We are happy to announce an online workshop on Plural Ideas of Justice: Stories, Narratives and Experiences from India. The workshop will take place on 23rd and 24th April 2021 online and you can register for the workshop here. Registrations will be open until 20th April 2021. 


The workshop, which is organized by Justice Adda in a partnership with the India Office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, seeks to explore the ideas of justice that emerge from different and diverse methods of conflict resolutions. This includes but is not limited to conflict resolution practices seeking justice through digital platforms or in the form of protests or through community-based forums such as collectives, religious tribunals etc. We are interested in understanding what do these spaces tell us in terms of their approach to what we understand as law and justice?  Can we have a more plural idea of justice beyond courts and formal law?  What are the engagements of state and non-state actors whether in Constitutional architectures, policy reform, or imaginations of legal systems? What are the various historical, political, and sociological explanations for these varied ideas of justice? Our tentative program is available here.


While the quest to develop a concrete and definite form of justice will keep societies forever engaged, this workshop will attempt to bring together stories, narratives, oral histories, and analysis that reveal people’s experiences with an ‘idea of justice’, thus ultimately enabling us to understand the multiple forms in which justice manifests itself.


We look forward to your participation.