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Weekly round-up

This week’s announcement is below. ~~~ Call for Papers Indian Journal of Constitutional & Administrative Law [Volume II Issue I]: Submit by December 31   The Indian Journal of Constitutional … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Isaam Bin Haris: The ‘Continuing Mandamus’, Institutional Failure and Judicial Independence – Pakistan’s Three-Pronged Conundrum

On the 20th of April this year, the Supreme Court of Pakistan passed the first substantive order in the ‘Panama case’ – a phrase used to refer to the petitions … Continue reading

September 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Harshan Kumarasingham: Eastminster: the Westminster model in British Asia

Cross-posted from the Constitution Unit blog. The ‘Westminster model’ outside the British Isles tends to be associated with the former British settler colonies such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand. … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jan van Zyl Smit: Judicial appointments in the Commonwealth: Is India bucking the trend?

In recent years many Commonwealth states have adopted, or at least debated, reforms to their legal frameworks for the appointment of judges. The stated objectives of such reforms include strengthening … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Chintan Chandrachud: Debating the NJAC Judgment of the Supreme Court of India: Three Dimensions

Over a week has passed since the Supreme Court of India, in what will most commonly be described as the ‘fourth judges case’, struck down a constitutional amendment and a … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Comment on India: Chintan Chandrachud: India’s Deceptive Constitution

Every written constitution is supplemented by important unwritten principles: the constitutional law of all nations (whether or not they have a codified constitution) consists of some combination of the written … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Farrah Ahmed: The Untapped Potential for Constitutional Avoidance in Social Rights Adjudication

In his 2012 book, Judging Social Rights, Jeff King makes a powerful case for a limited, incrementalist, judicial approach to social rights adjudication. One of the incrementalist strategies King prescribes … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment