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.
The Centre for Law and Policy Research recently filed an intervening application on behalf of Swati Bidhan Baruah, lawyer and transgender activist, in a case titled Bhavika Pore v. Union of India. The Petitioner through this Petition is invoking the writ jurisdiction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India to direct the concerned authorities to fulfil their statutory obligations with regard to setting up/specifying special Human Right Courts in each district for the better protection of Human Rights and also to appoint a Special Public Prosecutor for the same, vis-à-vis section 30 and 31 of the Human Rights Act, 1993.
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…
Venue St.John's Medical College
Time 8:30 - 9:30 AM
The SCO team, as part of its ‘Supreme Court in the Classroom’ series, made a presentation at the St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru on the right to privacy and how it came about to occupy a place in the Indian Constitution.Read more
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
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.
Last week, the Supreme Court opened up the Office of the Chief Justice of India to the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005. In a unanimous judgment authored by Justice Sanjiv Khanna, the Court held that the need for judicial independence does not place an absolute bar on information disclosure. Can we expect this to usher in a new era of transparency and accountability?
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.