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