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About the event

Honourable Dr Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, from India's Supreme Court, will be speaking about the role of courts in democracy, with a particular focus on India and the UK.

This lecture is hosted by the King’s India Institute, The Dickson Poon School of Law and the Principal’s Office, King’s College London, in partnership with the Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, India.

This is a hybrid event

In-person guests can join this lecture in the Nash Lecture Theatre, King's Building. The lecture will be proceeded by a Q&A session.

Our online guests can join via zoom. Please register your free place. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the seminar.

About the speaker

Honourable Dr Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud

Honourable Dr Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, Judge, Supreme Court of India to the United Kingdom completed his LLB at Delhi University. He then studied at Harvard University after receiving the prestigious Inlaks Scholarship. At Harvard, he completed his Masters in Law (LLM) and Doctorate in Juridical Sciences (SJD).

Chandrachud J practised as an advocate in the Supreme Court and the High Courts of Gujarat, Calcutta, Allahabad, Madhya Pradesh, and Delhi before becoming a judge of the Bombay High Court. He appeared before the Company Law Board, the Monopolies & Restricted Trade Practices (MRTP) Commission, the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) Board and National and State Commissions. He was designated as Senior Advocate by the Bombay High Court in 1998. He served as the Additional Solicitor General of India from 1998 to 2000. As an advocate, Justice Chandrachud’s most significant cases have involved constitutional and administrative law, the rights of HIV+ workers, religious and linguistic minority rights, and labour and industrial laws.

On 29 March 2000, he was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court. He took oath as the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court on 31 October 2013.

After J Lalit’s retirement, Chandrachud J will likely serve as the 50th Chief Justice of India from November 2022. He is the son of the 16th and longest-serving Chief Justice of India, Justice YV Chandrachud.

Event details

Nash Lecture Theatre
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS