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Agenda cjar convention 2015

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Agenda cjar convention 2015

  1. 1. AGENDA Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reform National Convention 21st-22nd November 2015 Day 1 – 21st November 2015 10a.m.-10:30a.m. Registration and Tea 10:30a.m.- 10:40a.m. 10:40a.m.- 11:30a.m. Welcome and Introduction Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Convenor, Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reform Panel Discussion Moderator –Mr. Vipul Mudgal, Director, Common Cause  The challenges in ensuring a wholly transparent Judiciary (RTI and the Judiciary)- Mr. Shailesh Gandhi, RTI Activist  Current state of accountability and transparency in the Higher Judiciary – Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Adovcate, Supreme Court of India  Ensuring the quality of the judiciary (Appointments) – Mr. Anil Divan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India  Frustration of Justice by delays – Mr. Dushyant Dave, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India and President, Supreme Court Bar Association
  2. 2. 11:30a.m.-12 Senior Activists and other prominent voices on Judicial Accountability and Reform/Discussion  Mr. Harish B. Narasappa, Founder, DAKSH – Problem of pendency of cases in Indian courts – presentation of data 12noon-1-p.m. Breakaway Sessions  Corruption in the Judiciary and its accountability – Moderator – Mr. Prashant Bhushan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Pranav Sachdeva, Advocate Supreme Court of India  RTI and the Judiciary – Moderator Shailesh Gandhi, RTI Activist, Anjali Bharadwaj , NCPRI  Judicial Appointments and the NJAC – Moderator – Mr. Vipul Mudgal, Director, Common Cause, Team from Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy  Efficiency of the criminal justice system, Judicial delays and the criminal justice system at the district and sub district levels (delays, access to justice and false cases)– Moderator - Mr. Mihir Desai, Advocate, Bombay High Court/Ms. Indira Unninayar, Advocate, Supreme Court of India Part 1 1p.m.-2p.m. Lunch Break 2p.m.-3:30p.m. Breakaway Sessions continued
  3. 3. 3:30p.m.-4p.m. Tea Break 4p.m.-5p.m. Presentation by Session Moderators 5p.m.-6p.m. Justice Krishna Iyer Memorial Lecture – Justice G. S. Singhvi, former Judge, Supreme Court of India Day 2 – 22nd November 2015 10a.m.-10:30a.m. Registration and Tea 10:30a.m.- 11:30a.m. Panel Discussion Moderator – Mr. Shekhar Singh, NCPRI  The Judiciary and the Environment – Mr. Dunu Roy, Director, Hazard Centre  Democracy, civil liberties and social justice – Ms. Usha Ramanathan, CSDS  Criminal Justice System and the Poor – Mr. Colin Gonsalvez, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India  Judiciary in neo liberal times – Siddharth Vardharajan, Editor, The Wire  The Judiciary and peoples movements – Medha Patkar, Activist, NAPM
  4. 4. 11:30a.m.-12 Discussion The judiciary and Secularism – Ms. Teesta Setlvaad, Activist, Citizens for Justice and Peace Judicial Accountability to the last person – Mr. Harsh Mander, Director, Centre for Equity Studies 12noon-1-p.m. Breakaway Sessions  Judiciary and the environment – Moderator – Mr. RitwickDutta, Advocate, Supreme Court of India  The Judiciary and social justice – Moderator – Mr. Madhuresh Kumar, Activist, NAPM, Meera, Political Activist, Narmada Valley and NAPM  Judicial activism on corruption – Moderator – Mr. Gopal Shankanarayanan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Prashant Kumar, Advocate, Supreme Court of India  Civil Liberties - Moderator Mr. Gautam Navlakha, Activist, PUDR, Ms. Usha Ramanathan, CSDS Part 1 1p.m.-2p.m. Lunch Break 2p.m.-3:00p.m. Breakaway Sessions continued 3:p.m.-3:30p.m. Tea Break
  5. 5. 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m. Presentation by Session moderators 4:30p.m.-5:30p.m. Campaign Strategy and Way forward Moderators – Mr. Indu Prakash Singh, President, Forum against Corruption and Threats, Mr, Prashant Bhushan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Nikhil Dey, Activist, MKSS

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