Supreme Court Statistics Pack 2018

July 13, 2019

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.

‘The primacy of the elected’

July 10, 2019 | Mathew Idiculla

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.

Section 377 and Beyond: A New Era for Transgender Equality?

July 3, 2019 | Jayna Kothari

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”.

Is the Indian Constitution Liberal?

July 3, 2019 | Dr. Sudhir Krishnaswamy

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.

The Hindu

‘Constitutional and political history must be compulsory’ says NLSIU vice-chancellor Sudhir Krishnaswamy

October 21, 2019

The new vice-chancellor of NLSIU, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, says ‘Constitutional and political history must be compulsory’ when interviewed by The Hindu.

Over 90 North Indian teams battle it out for top prize at ConQuest

August 31, 2019

Rachel John from ThePrint attended and covered the north regional rounds at National Law University, Delhi.

ThePrint

BITS-Pilani is the big winner as ConQuest 2019 wraps up western round with mind-benders

August 25, 2019

ThePrint reported on the West Regional rounds of ConQuest, 2019.

IIT-KGP and NUJS teams qualify for ConQuest finals at eastern round in Kolkata

August 18, 2019

ThePrint reported on eastern regional round of the fourth edition of ConQuest, 2019.

Dialogues on the Right to Life and Personal Liberty at Ananya Trust

September 27, 2019 | Kruthika R

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.

Call for Associate Editor | Supreme Court Observer

August 5, 2019

We are looking to engage a Consultant for CLPR’s Supreme Court Observer initiative.

The Supreme Court Observer is a living archive of the Supreme Court of India and brings alive and makes accessible the work of the Supreme Court. The Observer aims to build an enduring constitutional culture in India by enhancing the popular understanding of the Supreme Court’s contribution to our everyday lives.