Jayna Kothari

Jayna is Founder-Director, Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore and an advocate in the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore, India.|Jayna is Founder-Director, Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore and an advocate in the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore, India.|Jayna is Founder-Director, Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore and an advocate in the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore, India.|Jayna is Founder-Director, Centre for Law and Policy Research, Bangalore and an advocate in the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore, India.

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The Indian Supreme Court Declares the Constitutional Right to Privacy

The Indian Supreme Court Declares the Constitutional Right to Privacy

2017 has been a big year for constitutional development in India. In a historic and landmark decision, a 9-judge bench of the Supreme Court pronounced that the right to privacy is a constitutional right which is not only rooted in the ...
Rights Protection in 2014: A Review of the Indian Supreme Court

Rights Protection in 2014: A Review of the Indian Supreme Court

2014 was an interesting year for protection of fundamental rights by the Indian Supreme Court. We undertook an unprecedented rights review at the Centre for Law and Policy Research. One of the strongest areas of protection in 2014 ...
Rape and the Failure of the Criminal Justice System

Rape and the Failure of the Criminal Justice System

With the national outrage witnessed in India after the gruesome gang-rape of Nirbhaya in December 2012, one truly thought that the country was taking violence against women seriously. The shocking incident led to the Justice Verma ...
Sexual Harassment in the Indian Legal Profession

Sexual Harassment in the Indian Legal Profession

Two big sexual harassment complaints have sent shock waves in India this month– one by a legal intern complaining of sexual harassment from a retired Supreme Court judge and another by a journalist in a well known media house, ...
Horizontal Application of the Right to Education in India

Horizontal Application of the Right to Education in India

A Full Bench of the Supreme Court of India delivered the long awaited judgment on the constitutionality of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (RTE Act). The case arose out of a series of petitions filed by ...