CLPR Research Consultant Mathew Idiculla asks, is the CBI an institution worth saving? Writing in the Scroll, he traces the historical origins of the Central Bureau of Investigation, the concerns over its legal validity, and growing public distrust, to argue that CBI is one institution that does not deserve to be “saved”.
In this article, published on Consitution Day 2018, Vineeth Krishna warns against assuming that India will always remain a constitutional democracy. He argues for viewing the Constitution as a ‘civic’ and emphasises the need to create a popular constitutional culture in India.
In this article Jayna Kothari argues that – In the last few years, public interest litigation at India’s Supreme Court has brought significant wins for human rights—but success is best assured when litigation is linked to broader mobilization.
While unchecked institutions can pose a hurdle for constitutional democracy in India, autocrats with their ability to subvert the entire institutional landscape are far more dangerous
This public interest litigation has been filed by Ms. Sumitra Hooda Pednekar and 6 other…
In 2014 there was a second constitutional challenge to the RTE Act before a 5-judge…
In the interest of public health, and pursuant to the Regulations of 2011 issued by…
Soon after the RTE Act was enacted, several private schools challenged its constitutional validity in…
Venue Library Canteen, Maulana Azad Library, Aligarh Muslim University
Time 3.00 PM
The Aligarh Muslim University Chapter of the National Constitution Society (NCS) invites you to a public discussion on Thinking Sedition, Thinking Freedom Participants will closely examine key arguments that were made by the framers of our Constitution on sedition and freedom and explore how these could aid us in making sense of contemporary debates around these ideas.Read more
Venue David Sassoon Library, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Time 6.30 PM to 8.00 PM
At the Kala Ghoda Festival 2019, Honourable Justice Dr. D Y Chandrachud will be in conversation with Senior Advocate and CLPR Executive Director Jayna Kothari. They will discuss the recent Section 377 judgment, where the Supreme Court decriminalised sexual relations between same-sex and between transgender consenting adults.Read more
Venue Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Sadashiva Nagar, Bengaluru - 560080
Time 5.15 PM to 6.15 PM
Venue St Joseph's College of Law, Field Marshal Criappa Road, Bengaluru
Time 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM
On 30th January 2019, St. Joseph's College of Law will host workshop for its teaching faculty, "Teaching and Learning the Constitution of India: The Letter, the Spirit and the Law". The workshop aims in-part to introduce social science educators to new methods of teaching the Constitution. The Centre for Law and Policy Research will run Session III. It will introduce faculty to its CADIndia and SCObserver workshops, which leverage the wealth of materials on the two respective websites to teach students the Constitution and its interpretation by the Supreme Court in an interactive and effective manner.Read more
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 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.
In celebrating Kala Ghoda turning 20 this year, Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari describes some of the highlights of this year’s festival, including the panel on the Supreme Court’s Section 377 judgment. The Section 377 panel will feature Honourable Justice DY Chandrachud in conversation with Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari.
The Karnataka High Court example amply demonstrates that the new process of senior designation gives confidence to the young lawyers without ‘connections’ in the legal profession. It gives them hope that if they are deserving, no one can take away their opportunity to be one day considered for the senior designation. Conferral of this distinction has been duly democratised
Noted women rights and child rights lawyer Jayna Kothari — who has worked with Jaising in the past — has also been designated as a senior advocate.
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.
On 9th February 2019, Honourable Dr. Justice DY Chandrachud was in conversation with CLPR Executive…
On 30th January 2019, CLPR led a session at the Teaching and Learning the Constitution of India Workshop, organised by the St. Joseph’s College of Law. CLPR introduced teaching faculty from around Bangalore to its CADIndia and SC Observer workshop model. The teaching faculty included faculty from both secondary and tertiary education institutions in Bangalore.
The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) in collaboration with the Praja Foundation organised…