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Proportionality and Constitutional Review

Proportionality and Constitutional Review

There is a temptation to think that issues of normative choice and balancing are more complex in public than ...
Reinvigorating Bicameralism in India

Reinvigorating Bicameralism in India

The bicameral structure of government was constitutionally designed to serve functions that enhance the autonomy ...
Proportionality in India: A Bridge to Nowhere?

Proportionality in India: A Bridge to Nowhere?

The Indian Supreme Court's invocation of the structured proportionality test is a bridge to nowhere.
The Judicial Role in the Surveillance State

The Judicial Role in the Surveillance State

The courts' responsibility to check abuses of power is heightened in a context where secrecy reigns.
The Surveillance State, Privacy and Criminal Investigation in India: Possible Futures in a Post-Puttaswamy World

The Surveillance State, Privacy and Criminal Investigation in India: Possible Futures in a Post-Puttaswamy World

With a strong conception of privacy focussed on individual liberty after Puttaswamy, there is now a starting point ...
New Beginnings: Indian Rights Jurisprudence After Puttaswamy

New Beginnings: Indian Rights Jurisprudence After Puttaswamy

Puttaswamy opens up the possibility of Constitution 3.0 that places the individual at the center and through a ...
COVID-19 and the Curious Case of Continued Detention of ‘Foreigners’ in India

COVID-19 and the Curious Case of Continued Detention of ‘Foreigners’ in India

On 13 April 2020, the Supreme Court of India ordered that ‘foreigners’ who had been detained for at least two ...
Does India’s covid-19 Contact Tracing App Violate Digital Rights?

Does India’s covid-19 Contact Tracing App Violate Digital Rights?

On 14 April 2020, during his speech on the extension of the lockdown in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged ...
Covid-19, Patents and Access to Medication in India

Covid-19, Patents and Access to Medication in India

The Covid-19 pandemic is spreading rapidly across India. India has had a long-drawn struggle around affordable ...
Covid-19 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India

Covid-19 and Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India

Covid-19 is not uniform in its impact. Persons with disabilities are disproportionately affected by the pandemic. ...
The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

The Need for Empathy: Understanding India’s COVID-19 Lockdown (with Kalpana Kannabiran)

"The question really, for me, is not so much one of the degree of deference that courts should grant the State, ...
Have Prisons In India Become Ticking Time Bombs Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak?

Have Prisons In India Become Ticking Time Bombs Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak?

The Apex court in India, right from the latter half of the 20th Century till as late as March 2020, has upheld the ...

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