Proportionality: Balancing the Scales of Justice | Justice A.K. Sikri | Ashoka Distinguished Policy Speaker Series
Ashoka Distinguished Policy Speaker Series invites you to an online webinar by Justice A.K. Sikri at 6pm, 8th August 2020.
Office of PR & Communications5 August, 2020 | 1 min read
After the success of its first online webinar, the Ashoka Distinguished Policy Speaker Series invites you to an online webinar by Justice A.K. Sikri, currently serving as a Judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court, Singapore Supreme Court. A former Judge of The Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and Judge of the Delhi High Court, prior to which he was a distinguished lawyer. Justice Sikri has given over 4500 verdicts and has been the Chancellor of the National Law University, Delhi as well.
The webinar explores the doctrine of proportionality which refers to the nature and extent of the State’s interference with the exercise of a right that must be proportionate to the goal it seeks to achieve. The Supreme Court used the Doctrine of Proportionality as the touchstone to determine the validity of the Aadhar Card Act making it essential to understand what this principle entails. In the context of Aadhar, this essentially meant balancing of the purported benefits of Aadhaar and the potential threat it carries to the fundamental right to privacy. This formed the core question with respect to the validity of Aadhaar in the constitutional scheme.
This distinguished lecture by Justice Sikri shall throw light on an issue that many Supreme Court judgments have enumerated by emphasising the for a law to pass the proportionality test like the Modern Dental College & Research Centre v. State of Madhya Pradesh & Ors, Justice KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India case, in which the Court upheld privacy as a fundamental right etc.
We hope you make it to the talk. Please sign up by registering on the following link and share it as much as possible!
Date: 8th August 2020 Saturday
Time: 6 -7 pm