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“The Political Economy of Labour Law” by Babu Mathew

Babu Mathew talks about “The Political Economy of Labour Law” as part of the Azim Premji University Guest Lecture Series.
October 19, 2016.
About the talk:
Post neo-liberalism we witness rapid deterioration in both conditions of work and conditions at work. Pauperisation and proletarianisation on the agrarian front fuel the ever growing migration to urban and semi urban centres. There is a ‘race to the bottom’ in many precarious forms of employment such as construction, garments, plantations, security services, housekeeping, domestic work, etc. There is rapid erosion of freedom of association, tripartitism, conditions at work, real wages, social security and job security. We will, through reflection around a few key concepts emerging from our rich labour jurisprudence of the early post-colonial period, examine how we are reduced to reproducing ‘modern forms of slavery’ through the hegemonic discourse of ‘flexible labour’. Are there any signs of hope and what ought to be the future trajectory?

A brief profile of Babu Mathew :
Babu Mathew comes from a background of trade union and civil society work. He was Vice-President of Trade Union International affiliated to the World Federation of Trade Unions for Asia-Pacific region for two terms. He has led collective bargaining in small and medium scale industry, large private and public sector undertakings, MNCs and the service sector and signed scores of wage settlements ranging from the plant level to the national level. He specialised in organising labour across a wide range of employments, and in bringing the field experience gained, to the class room through the teaching of labour law. He has been awarded the Nehru Fellowship.
Babu Mathew has been a Human Rights activist focusing on the marginalised. He set up the “Centre for Child and the Law” at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) and held the Government of India Chair on Juvenile Justice. He played a key role in drafting the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and in child related law reform processes.
He went on to be the Country Director of Action Aid in India in which capacity he coordinated human rights work across 24 states of India for two terms. He is a founder member of both the South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication and of the Working Group on Human Rights. He has been active in cleaning electoral politics.
He has been teacher of Law for the last four decades. He is a gold medallist in Labour Law and Administrative Law and he earlier was the Registrar of NLSIU.
Babu Mathew sustains a special interest in the political economy of law with particular reference to Labour Law, Constitutionalism, Law & Development, Human Rights, and Child Rights. He is presently Resident Professor at NLSIU, coordinating the Master’s programme in Public Policy.

” Falling Moral Values and its Consequences ” by Justice Santosh Hegde

A talk by Justice Santosh Hegde on ” Falling Moral Values and its Consequences ” at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
08 February 2017.

Crafting Justice 2017

Origins and Aspirations of Experiential Education Part 1

 

Anup Surendranath (NLU Delhi), Darshini Mahadevia (CEPT) and Jahnavi Mathur (Riverside School) discuss the origins, aspirations and challenges of experiential justice education in India with respect to the Centre on the Death Penalty at NLU Delhi, Centre for Urban Equity at CEPT and Social Justice Experiential Education programmes at Riverside School. Prof. Upendra Baxi (University of Warwick) also chimes in with video messages on these questions.

2:00 Iffat Parveen , MA Development (Batch of 2017) and Criminal Justice Project introduces Azim Premji University
4:32 Abhayraj Naik, Coordinator for the Hub for Law and Policy introduces Crafting Justice and Hub for Law and Policy.
14:41 Abhayraj Naik Introduces Panel Discussion on Reflections on Origins, Practices and Aspirations of Experiential Justice Education
18:23 Anup Surendranath from the Death Penalty Project, National Law University Delhi speaks
44:45 Jahnavi Mathur of Riverside School, Ahmedabad speaks

Origins and Aspirations of Experiential Education Part 2

Anup Surendranath (NLU Delhi), Darshini Mahadevia (CEPT) and Jahnavi Mathur (Riverside School) discuss the origins, aspirations and challenges of experiential justice education in India with respect to the Centre on the Death Penalty at NLU Delhi, Centre for Urban Equity at CEPT and Social Justice Experiential Education programmes at Riverside School. Prof. Upendra Baxi (University of Warwick) also chimes in with video messages on these questions.
0:15 Darshini Mahadevia of CEPT and Centre for Urban Equity speaks
25:18 Abhayraj Naik introduces Aju John of myLaw.net who interviewed Prof.Baxi
25:58 Aju John of myLaw.net speaks on interviewing Prof. Upendra Baxi on Experiential Education
27:07 Professor Upendra Baxi speaks about Experiential Education through video message

Prof. Upendra Baxi on “What is Experiential Education?”

Prof Upendra Baxi speaks as part of the introductory panel on the history of experiential learning in india. Thanks to mylaw.net and Aju John for the interview.

Prof Upendra Baxi on “What is the History of Experiential Learning in India?”

Prof Upendra Baxi speaks as part of the introductory panel on the history of experiential learning in India. Thanks to mylaw.net and Aju John for the interview.

Prof. Upendra Baxi on What Makes a Good Experiential Educator

Prof Upendra Baxi speaks as part of the introductory panel on what makes a good experiential educator.Thanks to mylaw.net and Aju John for the interview.

Prof Upendra Baxi on The Future of Human Rights Learning & Experiential Education

 

Prof Upendra Baxi speaks as part of the introductory panel on the future of human rights learning and experiential education. Thanks to mylaw.net and Aju John for the interview.

Reflections from Focus Group Discussions on Experiential Justice Education

The conclave included focus group discussions on four themes: Role of the University in Experiential Justice Education, Training Experiential Educators, Experiential Education and the Community, and Networks and Sustainability. Group leaders discuss the reflections from their groups here.

