The Feminist Judgment Project India imagines the possibilities of collaborative writing of alternate judgments for several Indian cases across a broad range of legal issues having a significant bearing on women. An endeavour of a feminist collective led, among others, by Jhuma Sen, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Centre for Human Rights Studies and Assistant Director, Mooting and Advocacy Programme, Jindal Global Law School, the project raises a set of basic questions — can one formulate a distinctively feminist judicial practice? If so, what are the limitations to that approach? In what manner does this approach differ from the common law approach the court takes? Neither the practice of academic rewriting of judgment is new, nor is specifically the practice of feminist rewriting of judgments. The Feminist Judgment Project India borrows from the sister projects in Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and USA where feminist academics, lawyers, activists have written alternate versions of judgments originally authored by judges.
[Editor’s note: The Leaflet is the media partner of Indian Feminist Judgment Project workshop in New Delhi to be held on October 6-7, 2018.]