In this opinion piece published by The Statesman, Equaliy Fellow Thulasi K Raj argues that…
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.
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.
In this Deccan Herald piece, Kruthika looks at the Indian Constitution making process as a project grounded in an argumentative tradition.
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…
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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.Read more
Senior Advocate & Executive Director at CLPR, Jayna Kothari says Supreme Court must be as proactive as before when interviewed by Freedom Gazette.
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 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 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.
The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to…
The CLPR Broadcast (June 2020): Covering all important developments from CLPR, CAD India and SCObserver.
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.
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.