ConQuest Quiz 2016: South Regional Round

On 23rd July, 2016, we organized the South Regional Round of ConQuest 2016, India’s first national-level quiz on Indian Constitution, History and Politics. We were hosted by our partner, The School of Law, Christ University, Bangalore. Over 50 student teams participated in the Preliminary Rounds from colleges in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and
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ConQuest 2016: India’s First Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics

The Centre for Law and Policy Research will conduct India’s First National Level Quiz on the Indian Constitution, History and Politics in 2016, called ‘ConQuest’. The quiz is open for undergraduate and postgraduate University students and will explore how contemporary political, legal and governance issues are informed by India’s constitutional history. The quiz will draw
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Child labour in the Constituent Assembly

The 12th of June was observed as the ‘World Day Against Child Labour’. This article takes a close look at the Constituent Assembly of India’s engagement with child labour during the making of the Indian Constitution. Article 24 of the Indian Constitution that prohibits the employment of children under the age of fourteen in factories,
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Special Leave Petitions and the Constituent Assembly Debates

It is no secret that the Supreme Court currently faces an enormous (and frankly unmanageable) number of Special Leave Petitions (SLPs) under Article 136. This has most recently come to a head following a very emotional speech by the Chief Justice of India who quoted Justice Khehar as saying that every year that a judge
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Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project Phase II

Phase ll of CLPR’s Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project, supported by FNF South Asia , is in full swing. A new batch of Associate Editors and Interns are currently undergoing an orientation to the curating, coding and tagging of the Constituent Assembly Debates (CAD) of India. The CADIndia website will have 80% of the debates
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CLPR’s National Level Quiz On the Indian Constitution

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is excited to conduct India’s first national-level quiz on the Indian Constitution and its history. The quiz will be held in July-August 2016 for undergraduate and postgraduate students and will touch upon the most challenging political, legal and governance issues of contemporary India and how these are
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Report on ‘Constituent Assembly Debates in Contemporary times’

On 26th January 2016, Republic Day, CLPR’s CADIndia website was launched at the Karnataka Judicial Academy. The launch event consisted of a discussion around ‘Constituent Assembly Debates in Contemporary Times’. Vineeth Krishna, Research Consultant/Associate Editor,  at the Centre for Law and Policy Research, has written a detailed report on the discussion which can be accessed
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Republic Day Celebration 2016: Launch of CLPR’s CADIndia website and discussion on ‘Constituent Assembly Debates in Contemporary Times’

On the 26th of January 2016, the Centre for Law and Policy Research(CLPR), launched its CADIndia website and also organised a discussion around the theme – ‘Constituent Assembly Debates In Contemporary Times’ at the Karnataka Judicial Academy, Bangalore. The discussion was moderated by Prof. Arun Thiruvengadam, Azim Premji University. The CADIndia website (cadindia.clpr.org.in), supported by
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The Foreign and the Indigenous in the Indian Constitution: Constitution Day talk by Arun Thiruvengadam

While drafting the Indian Constitution, members of the constituent assembly often found themselves at a buffet on which a diverse spread of constitutional designs from foreign jurisdictions was laid out. The assembly carefully scrutinized what was on offer and liberally picked up what it thought was best for the Indian Constitution. The result of this alleged
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