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Special Undergraduate Series—Reservations Based on Economic Criteria: A Policy Assessment: Will the Government Succeed in Bringing an End to Poverty with Reservation?

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law StudentsLL.B. Student Contribution –Manisha Bhau, B.A., LL.B Student (Hons.), National Law University, Delhi Despite reports that the numbers have nearly halved, India is still home to about 364 million people leading lives without access to basic healthcare, nutrition and sanitation. There are a multitude of reasons behind India’s rampant

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Published on November 23, 2019
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Special Undergraduate Series–The Misplaced Objections Against the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 (India)

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law StudentsLL.B. Student Contribution –Anmol Jain, B.A., LL.B. Student (Hons.), National Law University, Jodhpur, India Last month, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 to ‘provide for protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare.’ This comes after a series

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Published on September 15, 2019
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The Science of Homosexuality Does Not Matter, Says the Indian Supreme Court in its Historic Navtej Johor Decision

–Shubhankar Dam, Professor of Public Law and Governance, University of Portsmouth, England “The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or equal protection of the laws”, the Constitution of India majestically says. The Indian Penal Code, section 377, however, appeared to do just that. By outlawing certain forms of intimate conduct,

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Published on September 20, 2018
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Special Undergraduate Series–Seventy Years of Accession: Reflections on Article 370 of the Indian Constitution

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students LL.B. Student Contribution —Zaid Deva, Candidate for B.A/LL.B (Hons.), Gujarat National Law University, India; Founding Editor, Indian Journal of Constitutional & Administrative Law Article 370, as the House will remember, is a part of certain transitional provisional arrangements. It is not a permanent part of the constitution. As

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Published on December 27, 2017
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Giving Life Back to Liberty in India: Unique Identification and Beyond (I-CONnect Column)

—Menaka Guruswamy, B.R Ambedkar Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School and Advocate, Supreme Court of India Child rights activist and Ramon Magsaysay awardee Shanta Sinha has spent much of her life fighting the good fight. When she realised that many of the poorest of the poor in India could not access social

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Published on July 26, 2017
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Judicial Appointments in the Commonwealth: Is India Bucking the Trend?

Cross-posted with permission from the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. The original post appears here. –Dr Jan van Zyl Smit, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law In recent years many Commonwealth states have adopted, or at least debated, reforms to their

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Published on March 8, 2016
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The BCCI Case on “Public Function” and its Implications on Sports Governance

Special Series: Perspectives from Undergraduate Law Students B.A/LL.B. (Hons) Student Contribution –Aradhya Sethia, III Year, B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), National Law School of India University, Bangalore (India) On January 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of India decided Board of Control for Cricket in India v. Cricket Association of Bihar (“Cricket case”). The Board of Control for Cricket in

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Published on March 21, 2015
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Video Interview: Judicial Appointments in India, Featuring Nick Robinson

—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School In this latest installment of our new video interview series at I-CONnect, I interview Nick Robinson on the subject of judicial appointments in India. In the interview, we discuss how judicial appointment will change under 121st amendment to the Indian Constitution, which will constitutionalize the National Judicial Appointments Commission. We explore how

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Published on December 30, 2014
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The Liberty-Equality Debate: Comparing the Lawrence and Naz Foundation Rulings

Cross-posted with  permission from the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog. —Ajey Sangai, Research Associate, Jindal Global Law School Last month marked the 10-year anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas, where the United States Supreme Court ruled that laws that criminalized sodomy were unconstitutional. Like June 26 2013, June 26 2003, was also a historic day for the LGBT

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Published on August 8, 2013
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Socioeconomic Rights and Constitutional Legitimacy in India

—Rehan Abeyratne, Jindal Global Law School In a forthcoming article, I examine socioeconomic rights in the Indian Constitution and the increasingly central role the Supreme Court plays in their enforcement. As Nilesh Sinha recently noted on this blog, India’s judicial independence has allowed the Court to secure broad socioeconomic justice, despite allegations of corruption and

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Published on April 11, 2013
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