Jointly hosted by Jindal Global Law School and City Law School and introduced by Sandhya Drew
Over 10 days in April-May 2023, in Supriyo a.k.a Supriya Chakraborty & Abhay Dang v. Union of India thr. Its Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice & other connected cases (2023) a Constitutional Bench of the Indian Supreme Court heard 20 connected cases brought by 52 petitioners. The petitioners all seek legal recognition of same-sex love as a constitutional right for themselves and for the estimated 10% of Indians who are LGBT+. Judgment is awaited.
Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi argued the case as Senior Advocate for one of the petitioners. He is a Member of Parliament (third-term), the senior most National Spokesperson of the Congress Party and the youngest designated Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India (at age 34). He was the youngest Additional Solicitor General of India at the young age of 37 and a former elected Vice President of the Supreme Court Bar Association. He has also been a member of the Indian Supreme Court, where he created and administered bilateral legal forums, including the Indo-British, Indo-US, Indo-Canadian and Indo-Israel forums. After obtaining his B.A. (Economics) degree from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, Dr. Singhvi went on to complete his M.A. and Ph.D. from Trinity College, Cambridge, UK and Harvard University, U.S.A., respectively. He has taught at St. John's College, University of Cambridge, and had joined a brief summer program at Harvard University as well. He has delivered lectures to student/faculty groups and general audiences at Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Boston, MIT and George Washington Universities, as well as NGOs and think-tanks, and has addressed several international conferences, including those at Paris and Pakistan. He was a visiting Trumbull Lecturer at Yale University, USA, in 2011 and is currently Honorary Adjunct Professor at Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.
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