The Supreme Court Observer’s Statistics Pack 2018 (“Stat Pack”) is the first in an annual series that aims to collate, analyze and present a quantitative data overview of the work of the Supreme Court of India.
CLPR associate Mathew Idiculla write for the Hindu about argues that the rights of a legislative assembly of a Union Territory should be seen as an integral element of federalism and that the Supreme Court should affirm the primacy of the elected government.
Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari shares her perspective on the progress of transgender rights and equality in India. Beginning with the history of legal battles of the LGBTI and the campaign against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, she moves on to review the Supreme Court’s recent “trans-formation”by recognizing transgender identity. She concludes that criminal law and sexual assault in India is, “still gender specific. It only recognizes rape and sexual assault where the victim in defined as a ‘woman’. Thus, transgender persons facing sexual violence have no criminal remedy”.
In this essay, Prof. Sudhir Krishnaswamy asks if liberalism is a key value embedded in India’s Constitution. He shows that it was not keenly discussed in the constitution making process or integrated in Supreme Court decisions. Moreover, a brief summary of debates in comparative constitutional design confirms that liberalism is rarely expressly embedded in a constitutional text.
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Venue School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru
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ThePrint’s carried a report on the South Regional Round of ConQuest 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.
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 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.
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The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is excited to announce the 4th edition of ConQuest: India’s Premiere National Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics.
Mahboob Ali Baig moved an amendment proposing that the prime minister and his ministers be selected by members of parliament ‘in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote’. Baig’s amendment was rejected. The Historical Constitution and the Constituent Assembly debates reveal that the constitutional choice regarding the executive was not straightforward – it was preceded by rigorous debate and conflict over alternative systems. While India settled on Article 75, the problems of representativeness of the executive remain in 2019.
The NEP’s proposal of the ‘three-language formula’ has dominated public attention while its other recommendations have received scant attention. One such recommendation was to educate primary students in their ‘home language/mother tongue’ – to facilitate efficient learning.