Returning to the Communities’ Table

By Stella James   The language problem Hidden in the north-western corner of Odisha, between the districts of Keonjhar and Sundergarh lies the Khandadhar: a gorgeous hill range home to thick forests, Odisha’s highest waterfall, and to iron ore mines. Going to the Khandadhar is a remarkable experience. One moves from dusty, broken roads with … Continue reading Returning to the Communities’ Table

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Capital Sentencing and Execution Impact Evidence in India

By Atharv Gupta Even former Supreme Court (‘SC’) Judges feel that uncertainty continues to exist during the sentencing phase in death penalty cases.[1] In this post, I shall argue that the application of the ‘criminal test’ in its current form is highly unjust. I will further argue that as a first step towards evolving guidelines … Continue reading Capital Sentencing and Execution Impact Evidence in India

Conversation with Prof. Tom Ginsburg, Professor and Deputy Dean at the UChicago Law School

Prof. Tom Ginsburg is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law and Deputy Dean at the University of Chicago Law School as well as a Professor of Political Science at the University. He is a prominent scholar of comparative and international and has authored or edited several books, including Judicial Review in New Democracies: Constitutional Courts in … Continue reading Conversation with Prof. Tom Ginsburg, Professor and Deputy Dean at the UChicago Law School

Conversation with Prof. Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology at DU

Prof. Nandini Sundar is a Professor of Sociology at the Delhi University. She was one of the lead petitioners in the well-known case of Nandini Sundar v. State of Chattisgarh (WP (C) 250 of 2007). She won the prestigious Infosys Prize in 2010 for her contributions to social sciences. She has several publications to her credit and … Continue reading Conversation with Prof. Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology at DU

The Political Class and the Decline of Constitutional Morality

(Admin's Note: This post was previously published as an Editorial Note in the Monsoon Issue of Volume 4 of JILS, highlighting the decline in the respect for the unwritten rules and the spirit of the Constitution among the political class. It is written by Shambo Nandy, an Advocate practicing in Delhi, and Vasujith Ram, the … Continue reading The Political Class and the Decline of Constitutional Morality

The Judicial Appointments Commission: A Delicate Balance

by Abhinav Chandrachud On December 9, 2013, the Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice (hereinafter, “Standing Committee”), submitted its report on the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013, to both Houses of Parliament.[i] In this blog post, I will discuss some interesting recommendations contained in the Standing Committee’s report. In particular, … Continue reading The Judicial Appointments Commission: A Delicate Balance

Judicial Appointments Commission: Who will Guard the Guardians?

by Vasujith Ram The Rajya Sabha has recently passed the 120th Constitution Amendment Bill and the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill. The bills are up for consideration in the Lok Sabha and may be passed soon.  They seek to replace the present collegium system for appointment of Judges to the higher Judiciary with a Judicial Appointments … Continue reading Judicial Appointments Commission: Who will Guard the Guardians?