State’s Labour law changes impact right to association

May 22, 2020 | Thulasi K. Raj

In this opinion piece published by The Statesman, Equaliy Fellow Thulasi K Raj argues that…

Benched By the Bar

February 29, 2020 | Jayna Kothari

In this piece published by The Indian Express, Jayna Kothari argues that Bar associations in Karnataka instructing members not to represent accused in sedition cases violates constitutional morality.

Abrogation of Article 370: Can the president act without the recommendation of the constituent assembly?

February 5, 2020 | Balu Nair

The paper examines if the commonly cited reasons & modes for abrogating Article 370 are legally and normatively valid. It goes on to argue that the attempts to abrogate Article 370 without the recommendation of a constituent assembly for J& K is constitutionally suspect.

The Argumentative Constituent Assembly: How the Constitution was framed.

February 4, 2020 | Kruthika R

In this Deccan Herald piece, Kruthika looks at the Indian Constitution making process as a project grounded in an argumentative tradition.

Bhavika Pore v. Union of India & Anr.

November 4, 2019 |

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.


Apr 2020

Garden City Legal Hackers launch Meet

Venue ZOOM Meet

Time 4 P.M. to 5 P.M.

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Mar 2020

SC Observer Workshop: Dayanand Sagar University

Venue College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Dayananda Sagar University

Time 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

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Feb 2020

RBG – Film Screening and Discussion

Venue Christ (Deemed to be University)

Time 4:00-6:00 P.M.

The National Constitution Society Christ (Deemed to be University) Chapter will organise a film screening and discussion on Ruth Bader Ginsburg for their college students from diverse disciplines. The event will focus on Justice Ginsburg's contribution in shaping gender equality jurisprudence in the United States.

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Freedom Gazette

Supreme Court Must Be As Proactive As Before: SC Advocate

June 10, 2020

Senior Advocate & Executive Director at CLPR, Jayna Kothari says Supreme Court must be as proactive as before when interviewed by Freedom Gazette.

The Quint

Internet Shutdowns need to be challenged- Jayna Kothari, Senior Advocate, High Court of Karnataka

February 20, 2020

The Quint covered a video interview of our Executive Director Jayna Kothari on the issue of internet shutdowns where she argues how internet shutdowns across the country muzzled the freedom of speech and expression of the people and therefore it needs to be challenged.

Hindustan Times

CAA stir spurs demand for copies of Constitution

February 11, 2020

Hindustan Times story mentioned the Constitutional and Civic Citizenship project of CLPR which seeks to enhance public awareness and critical engagement with India’s constitutional tradition.

Bar and Bench

Supreme Court judgments passed in 2019: Discussion held by CLPR

February 5, 2020

Bar and Bench reported the CLPR conference on decisions of Supreme Court in 2019 organized in collaboration with NCS chapter of St. Joseph College.The conference comprised three panel discussions on the topics — strengthening democracy, SC reform and verdicts concerning religion and faith.

Alcohol and State Revenue: The Debate in the Constituent Assembly

May 30, 2020 | Vineeth Krishna

One of the first steps that many Indian States embarked on as part easing coronavirus related lockdown measures was to allow liquor shops to sell alcohol. Serpentine queues were a common sight at liquor shop across States in India. The restlessness of the State governments to open liquor shops was quite evident – bringing its dependence on alcohol-based  revenue into sharp relief.

Should Government Employees Enjoy Less Free Speech Rights?

May 26, 2020 | Thulasi K. Raj

In late April, three officials of the Indian Revenue Service, out of their own volition, prepared and published a report titled ‘Fiscal Options and Response to COVID-19 Epidemic.’ The report proposed that the top marginal income tax rate for the super-rich who earn more than 1 crore annually be increased from 30 to 40%. It also proposed the introduction of a new wealth tax to fight the pandemic-caused economic crisis. The Union government initiated disciplinary proceedings against the officers and suspended them from service, alleging indiscipline.