Sessions Information

  • January 7, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 99
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Golden Gate 7
    Floor: Lobby Level

    This session will explore the changing and evolving role of fundamental rights within the landscape of constitutional systems in South Asia. Panelists will explore distinct aspects of rights in South Asia, including the evolving framework of constitutional rights across different polities, the expanded role and power of constitutional courts in South Asia, the role of the legal profession and social movements in rights adjudication and public interest litigation, the public/private law distinction, the nature and scope of social and economic rights, and rights-based litigation in lower courts. It will also include attention to core debates related to gender rights, secularism, and the rights of religious and ethnic minorities.

    Business meeting at program conclusion. 
Session Speakers
Gonzaga University School of Law

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Whittier Law School

McGill University

Session Fees
  • [7210] Law and South Asian Studies, Co-Sponsored by Islamic Law: $0.00