Litigating After Losing: New Challenges to India's Sodomy Law

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B
Jan 30
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B

Litigating after losing: New challenges to India’s sodomy law

Tuesday, January 30th
Columbia Law School - Jerome Greene Hall - Room 102 B
12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

Event Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/litigating-after-losing-new-challenges-to-indias-sodomy-law-tickets-42568087295

In 2013, the Indian Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of Section 377, India’s sodomy law. In 2016, Navtej Singh Johar, eminent Indian classical dancer, brought a fresh challenge to 377. In January 2018, the Court agreed to hear their petition and reconsider its previous decision, giving new hope to millions of LGBT Indians.

Navtej and the lawyers who filed his case will discuss the implications of this case with Professors Suzanne Goldberg and Kendall Thomas as we reflect on moving from loss to hope in LGBT rights litigation.

Speakers Include:

Navtej Singh Johar
Artistic Director, Studio Abhyas, award-winning classical dancer

Menaka Guruswamy
Attorney, Supreme Court of India; BR Ambedkar Research Scholar and Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School

Arundhati Katju
Attorney, Supreme Court of India
Center for the Study of Law and Culture

Suzanne Goldberg
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law

Kendall Thomas
Nash Professor of Law

This event is free and open to the public. A non-pizza lunch will be served.

Co-supported by: 

The Center for the Study of Law and Culture
The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law
The BR Ambedkar Chair in Indian Constitutional Law

Contact Info: 
Liz Boylan | 212.854.0167 | [email protected]
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