Through the Lens of Law: Power and Society in India, Paris, January 7-8, 2013

Starting December 2, 2012 - Ending December 2, 2023

The ANR four-year funding of the Just-India programme is ending. It has been our assumption that the details of people's interactions, verbal exchanges and power relationships point to the ways in which state power is implemented. This workshop is the opportunity to take stock of some of the results of these studies, and to reflect on possible research in the future.

Through the Lens of Law: Power and Society in India

January 7-8, 2013, Room 638, 192-198 Avenue de France, Paris 13


Provisional Program

For a detailed presentation and for abstracts, see >>> Link
Monday, Jan. 7th, 2013,10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Discussant: Anthony Good (University of Edinburgh)

  • Jean-Louis Halpérin (ENS, Paris): Some Specificity About Law and Justice in India, from a Comparative Point of View
  • Nicolas Jaoul (CNRS, IRIS): Brahminical Justice? The Dalit Critique of the Judiciary
  • Daniela Berti (CNRS, CEH): Emotions Under Scrutiny. Suicide Notes as Legal Evidence in Indian Courtrooms
Monday, January 7th, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Discussant: Véronique Bouillier (CNRS, CEIAS)

  • Catherine Clémentin-Ojha (EHESS, CEIAS): As the Learned Judge Said…
  • Pratiksha Baxi (JNU, Delhi): Judicial Interpretation of Rape as Atrocity
  • Gilles Tarabout (CNRS, LESC): (Un)spoken Values in Judgments. Cases from South India
Tuesday, January 8th, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Discussant: Gérard Toffin (CNRS, CEH)

  • Parveez Mody (University of Cambridge): Love Jurisdiction and Love-Marriage Rights in India
  • Chandan Gowda (Azim Premji University, Bangalore): The Devil is in the Implementation: The Prevention of Atrocities Act vs. the Police and the Courts
  • Joëlle Smadja (CNRS, CEH): "Don't Terrorise our Territory". Environmental Cases related to Kaziranga National Park (Assam)
Tuesday, January 8th, 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm

Discussant: Antoine Garapon (IHEJ)

  • Jean-Philippe Dequen (SOAS, University of London): A Journey to the Brink of India's Legal Landscape: Jammu and Kashmir's Judicial Scenery
  • Jayanth K. Krishnan (Indiana University-Bloomington), with Centre for Social Justice (Ahmedabad), Jagori (Dharmashala), & National Centre for Advocacy Studies (Pune): Grassroots Litigation and Rights-Awareness in India
  • Raphaël Voix (ANR Just-India / CEIAS): Great Wise Men and the Judges. Fighting for Proper Governance in the City of Bliss
  • Zoé Headley (CNRS, CEIAS): A Century of Penalties and Punishments Under the Banyan Tree