SLR Forum

– Namita Wahi* April 10, 2017 | 9:32 P.M. India faces serious challenges in creating development processes that generate economic growth while being socially inclusive, ecologically sustainable, politically feasible, and in accordance with the Rule of Law. Equitable and efficient acquisition of land by the state for economic development projects, including infrastructure and industry, lies at the heart of these challenges. Simultaneously, securing constitutionally guaranteed land rights to the poorest and most vulnerable communities in

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– Atreyee Majumder* March 25, 2017 | 11:27 P.M. In light of the Muslim travel ban executive orders, I spoke with Syed Hussan[1] on the hidden violence of the Canadian immigration detention system and the Safe Third Country Agreement. This debunks the notion of Canada being the good boy as compared to the US.  Atreyee Majumder, Q1. What is the purpose of the Safe Third Country Agreement? Can you put it in context? How does it

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– Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz* March 17, 2017 | 04:20 P.M. Since the inception of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan [BMMA] in January 2007 in New Delhi, many have asked why Muslim women need to organize themselves. Kya zaroorat hai Musalman aurton ko apni tehreek tayar karne ki? After 10 years of BMMA, it is amply clear why it was so important that Muslim women take the lead. The reasons are many. To start with, no community can

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– Manasi Karthik and Arpitha Kodiveri* March 03, 2017 | 11:37 P.M. In June 2016, the Union Environment Ministry of India formally issued a draft notification defining what constitutes a forest for as per the Forest Conservation Act 1980 (FCA). This seemingly insignificant move has since been largely overlooked by policy analysts. However, the new definition has far-reaching consequences for the future of forest management in the country. This definition not only fails to achieve

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– Professor Peter Fitzpatrick* Feb 24, 2017 | 10:56 A.M. ‘Every title has the import of a promise,’ writes Derrida.[1] The promise here is to test the effect of post-truth politics on socio-legal studies and to determine whether the socio-legal would be supportive of or opposed to such a politics. As a bonus, this may tell us what the socio-legal is. ‘Post-truth,’ the Oxford English Dictionary has decreed, is the ‘word of the year’ for

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– Editorial Board, 2016-17. Feb 24, 2017 | 10:43 A.M. Since its inception in 2005, the Socio-Legal Review has strived to further the discourse on the intersection of law and society. Over the past decade, it has provided both students and scholars a platform to engage with socio-legal matters relevant in the South Asian context. Since it became a biannual publication in 2012, it has produced a themed issue every year, providing different perspectives on

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