The writer is professor of law, University of Warwick,and former vice chancellor of Universities of South Gujarat and Delhi.
International law binds Indian state to prevent, punish acts of genocide. As does Article 21 of the Constitution.
The Attorney General’s concerns about constitutional morality are misplaced.
Composite crime figures hide more than they reveal. Disaggregation of the data could further deterrence, aid efficient policing and enable improvements in social policy.
SC’s Delhi verdict affirms: Constant repair and renewal of constitutionalism is prime function of adjudication
SC does well to circumscribe Karnataka governor. It must define boundaries of gubernatorial discretion
Politics of embarrassment matters more than proposed removal of CJI. No bigger message has emerged
Any reform of the judicial system will have to come from within the court
Tackling the old question of what’s ailing Indian universities with solutions that build well on traditional prescriptions for the system
The ultimate guarantee of fairness as justice lie with the justices themselves
State impunity continues for acts of torture. Lawmakers and court have not stepped up to their duty
The Right to Privacy affirms, for the 21st century, the vision of a ‘constitutional renaissance’
In the wake of the new violence, the targeted killings bill must be revived and owned by all
In Jadhav case, ICJ shows creativity by balancing its powers with principle of state sovereignty and consent
SC promises closure in Babri demolition case. But what of the perils of memory and age, the problem of delay?
An omnibus Finance Bill violates canons of constitutional propriety
The Supreme Court’s recent reading of the law of contempt comes as a welcome relief
Criticising the Supreme Court on the basis of one decision is being uncharitable to the institution.
The tension between the executive and judiciary could play out in creative, or destructive, ways
The endeavour for a common civil law must be to end discrimination, and not stamp majority might
India has not matched Ambedkar’s poignant urgency for swift action against social apartheid