"Pursuit of Social Justice: India Since 1947" CEDE Independence Day Lecture delivered by for Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan
"Why Representation Matters?" CEDE Inaugural Lecture delivered by Justice DY Chandrachud on April 14th, 2021.
CEDE: Envisioning An Inclusive Legal System
Article written for Livelaw by our co-founders Disha Wadekar, Anurag Bhaskar and Avinash Mathews
"Appearing in Court: Challenges in Representing the Marginalized" CEDE Lecture delivered by Justice S Muralidhar on April 14th, 2022.
Abstract- This article reflects on the challenges faced in the process of improving access to justice and representation of the marginalized communities in the legal system. The author has drawn reflections from his own career as a human rights lawyer. Explaining this, the author first highlights the barriers faced by marginalized communities in the legal system, and then narrates the challenges faced by those who seek to represent the marginalised or espouse their causes. The emphasis of the article is on understanding what it means to be a marginalised person facing the barriers of the system. Lastly, the article suggests institutional measures to approach the challenges thrown up in the process of representing the marginalised.