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ANR Programme 2009-2012
(ANR-08-GOUV-064)
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JUST-INDIA
A Joint Programme on Justice and Governance in India and South Asia
(Hosted by Centre for Himalayan Studies)

Volumes / Special issues

Published

2016

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Daniela Berti,Gilles Tarabout, Raphaël Voix (eds), Filing Religion. State, Hinduism and Courts of Law, New-Delhi, Oxford University Press >> Flyer and Table of Contents

Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, "Foreword"

Daniela Berti, Gilles Tarabout, & Raphaël Voix, "Introduction"

  • Section I: Secular Issues and Court Pratice
    • Gilles Tarabout, "Birth vs. Merit: Kerala Temple Priests and the Courts"
    • Chiara Letizia, "National Gods at Court: Secularism and the Judiciary in Nepal"
  • Section II: Gods' Affairs
    • Daniela Berti,"Plaintiff Deities. Ritual Honours as Fundamental Rights in India"
    • Deepa Das Acevedo, "Celibate Gods and 'Essential Practices' Jurisprudence at Sabarimala, 1991-2011"
    • Ute Hüsken, "Slaves and Sons: The Court Dynamics of a Religious Dispute in South India"
  • Section III: Ascetics and the Law
    • Raphaël Voix, "The Legal Making of a 'Hindu Sect'. Understanding the Tandava Case in its Context"
    • France Bhattacharya, "British Justice and the Lustful Mahant"
    • Malavika Kasturi," 'This Land is Mine': Mahants, Civil Law and Political Articulations of Hinduism in Twentieth Century North India"
    • Catherine Clémentin-Ojha, "Claiming Religious Rights from a Secular Power. Judgment Regarding the Rules of Succession to the Position of Shebait in a North Indian Temple"
  • Section IV: Personal Law: Twists and Turns
    • Jean Louis Halpérin, "Recent Changes in Case Law Concerning Hindu Marriage"
    • Srimati Basu, "Unfair Advantage?: Polygyny and Adultery in Indian Personal Law"

2015

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Daniela Berti & Gilles Tarabout (eds) 2015, Special Issue of Diogenes, 60 (3-4) [translation of Diogène,239-240], 189pp. LINK to the Publisher's presentation

  • Daniela Berti & Gilles Tarabout, "Introduction. Practices of Justice: Categories, Procedures and Strategies"
  • Deborah Puccio-Den, "Judging the Mafia: Categorization under Law and Moral Economies in Italy (1980–2010)"
  • Sarbani Sen, "The ‘Public Interest’ in India: Contestation and Confrontation before the Supreme Court"
  • Antonio de Lauri, "Between law and customs: Normative interconnections in Kabul’s tribunals"
  • Ranabir Samaddar, "Beyond the Frame of Practical Reason: The Indian Evidence Act and Its Performative Life"
  • Véronique Bouillier, "How Should the Other be Judged? Justice and Cultural Difference in French Assize Courts"
  • Bin Li, "Assessors or Popular Jury? Variations around Citizen Participation in the Chinese Justice System"
  • Daniela Berti, "Local Powers and Judicial Constraints in a Case of Rape in India"
  • Hualing Fu, "Away from Grass-roots? The Irony of the Chinese Rural Legal Service"
  • Maud Saint-Lary, "From Settlement to Divorce: An Islamic Judicial Practice in Burkina Faso"
  • Yazid Ben Hounet, "‘Reconciliation is the foundation!’: Courts of Justice and Unofficial Reconciliation Practices in Algeria and Sudan"
  • Devika Bordia, "The Politics of Custom: Blood Money, Disputes, and Tribal Leadership in Western India"
  • Sally Falk Moore, "Customary Law in One Area of 20th Century Africa: The Chagga of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania"

2015

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Daniela Berti & Devika Bordia (eds) 2015,  Regimes of Legalities. Ethnography of Criminal Cases in South Asia, New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 333 pp. LINK to the Flyer

  • Anthony Good, "Foreword"
  • Daniela Berti & Devika Bordia, "Introduction"
  • Srimati Basu, " ‘3 punishments for 3 mistakes’: Negotiating between Courts, Police and Mediation in Family Law and Family Violence"
  • Pratikhsha Baxi, " ‘Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya’: On Criminalising Love"
  • Daniela Berti, "Binding Fictions. Contradicting Facts and Judicial Constraints in a Narcotic Case in Himachal Pradesh"
  • Chiara Letizia, "The 'Secularism Case': Prosecution of a Hindu activist before a quasi-judicial authority in the Nepal Tarai"
  • Nicolas Jaoul, "Enforcing the Law in a Hostile Context. Dalit Access to Justice and its Mediations in Uttar Pradesh"
  • Devika Bordia, "Cultures of Policing: Panchayat-Police Practices and the Making of a Criminal Case in Western India"
  • Zoé Headley," 'The Devil’s Court!' The Trial of Katta Panchayats (Tamil Nadu)"
  • Jeff Redding, "From ‘She-males’ to ‘Unix’: Transgender Rights and the Productive Paradoxes of Pakistani Policing"
  • Véronique Bouillier,"A comparative perspective: Criminal Cases involving South Asian people in French Assize Courts"