0:08 Abhayraj Naik, Azim Premji University introduces focus group discussions and facilitator Nikhil Chandra
2:41 Nikhil Chandra of myLaw.net introduces the focus group discussions and mylaw.net
13:23 Abhayraj Naik, Azim Premji University introduces FGD themes
27:39 Aju John discusses reflections from focus group discussion on the role of the university
50:40 Sunayana Ganguly, Azim Premji University discusses reflections from focus group discussion on educating experiential educators.
59:41 Babloo Loitongbam , Human Rights Alert and Josephine Simone, Fearless Collective discuss reflections from focus group discussion on experiential education and the community.

Jane Schukoske’s Video Message on Networks and Sustainability Part 1

Prof. Jane Schukoske’s video message on the importance of building networks for ensuring the sustainability of experiential justice education that furthers social justice. This was part of the networks and sustainability focus group discussion at the Crafting Justice Conclave

Jane Schukoske’s Video Message on Networks and Sustainability Part 2

Prof. Jane Schukoske’s video message on the importance of building networks for ensuring the sustainability of experiential justice education that furthers social justice. This was part of the networks and sustainability focus group discussion at the Crafting Justice Conclave.

Peculiar Punishment: Panel Discussion on Death Penalty Sentencing in India

Students of the Criminal Justice Project organised a panel discussion on sentencing policy and death penalty in India. Panelists included: Justice Santosh Hegde, Anup Surendranath (NLU Delhi), Adv. Vijay Hiremath, Matthews Phillip (SICHREM), and Sitharamam Kakarala (Azim Premji University)

0:01– Criminal Justice Group presents their project on the death penalty in the Saibanna and Umesh Reddy case
4:28 – Sitharamam Kakarala introduces the panel discussion on death penalty sentencing in India
7:35 Justice Santosh Hegde speaks on Death Penalty and Sentencing Policy in India
21:09 Anup Surendranath of Death Penalty Project, National Law University, Delhi Speaks
40:20 Adv Vijay Hiremath speaks
55:44 Matthew Phillips SICHREM speaks
1:06:15 Questions and Answers with the audience

Keynote Panel Discussion: Sustainable Models of Experiential Justice Education

The Keynote Panel Discussion held at NUMA, Bengaluru focussed on “Building Sustainable Models for Experiential Justice Education”
Panelists included: Ajay Pandey (JGLS and GAJE), Sudarshan Rodriguez (TISS), AR Vasavi (Bangalore), Maya Krishna Rao (SNU), Nandini Sundar (DSE via video interview segments), Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA), Abhayraj Naik (APU as moderator)

0:08 Champaka Rajagopal, Professor at Azim Premji University introduces Keynote Panel on Sustainable Models of Experiential Justice Education
1:23 Abhayraj Naik, Azim Premji University begins the Keynote Panel Discussion
3:17 Ajay Pandey, JGLS and GAJE speaks
17:20 Sudarshan Rodriguez from TISS speaks
29:55 A R Vasavi speaks
42:37 Maya Krishna Rao , Shiv Nader University speaks
1:01:52 Nandini Sundar of DSE speaks
1:12:22 Ramesh Srinivasan of UCLA speaks

Prof Nandini Sundar on Theory and Practice: Learning from the Experience of Case

Prof Nandini Sundar speaks as part of the Keynote panel on theory and practice and learning from the Nandini Sundar and Ors v. State of Chattisgarh case. Thanks to mylaw.net and Aju John for the interview.

Prof Nandini Sundar on What the Future holds for Educational Institutions

Prof Nandini Sundar speaks as part of the Keynote panel on the future of educational institutions in India. Thanks to mylaw.net and Aju John for the interview.

 

Ethics of Intervention

In this panel discussion members of the ecological justice project, state public service commission project and education law and policy project discuss the ethics of intervention with respect to their projects with Anant Maringanti (Hyderabad Urban Labs ), Meher Dev, and Sushama Yeramal (IISC) and Jahnavi Mathur (Riverside School, Ahmedabad)

0:01 Rachel Chenchiah (Azim Premji University) introduces the panel
2:06 Anant Maringanti speaks
4:58 Vaishnavi and Priyanka from the Ecological Justice Project discuss their project
49:30 Soham and Akshay from the State Public Services Commissions Project discuss their project
1:21:22 Ram and Nayashree from the Education Law and Policy Project discuss their project.

Transformative Potential in Experiential Justice Education

In this panel discussion members of the politics and society between elections group, legal system reforms project and criminal justice project discuss their project with panelists Ramesh Srinivasan (UCLA), Radha Ramaswamy (CCDC), Purvi Pokhariyal (ILNU), Rakhi Sehgal (NTUI),

0:01 Ramesh Srinivasan introduces the panel discussion
0:55 Archana and Nidhi from the Politics and Society Between Elections Project discuss their project
24:36 Rahul and Ankita from the Legal Systems Reforms Project discuss their project
45:41 Nikita and Himanshi from the Criminal Justice Project discuss their project

Student Project Group Outcomes

Sarkar ki Tapri: A Short Film on Things that Brew Between the State and its Citizens

Presented by the Politics and Society between Elections Project, Azim Premji University.

Human Rights Project Documentary on North East Indian Migrants in Bangalore

Presented by the Human Rights Project at Azim Premji University

Friends of the Hub for Law and Policy

The Refugee Law Clinic: University of Hamburg

Fearless Collective: Bonded not Bound

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