Justify Episode 10 – A PIL too far?

Justify | Podcast · February 11, 2020
Author(s): Arghya Sengupta

On the tenth episode of Justify: A PIL too far? ft. Anuj Bhuwania

Round Up the procedural aspects of the Nirbhaya case. Why have the convicts not been hanged yet? What is the cause of this inordinate delay? [starts at 1:08]

Deep Dive into Public Interest Litigation jurisprudence in India. What was the genesis of this novel form of adjudication? Where is it headed? A critical analysis awaits. [starts at 11:28]

Listen in to a Tete-a-tete with Anuj Bhuwania, the author of “Courting the People”, the seminal treatise on PILs. The conversation focuses on Mr. Bhuwania’s experiences while writing the book and his opinion on the present status of PILs. [starts at 15:58]

As always, write to us at justify@vidhilegalpolicy.in with the answer in our weekly legal quiz CLATTER, and stand a chance to win a thousand rupee Amazon voucher. Last week’s winner was Pankaj Yadav and the right answer was the Gilgit Scouts from Jammu and Kashmir.


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About Arghya Sengupta:

Arghya is the Founder and Research Director at Vidhi. His areas of specialisation are constitutional law and regulation of the digital economy. He has served on a number of government committees including most recently the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-led committee of experts on a data protection framework for India. Arghya has a number of academic publications on the Supreme Court, Parliament, fundamental rights in leading law journals such as Law Quarterly Review and Public Law. He is also a columnist at The Telegraph, The Hindustan Times and The Times of India. He has most recently authored a book "Independence and Accountability of the Indian Higher Judiciary" (Cambridge, 2019) which builds on his doctoral work at Oxford University. Prior to founding Vidhi, he was at Oxford as a Lecturer in Administrative Law at Pembroke College. Link to full bio