Call for Papers-Comparative Perspective on Administrative Law in India

by | Jul 31, 2017

6 – 7 April 2018, Delhi, India

Hosted by Jindal Global Law School – Melbourne Law School – NUS Faculty of Law – Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford

The organisers are pleased to announce a workshop on “Comparative Perspectives on Administrative Law in India”. There is an increasing and timely interest in Indian administrative law, both amongst scholars of Indian law, as well as comparativist scholars of public law. This workshop aims to lay the foundation for further research on Indian administrative law and promote work in this vital field, especially amongst early career researchers. The workshop will explore foundational questions in the field, with a focus on distinctive features of Indian administrative law (compared with administrative law in other common law jurisdictions). Papers are welcome on topics such as:

Judicial review, including grounds of review

Merits review in administrative law (rationality, reasonableness or Wednesbury review, proportionality)

The relationship between administrative tribunals and common law courts

Comparative methodology in administrative law as it relates to India

Administrative law and the constitution


Error of law review

Procedural fairness

Legitimate expectations

We are open to other topics and themes within the scope of the workshop. We also welcome papers employing any of the diverse methods and approaches to administrative law including doctrinal, critical, normative/philosophical, empirical, historical, etc.

We particularly encourage submissions from early career researchers.  We expect to have approximately 20-30 participants at the workshop.  The workshop will consist of a number of plenary sessions, as well as breakout sessions for deeper and extended discussion on papers between early career researchers and senior scholars in the field.  Participants will be expected to produce a written paper prior to the event for comment by other participants during the workshop.  The organisers will be able to provide accommodation, ground transport and some funding towards travel costs.

Confirmed participants include: Hugh Corder (Cape Town), Paul Craig (Oxford), Cora Hoexter (Witwatersrand), Tarunabh Khaitan (Oxford), HP Lee (Monash), Kate O’Regan (Oxford), Kristen Rundle (Melbourne), Cheryl Saunders (Melbourne), Kevin Tan (NUS), Arun Thiruvengadam (APU) and Jason Varuhas (Melbourne).

The organisers are Farrah Ahmed (Melbourne), Alexander Fischer (JGLS), Khagesh Gautam (JGLS), Swati Jhaveri (NUS) and Kate O’Regan (Oxford).

Applications must be submitted by 5 September 2017 to

Download the application form here


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