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Reflections on Koushal vs. Naz: videos of CPR discussion

A multi-part video of the panel discussion Reflections on the Supreme Court’s Judgment in Koushal v Naz Foundation held on Friday, 7 February 2014, in New Delhi. The discussion features Advocates* Ashok Desai, Shyam Divan, Menaka Guruswamy, and Arvind Narrain in conversation with Professor Lavanya Rajamani from the Centre for Policy Research. Thanks to CPR for organizing this event, and Arvind for sharing the videos.

Part I: Introduction and first part of Ashok Desai’s talk

Part II: Second and concluding part of Ashok Desai’s talk

Part III: First part of Shyam Diwan’s talk

Part IV: Second and concluding part of Shyam Diwan’s talk

Part V: Menaka Guruswamy

Part VI: Arvind Narrain

Part VII: Q&A Session

*Speaker biographies:

Ashok Desai, Senior Advocate and former Attorney General for India. He has argued several landmark constitutional law cases in his professional career spanning over six decades. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2001.

Shyam Divan, Senior Advocate, is a distinguished counsel with many years of practice before the High Court of Bombay and the Supreme Court. He has been involved in many important constitutional law cases and his written extensively on environmental law in India.

Menaka Guruswamy practices law at the Supreme Court of India. She has been involved in a number of key constitutional law cases including on administrative reform and encounter killings. She has written extensively on constitutional law and the Supreme Court. She has taught at Columbia Law School and New York University School of Law.

Arvind Narrain is a human rights activist and lawyer with the Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, of which he is a founder member. He is the author of Queer: Despised Sexuality, Law and Social Change (2004) and co-editor of Because I have a Voice: Queer Politics in India (2005).

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