Our Group

Our group has been founded on 9/12/2010 in the framework of the VIII Congress of IACL, on the common initiative of Victor Bazan and Sandra Liebenberg.
Its main aim is to develop a network and a forum for constitutionalists interested in social rights from countries throughout the world. Among its future activities will be, inter alia, the development of comparative research projects on topics to be decided collectively, advocacy and public Interest litigation on social rights issues and further involvement to related activities of IACL.

Friday, July 12, 2013

A Workshop of the Group, New Delhi, 26-27 July 2013

Workshop on
“Socio-Economic Rights in India with Comparative Constitutional Law Perspectives”
Date: 26-27 July 2013
Venue: The Imperial Hotel
Janpath, New Delhi - 110001
Organised by
The International Association of Constitutional Law
in Collaboration with
Jindal Global Law School
O.P. Jindal Global University

RSVP: Lt. Dr. Mamta Sharma, Deputy Registrar, JGU, Tel.: 91-8930110713, 0130-3057862
Fax: 0130-3057808; Email: msharma@jgu.edu.in
Friday, 26 July 2013
Welcome Speech
Inaugural Address
Keynote Address
Opening Remarks
9:00 am – 9:10 am Professor Dr. C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University
(JGU) and Dean, Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)
Professor Upendra Baxi, Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick & Former
Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi
Professor Stephen P. Marks, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and
Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health
Professor David Bilchitz,
Dr. Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
9:10 am – 9:30 am
9:30 am – 9:45 am
9:45 am – 10:00 am Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg;
Secretary General, International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL)
INAUGURAL SESSION
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Moderator: Dr. Shivprasad Swaminathan, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Centre on
Public Law and Jurisprudence, JGLS
Lead Discussants:
Questions and Comments
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch
l Professor M.P. Singh, Chairperson, Delhi Judicial Academy
l Professor R. Sudarshan, Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP), JGU
l Dr. Anup Surendranath, Assistant Professor, National Law University, Delhi
DEFINING THE CONTENT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS:
THE INDIAN EXPERIENCE
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
[DRAFT PROGRAMME (as on 9 July 2013)]
Moderator: Professor M.P. Singh, Chairperson, Delhi Judicial Academy
Lead Discussants:
Questions and Comments
11:15 am – 11:45 am: Tea Break
l Professor George Katrougalos, Professor of Public Law, Demokritos University, Head of Project on Socio-
Economic Rights, IACL
l Professor David Bilchitz,
l Ms. Clara Elana Reales, Former Judge, Constitutional Court of Columbia
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg; Director, South African
Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC)
DEFINING THE CONTENT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS:
DOCTRINES AND THEORIES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
SESSION I
SESSION II
Moderator: Professor R. Sudarshan, Dean, Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP),
JGU
Lead Discussants:
Questions and Comments
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Tea Break
l Professor Dr. C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JGU and Dean, JGLS
l Swami Agnivesh, Social Activist, Founder, Bonded Labour Organisation
l Mr. Sanjay Upadhyay, Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Managing Partner, Enviro Legal Defence Firm
OVERCOMING GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES: CORRUPTION, ENVIRONMENT,
AND BALANCING DEVELOPMENT WITH COMMUNITY RIGHTS
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Moderator: Professor David Bilchitz, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg
Lead Discussants:
Questions and Comments
Keynote Address
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner
l Dr. Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
l Monsanto representative
l Ms. Kathleen A Modrowski, Assistant Dean and Director of Global Studies, Long Island University
l Mr. Ajay Kumar Pandey, Associate Professor and Executive Director (Clinical Programmes), JGLS
Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
[TBC]
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND
CIVIL SOCIETY IN REALISING SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, 27 July 2013
THE ROLE OF JUDICIARY, SEPARATION OF POWERS AND REMEDIES
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Moderator: Ms. Justice Ruma Pal, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India & Chancellor, Sikkim
University
Lead Discussants:
Questions and Comments
11:00 am – 11:30 am: Tea Break
l Mr. Justice S. Ravindra Bhat, Judge, High Court of Delhi
l Ms. Justice Gita Mittal, Judge, High Court of Delhi
l Ms. Clara Elena Reales, Former Judge, Constitutional Court of Columbia
l Mr. Rehan A. Abeyratne, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (Research and Global Initiatives) and
Executive Director, Centre for Public Interest Law, JGLS
[DRAFT PROGRAMME (as on 9 July 2013)]
SESSION III
SESSION IV
SESSION V
[DRAFT PROGRAMME (as on 9 July 2013)]
Moderator: Professor Dr. C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, JGU and Dean, JGLS
Lead Discussants:
Questions and Comments
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch
l Mr. R. Venkataramani, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Member, Law Commission of India
l Dr. Aman Hingorani, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
l Swami Agnivesh, Social Activist, Founder, Bonded Labour Organisation
l Dr. Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
REALISING SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS THROUGH
PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Moderator:
Lead Discussants:
Questions and Comments
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Tea Break
Dr. Surya Deva, Associate Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
l Mr. Keshav Desiraju, Secretary, Health, Government of India
l Dr. Uday Shankar, Assistant Professor, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of
Technology Kharagpur
l Professor David Bilchitz,
l Ms. Menaka Guruswamy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg; Director, South African
Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC)
LOOKING AT SPECIFIC RIGHTS: FOOD, WATER, HEALTH AND HOUSING
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Moderator:
Lead Discussants:
Questions and Comments
Keynote Speaker
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner
Dr. Arun Thiruvengadam, Assistant Professor & Editor, Asian Journal of Comparative
Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore
l Professor George Katrougalos, Professor of Public Law, Demokritos University; Head of Project on Socio-
Economic Rights, IACL
l Mr. Saurabh Bhattacharjee, Assistant Professor, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
l Ms Sumeeta Banerji, Assistant Country Director & Head (Democratic Governance), UNDP
l Dr. Rituparna Majumdar, Lecturer, Department of Social Work, Gautam Buddha University
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Judge, High Court of Bombay
LOOKING AT SPECIFIC RIGHTS – EDUCATION, CHILD LABOUR,
LIVELIHOOD, AND SOCIAL SECURITY
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
SESSION VI
SESSION VII

SESSION VIII

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