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Conversation with Professor Upendra Baxi on Constitutionalism, Human Rights and Development

Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Time: 11 am – 1 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall, 10th Floor, Pixel A (Azim Premji University, Bangalore)

About the Conversation

In the conversation, Professor Baxi will reflect on some of his contributions on the above themes, with Arun Thiruvengadam and Sitharamam Kakarala as interlocutors.

APU students have engaged with Professor Baxi’s readings across programmes and courses. This interactive session is meant to facilitate a dialogue with him on some of those texts. The moderators will initiate a discussion with Professor Baxi before inviting comments from the audience. All are welcome.

Speaker: Professor Upendra Baxi, Professor Emeritus, School of Law, University of Warwick, UK and Distinguished Professor, National Law University, Delhi.

About the Speaker

Professor Upendra Baxi is currently Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick, and has been at the Warwick Law School since 1996. He served earlier as Professor of Law, University of Delhi (1973-1996) and as its Vice Chancellor (1990-1994.) He has also served as Vice Chancellor, University of South Gujarat, Surat (1982-1985) and Honorary Director (Research) at The Indian Law Institute (1885-1988). He was also the President of the Indian Society of International Law (1992-1995.)

Professor Baxi graduated from Rajkot (Gujrat University), read law at the University of Bombay, and holds LLM degrees from the University of Bombay and the University of California at Berkeley, which also awarded him with a Doctorate in Juristic Sciences. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates in Law by the National Law School University of India, Bangalore, and the University of La Trobe, Melbourne.

Professor Baxi is one of the most prolific contributors to the corpus of legal writing both on India and on many contemporary global concerns. Some of his recent works include Future of Human Rights (OUP, 3rd edition, 2008) and Human Rights in a Posthuman World (OUP, 2007). His earlier works, The Indian Supreme Court and Politics (1980), Crisis of the Indian Legal System (1982), Courage, Craft and Contention: the Indian Supreme Court in the Eighties (1985), Towards a Sociology of Indian Law (1986), Mass Disasters and Multinational Liability: the Bhopal Case (1986) have been a key component of the pedagogic corpus of legal education in India and abroad.

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