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.
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…
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Soon after the RTE Act was enacted, several private schools challenged its constitutional validity in…
Venue Hilton Embassy Golf Links, Bangalore
Time All day
Liberal Innovation Boot camp in Bangalore organised by Friedrich Naumann Foundation.Read more
Venue School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru
Time 9.30 A.M to 1 P.M
Venue National Law University, Delhi
Time 10 A.M to 1 P.M
Venue Kale Hall, Gokhale Institute of Political Science and Economics
Time 10 AM to 1 PM
The new vice-chancellor of NLSIU, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, says ‘Constitutional and political history must be compulsory’ when interviewed by The Hindu.
Rachel John from ThePrint attended and covered the north regional rounds at National Law University, Delhi.
ThePrint reported on the West Regional rounds of ConQuest, 2019.
ThePrint reported on eastern regional round of the fourth edition of ConQuest, 2019.
On 25th September 2019, Kruthika R from the Centre for Law and Policy Research along with Gunjan Rathore and Zoaib from NCS Bangalore Chapter put together a session on the right to life for the children – aged 10-16 – at Ananya Trust. The sessions focused on the death penalty and right to housing – two concepts inextricably linked to the right to life.
ConQuest 2019 took place in the months of August and September. South…
ConQuest: India’s premiere national quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics is CLPR’s annual flagship event. It is aims to have students engage with India’s rich constitutional and political history in a fun yet rigorous way. This post provides a brief overview of all ConQuest editions since 2016.
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