposed. Each side comprises two experts and one student.

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Mar 2019

Centre for Regional Political Economy | Politics & Society Between Elections 2019

Venue Mother Tekla Auditorium, Bengaluru

Time 4 PM

CLPR Co-founder Sudhir Krishnaswamy will be presenting at the release of Politics and Society between Elections (2017-2019). The report is a public opinion survey of political subjectivities, social attitudes, friendship networks, and governance outcomes in India. It is a collaboration between Azim Premji University’s Centre for Regional Political Economy and Lokniti (CSDS).

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The Hindu

Conservative nationalism is on the rise: ‘Politics and Society between Elections’

March 30, 2019

The Hindu reports on Azim Premji University and Lokniti’s “Politics and Society between Elections (2017-2019)” survey. The survey found that conservative nationalism is on the rise. Interestingly however, Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy explains that there is little evidence to suggests this ideology correlates to electoral behavior. 


‘New principles on the right to public education’ | Devex interviews Jayna Kothari on the Abidjan Principles

March 21, 2019

Sophie Edwards interviewed Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari and other members of the Abidjan Principles Drafting Committee for Devex. The Abidjan Principles serve as a reference-point for States on the right to education. They provide a right to education framework, which defines the responsibilities of both States and private actors.

Governance Now

Constitutional morality is rooted in the constitution: Justice DY Chandrachud

February 12, 2019

Governance Now summarizes Justice DY Chandrachud’s panel at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2019. Justice Chandrachud was in conversation with Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari. They discussed the Constitution, landmark Supreme Court judgments such as the Section 377 one and constitutional morality.

The Times of India

Kala Ghoda 2019 | Justice Chandrachud & Jayna Kothari | ‘If courts are vigilant, liberties will be safe’

February 11, 2019

The Times of India covers the Honourable Justice DY Chandrachud’s panel at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2019. Justice Chandrachud was in conversation with Senior Advocate and CLPR Executive Director Jayna Kothari. They spoke about the value of the Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting it.

Equality Bill 2019 | May 15th Consultation

June 11, 2019 | Avinash Shahi

On 15th May, we organised a consultation on our Equality Bill 2019 (“Bill”) in Hyderabad. The CLPR team presented the provisions of the Bill and sought suggestions, inputs and feedback from the participants, which included various academics and members of civil society organisations working with marginalised groups. This blog post presents the key points of the consultation.