Oxford Human Rights Hub is hosting a talk by Professor Anup Surendranath on 24th February (Friday) at 1.00 PM. His talk is titled ‘Will Reforms Aid Abolition of the Death Penalty?: Perspectives on Death Penalty Litigation From India’.
The talk is open to everyone, but places are limited. So please do sign up for the talk using this link. [LINK]
You can register your interest here by Thursday 23rd February 12.00 PM. A confirmation email will be sent out to you by Thursday evening.
- Date: 24th February (Friday)
- Time: 1.00 – 2.00 PM
- Where: Law Board Room, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
- Registration Link: https://forms.office.com/e/y51AH4ikEM
Professor Anup Surendranath teaches criminal law, constitutional law, and legal methods and is the executive director of Project 39A (a criminal justice programme at the University). Additionally, he holds the SK Malik Chair Professorship on Access to Justice at NLU Delhi and is also on the Advisory Council of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, University of Oxford. Professor Surendranath was invited by the Chief Justice of India RM Lodha in April 2014 to serve as the Deputy Registrar (Research) in the Supreme Court of India and served in that position until July 2015.
Project 39A is inspired by Article 39-A of the Indian Constitution, a provision that furthers the intertwined values of equal justice and equal opportunity by removing economic and social barriers. These are constitutional values of immense importance given the manner in which multiple disparities intersect to exclude vast sections of our society from effectively accessing justice. Using empirical research to re-examine practices and policies in the criminal justice system, Project 39A aims to trigger new conversations on legal aid, torture, forensics, mental health in prisons, and the death penalty.