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Lara Jesani

Lara Jesani is an independent lawyer practicing in Indian courts on constitutional, environmental and development matters. Jesani has been practicing law in Indian courts for the last 9 years and is currently an independent legal practitioner with her primary practice based out of Bombay High Court and National Green Tribunal. She has a masters in political science with specialisation in Indian politics and a masters in law (LLM) with my specialisation in criminal law. She was formerly a litigation partner in M Mulla Associates until September 2017, and am since practicing independently based out of Mumbai. She actively take up cases of human rights violations, especially constitutional, environmental, development and anti corruption matters, and death penalty / criminal cases and in defence of HRDs. She is also engaged in public policy and advocacy work, and in human rights education. She is an Ad-Hoc Committee member of the Maharashtra unit of People's Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) and a National Working Committee member of People's Commission for Shrinking Democratic Spaces (PCSDS) and a part of Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA). She has also been part of and continue to work with several collective efforts / groups and collaborate with CSOs and intersectional feminist collectives, on an issue basis. She considers herself a student of law and politics, and is interested in literature, philosophy and music and the study of human behaviour and their relationship with the state and environment.

Articles

Independence of judiciary

The story of origin

It is an age-old concept with its roots in the doctrine of the Separation of Powers, which is not only a human rights issue, but a core value of Rule of Law.

June 11,2018

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