"I realise that some of my criticisms may be mistaken; but to refuse to criticize judgements for fear of being mistaken is to abandon criticism altogether... If any of my criticisms are found to be correct, the cause is served; and if any are found to be incorrect the very process of finding out my mistakes must lead to the discovery of the right reasons, or better reasons than I have been able to give, and the cause is served just as well."

-Mr. HM Seervai, Preface to the 1st ed., Constitutional Law of India.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Symposium Alert: VII NLSIR Symposium 2013-14: Bridging the Security-Liberty Divide

The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) - the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is pleased to announce the VIIth NLSIR Symposium on “Bridging the Security-Liberty Divide” scheduled to be held on December 21 and December 22, 2013 at the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC, opposite NLSIU Campus, Nagarhavi) Conference Hall, Bangalore. The decade following September 11 has been dubbed “liberty’s lost decade”, not just for the United States of America but for the world at large, marked by increasing tension between State interests in national security and individual liberty. As we continue to grapple with the implications of this clash, one clear winner seems to be emerging, best observed by examining changes in legal systems throughout this decade. The recent upsurge of criticism against NSA activity globally, however, could be seen as indicative of a changing trend. The VIIth NLSIR Symposium seeks to trace this dialogue between competing notions of security and liberty, and hopes to assess and analyse similar developments in India. 

Confirmed speakers for the symposium include Hon’ble Justice Muralidhar, Menaka Guruswamy, Mrinal Satish, Bharat Karnad, Aparna Chandra, Chinmayi Arun, Shyam Divan, Bhairav Acharya, Roshni, Yug Mohit Chaudhary and Saikat Datta.

This year, the discussions will be divided into four panels:

Session I: Securing Liberty from the State - Redefining Thresholds for Offences
(Forenoon, December 21, 2013, Saturday)

Session II: Intrusive Intelligence - Surveillance Programs and Privacy in India 
(Afternoon, December 21, 2013, Saturday)

Session III: Beyond Borders - Extradition, Asylum and Concerns of State Security 
(Forenoon, December 22, 2013, Sunday)

Session IV: Security and Liberty in India - Redefining the Debate
(Afternoon, December 22, 2013, Sunday)

Registration fee for those who make an advance payment/bank transfer is Rs. 500 for students and Rs. 750 for others. All those interested are requested to register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19s9HkuoTRNBxKahu_pDSYbDb-6CCXvk6ZV4d1kkOW9s/viewform 

The registration fee for those who register at the venue is Rs. 750 for students and Rs. 1000 for others.

For more details visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/393805164084543/
Or visit our website http://nlsir.in/symposium.html

For further information, please contact Abhinav Sekhri (Chief Editor): +91- 9538003614; Mansi Sood (Deputy Chief Editor): +91- 9632745265 or email us at mail.nlsir@gmail.com.

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