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Protecting Rights, Addressing Inequality

Workshop on the Promise of Writs as Constitutional Transfer
Here is the final program for the workshop this week at UNSW Laws

Friday 15 November 2019
9:45-10am – Welcome and Introductions
UNSW Law Welcome Melissa Crouch
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Welcome Ms Gisela Elsner, Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia

10am-10:45 – Alternative Histories of Modern Judicial Review
Speaker: Melissa Crouch
Chair: Theunis Roux
Commentators: Mayur Suresh, SOAS

11:15-12:00pm Locus Standi in Habeas Corpus Petitions and India’s PIL Jurisdiction
Speaker: Anuj Bhuwania
Chair: Melissa Crouch
Commentators: Theunis Roux

12:15-1:00pm Cutting a New Edge: Using Writs to Define Rights (Sri Lanka)
Speaker: Mario Gomez
Chair: Tarun Khaitan
Commentators: Rosalind Dixon

2:00-2:45pm Writ Petition in the Unmaking and Remaking of Informality
Speaker: Yugank Goyal
Chair: Theunis Roux
Commentators: Amy Cohen

2:45-3:30 Sri Lanka’s Writ Jurisdiction: Legal Transfer to Organic Growth
Speaker: Dinesha Samararatne
Chair: Melissa Crouch
Commentators: Mario Gomez
4:00-4:45 – The Role of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in a Transitional Justice Context: Lessons from Sri Lanka
Speaker: Kumaravadivel Guruparan
Chair: Yugank Goyal
Commentators: Melissa Crouch

4:45-5:30pm: Ten Fathom Deep Thy Liberty lies: Suspension of Habeas Corpus and the Making of ‘Occupational Constitutionalism’ in Kashmir
Speaker: Jhuma Sen
Chair: Tarun Khaitan
Commentator: Cynthia Farid
Saturday: 16 November 2019

10:00am-10:45 – Writ Remedies in South Asia: Constitutional Borrowing or Colonial Continuity?
Speaker: Cynthia Farid
Chair: Melissa Crouch
Commentator: Tarun Khaitan
11:15-12:00pm: Writs of Quo Warranto in Pakistan: Re-writing the Electoral Landscape and Revolutionizing Executive Appointments
Speaker: Waqqas Mir
Chair: Moeen Cheema
Commentator: Melissa Crouch

12:00-12:45pm The ‘Writs’ Writ Large: The Postcoloniality of Administrative Law in Pakistan
Speaker: Moeen Cheema
Chair: Janina Boughey
Commentator: Dinesha Samararatne

1:45-2:30pm: The Fundamental Right to Judicial Review under the Indian Constitution Speaker: Vikram Aditya Narayan (co-author with Jahnavi Sindhu)
Chair: Melissa Crouch
Commentators: Mario Gomez

2:45-3:30 – Closing Session – discussion of publication
Closing remarks by Gisela Elsner, Head of the Rule of Law Programme Asia, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
UNSW Law Melissa Crouch


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