2015

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Daniela Berti, Anthony Good, Gilles Tarabout (eds) 2015, Of Doubt and Proof. Ritual and Legal practices of Judgment. Ashgate Publishing >> LINK to the Publisher's page

  • Antoine Garapon, "Foreword"
  • Anthony Good, Daniela Berti, & Gilles Tarabout, "Introduction: Technologies of Doubt in Law and Ritual"
  • Daniela Berti, "Technicalities of Doubting. Temple Consultations and Criminal Trials in India"
  • Stéphanie Homola, "Judging Destiny. Doubt and Certainty in Chinese Divinatory Rituals"
  • Gilles Tarabout, "Religious Uncertainty, Astrology, and the Courts in South India"
  • Jan Budniok, "When Judges Feel Misjudged: Encountering Doubt in Ghanaian Courts"
  • Véronique Bouillier, "Doubt in Action: The Different Times of Doubt in French Assize Courts"
  • Anthony Good, "‘The Benefit of the Doubt’ in British Asylum Claims and International Cricket"
  • Zachary Whyte, "In Doubt: Documents as Fetishes in the Danish Asylum System"
  • Carolina Kobelinsky, "Emotions as Evidence. Hearings in the French Asylum Court"
  • Tobias Kelly, "Afterword"

2013

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Daniela Berti & Gilles Tarabout (eds), 2013, "Les Frontières de la loi. Justice, pouvoirs et politique", Diogène, n°239-240 (juillet-octobre 2012) LINK to the Publisher's page

  • D. Berti & G. Tarabout, "Pratiques de justice. Catégories, procédures, stratégies"
  • Catégories
    • Deborah Puccio-Den,"Juger la mafia. Catégorisation juridique et économies morales en Italie (1980-2010)"
    • Sarbani Sen, "L'intérêt public en Inde. Contestation et confrontation devant la Cour Suprême"
    • Antonio De Lauri, "Entre loi et coutumes. L'interconnexion normative dans les cours de justice de Kaboul"
  • Procédures
    • Ranabir Samaddar,"Par-delà la raison pratique: l'Indian Evidence Act et sa nature performative"
    • Véronique Bouillier, "Comment juger l’autre? Justice et différence culturelle en cour d’assises"
    • Bin Li,, "Assesseurs ou jury populaire? Variations autour de la participation des citoyens à la justice en Chine"
  • Autorités
    • Daniela Berti, "Pouvoirs locaux et contraintes judiciaires dans une affaire de viol en Inde"
    • Fu Hualing, "Les services juridiques en Chine rurale"
    • Maud Saint-Lary, "De l'arrangement au divorce. Une pratique de justice islamique au Burkina Faso"
  • Stratégies
    • Yazid Ben Hounet," 'La réconciliation, c’est la base!' Cours de justice et pratiques non officielles de réconciliation en Algérie et au Soudan"
    • Devika Bordia, "Coutume et politique. Prix du sang, conflits et chefferies en Inde occidentale"
    • Sally Falk Moore, "Le droit coutumier chez les Chagga du Kilimandjaro"

2011

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Livia Holden (ed.), 2011, Cultural Expertise and Litigation: Patterns, Conflicts, Narratives, London, Routledge, 238pp.(Paperback edition: 2012) LINK to the Publisher's page

  • Daniela Berti & Gilles Tarabout, "Foreword"
  • Gary Edmond, "Preface"
  • Livia Holden, "Introduction: Reflexivity, Culture and Ethics"
  • Part I: Patterns
    • Sylvia Vatuk, "Patterns: 1. South Asian Muslims and the Country expertise in the American Immigration Courts"
    • Prakash Shah, "When South Asians marry trans-jurisdictionally: Some Reflections on Immigration Cases by and ‘Expert’"
    • Véronique bouillier, "French Law Courts and South Asians Litigants"
  • Part 2: Conflicts
    • Stig Toft Madsen, "Being On and Being In: Exposure and Influence of Academic Experts in Contemporary Denmark"
    • Anthony Good, "Witness Statements and Credibility Assessments in the British Asylum Courts"
    • Roger Ballard, "Honour Killing? Or Just Plain Homicide?"
  • Part 3: Narratives
    • Werner Menski, "Life and Law: Advocacy and Expert Witnessing in the UK"
    • Tommaso Sbriccoli & Stefano Jacoviello, "The Case of S.: Elaborating the ‘Right’ Narrative to fit Normative/Political Expectations in Asylum Procedure in Italy"
    • Livia Holden, "Expert Report Writing: Professional Commitments and Legal Outcomes"