Seminar: An Antidiscrimination Law for India

Date

Mon, 06/06/2016 -
17:00 to 18:00
Seminar Room C, DPIR, Manor Road Building (Wheelchair Accessible)

Convenor

Udit Bhatia

Speaker(s)

Tarunabh Khaitan

Rohith Vemula¹s tragic suicide has put the need for an antidiscrimination legislation back on the map. India is amongst the few regimes with a constitutional commitment to a liberal democracy that nevertheless lack a comprehensive, multi ground, antidiscrimination legislation to regulate the private sector. In this talk, Tarun Khaitan will discuss a draft antidiscrimination bill, developed in consultation with activists and lawyers in India for over two years.

Tarun Khaitan is an Associate Professor and the Hackney Fellow in Law at Wadham College. He is also an Associate of the Oxford Human Rights Hub. He completed his undergraduate studies (BA LLB Hons) at the National Law School (Bangalore) between 1999-2004. He then came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and completed his postgraduate studies (BCL with distinction, MPhil with distinction, DPhil) at Exeter College. Before joining Wadham, he was the Penningtons Student in Law at Christ Church. OUP has recently published his monograph entitled 'A Theory of Discrimination Law'. 

Further Information

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