Call for Papers: NUJS Law Review

[The following is
an announcement posted on behalf of the NUJS Law Review]
The NUJS Law Review is pleased to invite
contributions for its annual Special Issue for 2013-14 “Surveillance, Censorship & Indian Law: Mapping the Field”
A spate of recent events, such as the
debate surrounding Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and the
Intermediaries Guidelines under it, the calls against decriminalizing speech
offences (such as sedition, obscenity or defamation) in both traditional and
new media, the debate around the Central Monitoring System, the NAT GRID and
CCTNS in India (and the Snowden affair globally) have thrown the effect of
state action (including legislation) on the fundamental rights to free speech,
privacy and due process into sharp relief.
This issue proposes to engage with key
questions surrounding the state of speech and privacy rights in India, in light
of existing and improving capacities of both state and non-state entities to
engage in activities that restrict these rights. We welcome contributions
engaging with state and non-state led censorship and surveillance arising
across the Indian media, whether physical or virtual, and with the sufficiency
and effectiveness of existing laws to govern them. Submissions may address
censorship in any medium (press, broadcasting, film or new media) and
surveillance of any type (whether of persons, physical property or of
for Contributors
All contributions must be sent to the
Board of Editors of the NUJS Law Review at [email protected]
on or before December 15, 2013.
Authors are welcome to write to the Board
of Editors to check the suitability of their proposed papers prior to their
submission of finished drafts by the Submissions Deadline.

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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