Prof. Kanwar’s published and ongoing writings concern “the legal sources of lethalforce” and resources for regulating coercion in public and private law. His expertiseencompasses public law aspects of International, national, and local law,international humanitarian law and national security law. His writings also drawinsights from contemporary philosophy, intellectual history, social theory and thehumanities. With the CPLJ, he is pursuing the concept of public law through detailedcase studies involving legal pluralism and normative-coercive systems. Ongoingprojects include work on the concepts of “necessity” and "salus populi" in variouslegal systems.
Abhayraj NaikB.A.LL.B. Hons. (NLSIU Bangalore), LL.M. (Yale)Prof. Naik’s research interests include legal theory, law and society, philosophy of law, law and language, and the fundamentals of tort and contract law. His currentresearch projects focus on interdisciplinary studies of privacy and forgiveness. He isalso interested in traditional Asian systems of thought and jurisprudential andethical issues involving science and technology.
To solve urgent problems and meditate on long-term solutions forcontroversies that have arisen within both contemporary jurisprudence andthe practice of public law
To publish scholarly works, contributing to knowledge of selected areas: (1)the Structural Crisis of Indian Courts, (2) Legal Pluralism and Informal DisputeResolution, and (3) the Boundaries of Public Law.
To lend interdisciplinary expertise to urgent problems of democracy and ruleof law
To recover lost strands of legal theory and formulate novel points of entryinto jurisprudential issues.
The CPLJ brings together, for the first time in India, legal scholars who take theoryseriously as an endeavor that touches on everyday experience. The Centre’sresearchers are supported by an International Advisory Board composed of themost distinguished and innovative scholars in public law and jurisprudence, andaided by motivated graduatestudents and research associates committed to gainmastery over specific fields of inquiry. By engaging with broad knowledgecommunities (economists, anthropologists, scientists, journalists, cultural theorists,community leaders, administrative bodies, ethicists, judges, and theologians,